Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Every year, the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June is designated as Free Fishing Weekend throughout the state of Wisconsin. All the waters of the state are open, including state waters of the Great Lakes and rivers bordering Wisconsin. Residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a fishing license (or trout or salmon stamps) over these two days. However, all other fishing regulations (length limits, bag limits, etc.) apply.
Pack up the family or call your friends and head to the water. Fishing clinics and special activities are planned at state and local parks throughout Wisconsin. No fishing pole? No worries! Contact a Tackle Loaner site at one of several state parks and DNR regional offices to borrow one.
Because children under the age of 16 do not need a fishing license to fish on any day of the year, the motto for Free Fishing Weekend could be, 'Take a grown-up fishing!'"
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The poor creature was struck by lightning and left with blistering burns. You would expect it to have been cooked alive.
But the cow miraculously survived, apparently unperturbed by the ordeal, and is already back roaming the meadows.
Pictured: The cow that was zapped by lightning - and survived | Mail Online
Sunday, May 10, 2009
New nanocrystals show potential for cheap lasers, new lighting | Science Codex
Luckily Hulu has this show. And also what is really interesting is that you can click to the end of the show and only watch the part you missed!!
Until Tivo smartens up or Fox stops showing long, I'll be able to hook up with Hulu.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Basking sharks, which can grow up to 33 feet long and weigh more than a Hummer H1, spend the late spring, summer and early fall in the temperate regions of the world’s oceans. But then they pull their great disappearing act, eluding scientists throughout the winter months.
“It’s been a big mystery for the past fifty years,” said Greg Skomal, an aquatic biologist at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and lead author of the study in Current Biology May 7. “For a while people thought they were hibernating on the sea floor, even though hibernating is not really something sharks do.”
Enormous Shark’s Secret Hideout Finally Discovered | Wired Science