Google Earth

Ok, the title of this product is a bit of meglomania, but Google Earth is pretty stunning none the less. It’s a 3D earth viewer that allows you to zoom in and out of a model of the earth that’s mapped with satelite imagery. Try adding your own tags with sets like “places I’ve lived” or “places I want to visit”.

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Smart creatures

Dolphins teach their children to use sponges
This is amazing. But, then again, why should it be? Humans are pretty arrogant to think that they’re so far advanced that there isn’t even one reasonably smart creature out there.
“Dolphins in Australia have been observed using tools, and they seem to pass on their specialist knowledge to others. This is the first time cultural transmission has been confirmed in a marine mammal.
“Lacking hands, dolphins are limited in what they can do with a tool, but some bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia, have devised a way to break marine sponges off the seafloor and wear them over their snouts when foraging.”

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