Apr 23, 2012

Space Elevator and Tool Using Fish

Apparently the fact that a Japanese company announced it would build a Space elevator by 2050 is hype. READ MORE

Bummer. With that said, NASA may still be considering it. However, the article claiming so was written 12 years ago in 2000. LEARN MORE

Either way, it was a great book by one of my writing heroes, Arthur C. Clarke. Fountains of Paradise.

Professional diver Scott Gardner has captured what are believed to be the first images of a wild fish using a Tool. The picture below, captured in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, shows a foot-long blackspot tuskfish smashing a clam on a rock until it cracks open. What makes this exciting? Tool use by fish is quite rare. LEARN MORE

Thank you to Alex J. Cavanaugh and Laura Eno for the mentions on Saturday. Most kind. I think I'm still blushing.

 The Backworlds Blog Tour May 7th, 2012

 If you'd like to help me get the word out of my next release, The Backworlds, I'd be most appreciative. Sign up below for the launch party, and I'll see to it you're emailed what you need to post up.Will give you a break when AtoZ ends. Post up any time the week of May 7th. And you don't have to visit anybody. The Linky link is so I can be organized.

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 2012 AtoZ Challenge hosted by Tossing It Out (Arlee Bird) Amlokiblogs (Damyanti Biswas) Alex J. Cavanaugh (Alex J. Cavanaugh) Life is Good (Tina Downey) Cruising Altitude 2.0 (DL Hammons) Retro-Zombie (Jeremy Hawkins) The Warrior Muse (Shannon Lawrence) The QQQE (Matthew MacNish) Author Elizabeth Mueller (Elizabeth Mueller) Pearson Report (Jenny Pearson) No Thought 2 Small (Konstanz Silverbow) Breakthrough Blogs (Stephen Tremp) Coming Down The Mountain (Karen Jones Gowen)

My U might solve the space elevator problem. Or perhaps spider goats can. It doesn't really surprise me that some fish might use tools. Does it surprise you? What do you think about a space elevator?