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Eurasian jays shun reward for tastier delayed treat, study finds | Birds | The Guardian

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Boy's discovery reveals highly complex plant-insect interaction

Some plants produce nutritious caps on their seeds to encourage ants to take them back to their nests, spreading them.

Gall wasps get oaks to produce galls with nutritious caps to get their larvae taken to the safety of the ant nest.
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Convention dictates that the larger prefixes end in an A, and the smaller ones in an O.
...except for kilo, of course, which should really be kila, by that convention. Also conventional is that multiplying prefixes are shortened to a capital letter, and dividing ones to a lower case letter. So we have, for example, GW for gigawatts, and pW for picowatts. But again, kilo is a non-conformist, and we usually write kg for kilograms - not Kg.

There are other non-conforming prefixes: most notably, milli should be millo. hecto, deci, and centi also don't conform - but they're not for powers that are multiples of three anyway - so we try to ignore them
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That's some heavy shit.
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Today's Google Doodle celebrates Marie Tharp, an American oceanic cartographer whose work helped to prove the theory of continental drift.

https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-marie-tharp

The animations have sound, but annoyingly the sonar sound is wrong: it has the ship 'hearing' the sonar echo when the sound waves hit the sea bottom; in reality, of course, the ship only hears the sound after it has travelled back to the ship.

It seems strange that someone would go to all the trouble of making this Doodle, and make such a fundamental mistake. Seems it was made by an artist rather than a scientist or engineer, but you would have thought that someone at a tech company, like Google, would have pointed out the error and had the artist correct it, before publishing.

Also, the animation of what I think is supposed to show the rotating Earth, is terrible - scrolling a Mercator projection across a circular disc, so the perspective is entirely wrong.

Try harder, Google.
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They never should have let steve go. This never happened when they worked there.
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I dunno, that's a pretty hilarious troll. :lol:
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