Weitz on Human Rights Advances September 23, History is full of human rights tragedies and abuses, and it can be difficult to feel hopeful about the current state of affairs with those atrocities in mind. But there are success stories as well. Here, Eric Weitz shares a few exceptional human rights advances in recent history.
Searching for Spirit in Science Publishing September 19, Not long ago, I read an article in Scientific American about the power of words and how language shapes the brain. Eleanor Wilner on Before Our Eyes September 18, A poet who engages with history in lyrical language, Elenor Wilner creates worlds that reflect on and illuminate the actual one, drawing on the power of communal myth and memory to transform them into agents of change.
Chester Finn and Andrew Scanlan on Learning in the Fast Lane September 17, The Advanced Placement program stands as the foremost source of college-level academics for millions of high school students in the United States and beyond. More than 22, schools now participate in it, across nearly forty subjects, from Latin and art to calculus and computer science. Jennifer M.
I love birding adventure stories, but this one truly deserves to be labelled an adventure. Some of the conditions the author endured would have made Attu seem like a spa vacation. Here are but a few examples:.
Who knew searching for pittas was such a thrilling read dangerous endeavor? But for every night spent without even the basic comforts or every dangerous situation like being stalked by a leopard, Gooddie also saw some amazing things. He observed birds, not just pittas, rarely seen by birders or ornithologists. He documented birds in places they had never been seen before, and possibly even photographed some in the field for the first time.
His quest may have been extreme, possibly even insane, but it came across in a very relatable manner. These show some of the birds he saw, as well as places he birded and people he birded with.
In the late s, when many species were imported commercially for the first time, they reached the height of popularity. Food was scattered on the floor and was also placed in a small dish and water was provided in a D-cup bowl. His quest may have been extreme, possibly even insane, but it came across in a very relatable manner. Feeding of lorikeets in zoo exhibits Another serious concern is that relating to the quality of food offered to the lorikeets. The leaf litter was replaced twice during the period of captivity and fresh leaf litter and invertebrates were provided. The first clutch of eggs laid by the Yucatan Amazons A. A few years ago I realised there is another easy way to distinguish between the male and female adult Senegal Parrot.
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The Jewel Hunter by Chris Gooddie. As Gooddie puts it: [This is] why pittas are so maddening, and, for exactly the same reasons, so alluring. They provide the ultimate hunt; they are variously wily, elusive, cryptic, sneaky, crepuscular, shy and unpredictable. Their habits are mercurial, mysterious and contrary. Looking back on seeing his first pitta, he writes: It had taken my breath away, this bird, all vital energy and astonishing, unfathomable beauty, like those unattainable girls on TV adverts who somehow make you buy toothpaste, but whom you secretly know will never come home with you to do the brushing.
I became horribly aware of the unpalatable, jarring truth; my life was out of whack.