1) Picture Quiz.  Is the following a picture of:

A) Highly paid fashion model

B) Newly sheared alpaca standing in its pasture in Eugendorf, Austria

 

2) Science Picture of the Day

From Christian Science Monitor: 

For billions of years, massive stars in our Milky Way Galaxy have lived spectacular lives. Collapsing from vast cosmic clouds, their nuclear furnaces ignite and create heavy elements in their cores. After a few million years, the enriched material is blasted back into interstellar space where star formation begins anew. The expanding debris cloud known as Cassiopeia A is an example of this final phase of the stellar life cycle. Light from the explosion which created this supernova remnant was probably first seen in planet Earth’s sky just over 300 years ago, although it took that light more than 10,000 years to reach us.

3) From the Guardian – The 92-year-old American athlete Paul Mart takes part in a bodybuilding competition.  This guy is in amazing shape, but I didn’t need to see a picture of him in a thong.  🙂

 

4) Increasingly affluent and energy-hungry China has overtaken the US as world’s biggest energy consumer.

Link to article in the Christian Science Monitor:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/03/china-overtakes-us-energy-consumer

They are making the same mistakes in ignoring the consequences of over taxing the environment.

 

An algae-filled Chaohu Lake is seen in Hefei, China, on Tuesday. Almost a quarter of China’s surface water remains so polluted that it is unfit even for industrial use, while less than half of total supplies are drinkable, according to data from the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

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