Today in Tech News Digest, Project Ara is real and happening, Apple quietly ends support for Snow Leopard, Nintendo loudly ends support for online multiplayer on Wii and DS, Sony announces the closure of the majority of its bricks-and-mortar stores, Facebook retires its email service, and retro games are set to invade Adam Sandler. Show More Summary
The American Zoo Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (Tacoma, WA), as in many U.S. cities this winter have got snow disruption. Recently zoo staff unveiled a series of remarkable photographs showing how the clouded leopard in one of the enclosures have fun playing in snowdrifts and catches snowballs fangs, apparently completely forgetting that he inhabitant […]
Check out this series of photos from India's Hemis National Park, where photographer Adam Riley watch a snow leopard stalk and hunt a pack of sheep.
It was our third day in high elevation Hemis National Park, we had awakened before dawn and chugged down a mug...
Few things make Russia’s stone-faced leader smile quite like a cuddly, warm animal (see his past encounters with a shepherd dog, a baby moose and a walrus), but Putin’s latest snuggly photo op, this time with a snow leopard, turned ugly when one cub went into attack mode. Show More Summary
OS X Mavericks has been out since October. Apple wanted to accelerate the uptake of their newest Mac operating system by offering a free update for anyone using Snow Leopard or higher. And millions of us have. Many for better, but some for worse. Show More Summary
The Winter Olympics in Sochi are focusing attention on the appealing, but endangered, snow leopard.
Over the past few years, Apple has released new versions of its OS X software, with the latest being OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Prior to that we had Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard which was released back in 2009, a good four years ago, and it would seem as though Apple’s support for the four year old operating system could be coming to an end. Show More Summary
It was a little strange altogether — considering that the overriding issue this week in the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department was its abominable treatment of inmates in its jails — to note that Sheriff Lee Baca felt he needed to leave his personal stamp on the case of a group of miscreant teenagers.
The latest incident of teens busting in and partying while the owners are out of townA mounted snow leopard worth more than $250,000, pieces of armor and designer clothes were among the items recovered by sheriff?s detectives investigating a party...
Sixteen suspects described as "kids of means" have been arrested after a wild party in a wealthy Los Angeles suburbs where a mansion was trashed and partygoers made off with a bizarre assortment of loot—including a mounted snow leopard valued at $250,000. LA County sheriff Lee Baca estimates...
(YouTube link) These are some magnificent cats. A half-grown snow leopard cub attacks his very tolerant mother, in a video by Ben Eisenkop, also known as redditor Unidan. -via Tastefully Offensive
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have unearthed the oldest big cat fossil yet, suggesting the predator — similar to a snow leopard — evolved in Asia and spread out.
Snow leopard cub Little Boy tackles a pumpkin while playing in the Central Park Zoo on Thursday. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Canadian sales agent 108 Media has presold wildlife documentarian Alex Verner’s Camera Trap, about a British wildlife crew pursuing a rare Amur Snow Leopard in central Asia, to Taiwan’s Pomi International, THR reports. Verner’s debut film is a “found footage”-style feature “following a British wildlife... Read More
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo is debuting a pair of snow leopard cubs (Panthera uncia). These are the first snow leopard cubs ever born at the Central Park Zoo and the second snow leopard birth at a WCS zoo this year. The cubs, a male and a female, born this summer, weigh about 30 pounds but are expected to reach between 65-120 pounds.
While the Central Park Zoo's snow leopards sometimes remain frustratingly out-of-sight for visitors, now we at least know why: They have been getting busy. The Wildlife Conservation Society is debuting a pair of snow leopards born to mother Zoe and father Aksai. [ more › ]
Snow leopards are among the world’s most endangered big cats with an estimated 3,500-6,500 remaining in the wild.
Every week Daily Kos diarists write dozens of environmentally related posts. Many don't get the readership they deserve. Helping improve the odds is the motivation behind the Green Diary Rescue. In the past seven years, there have been 246 of these spotlighting more than 14,979 eco-diaries. Show More Summary