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Dancing Booby

A Dancing Blue-footed Booby showing off his stunning blue feet

A Dancing Blue-footed Booby showing off his stunning blue feet

At Seymour Norte island in the Galapagos Islands

Curious Sea Lions

This curious sea lion was very interested in the little blue box (camera) I was holding

This curious sea lion was very interested in the little blue box (camera) I was holding

Our last full day in the Galapagos ended with a swim with 4 curious young sea lions. It was all fun and games until the beachmaster showed up.

We made it to the Galapagos

Be perfectly honest, do I have something on my face?

Be perfectly honest, do I have something on my face?

Our time in Baños was well spent

Paragliding at sunset one day and looking out over the Amazon the next.

The Amazon, shortly after a downpour

The Amazon, shortly after a downpour

Paragliding at sunset

Paragliding at sunset

1000 ways to die in Ecuador

Way #256: Becoming Arapaima food
These carnivorous arapaima were 2.5 meters long and very hungry

Thankfully they don’t have any teeth so all their food has to fit down their throats, so we were relatively safe.

Way #512: This

No one in their right mind would ever get on a rickety rope swing 70 meters up, but you aren’t in your right mind. Or at least I wasn’t.

Bonus way to die: White water canoeing in a dugout canoe
Everything is going as well as can be expected until you slam into some rocks.

Paragliding in Ecuador

Almost chickened out… glad I didn’t.

Traveling to the land of Boobies…

… The blue footed variety of course

The blue footed Boobie

source: http://seemorepictures.blogspot.ca/2012/11/the-blue-footed-boobie.html

Bah Humbug!

Physicists who want to protect traditional Christmas realize that the only way to keep from changing Christmas is not to observe it.

(via xkcd)

That is all.

Gavin Schmidt on Advocacy

From AGU originally posted, by Michael Tobis on Planet3.0.

Posted here mostly for my own records

Why Vancouver’s door knob ban is a really bad idea

Vancouver has banned the classic round door knob for new buildings because it has accessibility issues. Door levers are easier to open especially if your hands are full or if you have mobility issues. The debate surrounding this idea has been fierce, but off the mark.

The real issue issue is that round door knobs are a critical safety issue that protects us against a very serious threat: Velociraptors.

The theory of revolution

Brilliant!

Source: SMBC

Source: SMBC

To Boldly Go…

Endeavour Continue Reading

Thorested Development

Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove covering The Beatles

Who on earth thought this was a good idea?

Well they were right!

Twelve Months in Two Minutes; Curiosity’s First Year on Mars

Has it really been a year since all of this