Monstrous Beasts: 14 Bizarre Dinosaurs and Extinct Species.
These are incredible. 3D artists, start your engines. Movie creatures have a long way to go to compare with nature.
I say that, of course
and now it’s snowing lightly.
Oh, and no snow arrived.
Currently under very low-hanging clouds.
Hurricane-force winds here in Santa Fe tonight ...
... as the snow arrives.
CNN: Dinosaur feathers, all reddish-orange?
I don’t know about this. Is science finding the color at death, or the original color of the feather? Unless I’m misunderstanding the tests, I suspect we’ll hear this discovery adjusted relatively swiftly. Robins here in the Southwest are sun-bleached from black and warm red to grey and a faded brownish-tomato.
Discover Magazine: Last thing I want landing in my hair.
Discover Magazine: Dye, botox and lip-plumpers are safe from recession, one supposes.
The Coolist: “Hey, you need to water your bling.”
BBC News: So much for that romantic myth.
Times Online.UK: Grants for bogus climate change claims.
UN climate panel blunders again over Himalayan glaciers. The backlash over this is going to be terrible, I think. Thanks, Emmett.
NY Times: Things continue to heat up.
Past Decade Warmest Ever, NASA Data Shows. “The NASA data released Thursday showed an upward temperature trend of about 0.36 degrees Fahrenheit (0.2 degrees Celsius) per decade over the past 30 years. Average global temperatures have risen by about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius) since 1880.”
Rained lightly all night, just now turning to snow.
Bizarre. News says the temps are supposed to keep dropping today. Barely 32 at present. 6:30 AM, just wet. Cars driving by at normal speed. 6:40, a quarter-inch of snow on the wall tops.
azdailysun.com: Almost four feet in Flagstaff?!!
Piling up, hunkering down. Once the storm is over with, it looks like they’ll have close to four feet. Nightly news here is saying I-40 west is closed at Winslow, “until further notice.”
Discover Magazine: Shipworms, basking and eating in global warming’s heat.
BBC: Beautiful, and deadly too.
I linked this back a month or so ago, but BBC has even better info and video: A rare glimpse of the cave of crystals.
Trying to strategize where to put snowpiles, if we are indeed to get two more generous storms this week. Overshovel now, for an easier time later on. Links when and as I can. Perhaps more pix.
KRQE: Didn’t notice any shaking here.
Raton, NM apparently had a shake the other day. Large earthquakes rare in New Mexico.
Snow this morning.
Here comes the moisture!
California got whacked with rain ...
and it might end up being significant snow for parts of New Mexico. I just went out and stocked up on food, topped up the tanks on the cars. Remember that 1 inch of rain equals approximately 6-10 inches of snow!
MGR’s got a radish.
New Scientist, Short Sharp Science: I was wondering about where the fault was.
BBC News: Hardier than they believe.
Jurassic tree survives big chill in trust garden. If it’s survived this long already as a species, it can’t be *that* fragile.