September 2014 marks 100 years since the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. It’s estimated that the population of these migrant birds fell from 3.7 billion individuals to 0 in about 40 years, largely due to human impact, habitat destruction, and a lack of regulation on hunting, trapping, and their use in competitive tourneys.
Remember Martha, the last of her kind, and what she represents as not just a hallmark of her species, but as a symbol for our fragile environments today.
Well, it’s the future now.
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Tragedy strikes. I hear they never found a body.
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The Leatherdos is a hair clip that doubles as a multi-tool that combines 5 different tools in a tiny hair clip: screw-drivers, a wrench, a trolley coin, a ruler, and a cutting edge.This some of that James Bond shit.
Swiss Army Hairclip
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Bill Nye Fights Back
How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
Read the full article on Popular Science
I Got my Circuit Scribe in the mail yeterday! It’s only the best conductive pen ever! … and it’s used a a teaching aid for electronics.
A company handily based here in Champaign makes them and is selling these neat-o pens into the world. Sorry, you missed their Kickstarter; but you can order one from their web store and get one once they catch up on all the orders.
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Cyriak has a new one. You know what that means…. actually, neither do I.
We’re playing #SadProducts with @midnight!
I’ve been talking about Drearios for years! Now I know I should have jump on that and ridden it to Internet fame.