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Fire: Oh, that will never happen to me

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Laughter and hooting filled the house as my wife had Karen and a few other friends over for a mid-morning tea. (Such are the joys of retired life.) The chirping of a cell phone rose from the pile of purses on the sofa. Nobody paid it any [...]

Steve Smith makes good on promise to destroy Panthers

Steve Smith has had his vengeance against the Panthers with five catches for 122 yards and two TD's in the first half. To be fair, he warned them. Ever since joining the Ravens, Steve Smith has chirped at the Carolina Panthers, evenShow More Summary

Wedding Invitations: Inspiration from Chirp Paperie

What in life makes you feel giddy and excited? For me, it’s paper and all things related! When I see a great set of stationary, I suddenly feel the urge to drive to the nearest craft store and fill my buggy with all sorts of fun things! I am constantly dreaming up ideas for witty […]

Mean green flying machines: the hummingbirds are here!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

What was that high pitched chirping and flash of iridescent green that just whizzed past at lightning speed? You just got buzzed by a hummingbird! The fall migration is passing through Houston, and these feisty little birds seem to be … Continue reading ?

CHIRPING - Ambitions

Sounds like: Wild Nothing, The Drums, The Smiths, The Strokes Song: CHIRPING - Ambitions What's so good? There is something to be said for some simple electric guitar chords -- they can be just magical. While it's a formula that has worked for a long time, there's a reason why it has. Show More Summary

Hunt vs. Nelson: A Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 52

The Land of the Rising Sun? Well, since the birds will be just about ready to chirp once this one wraps up on the East Coast, that seems appropriate for this particular situation. UFC Fight Night 52—kicking off at 12:30 a.m. ET in the U.S.—goes down from the revered Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo, Japan. Show More Summary

Long-Term Unemployment Remains At Historic High

The White House may call it a recovery, and the media may mostly chirp along, but that doesn't appear to be the case for many Americans still victim to ObamaNomics. The " number and share of people out of work for more than six months,...Show More Summary

Listen To The Supercharged Fury Of Kawasaki's New Ninja

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Kawasaki has been teasing its Ninja H2 in the run-up to the Intermot motorcycle show in Germany later this month. Now we get to hear it, and there's no denying the supercharger whine accompanied by a fiendishly tell-tale chirp. Read more...

The UFC 177 Salaries Prove How Wrong We All Were About UFC 177?s Stacked Lineup

(Unfortunately, the catcalls directed towards Ms. Baker could not be heard that night, as they were drowned out by the deafening chirps of a thousand crickets. Photo via Getty.) By Jared Jones (channeling Dana White's inner rage)  'Sup, fuckers. Show More Summary

Yes it’s Father’s Day next Sunday

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Spring has sprung, birds are chirping. Days are warmer, skies bluer, and soon winter will have washed away. And what better way to celebrate then by giving Dad happy socks and a Bunning’s gift card to show him how much you love him. Haven’t spoken to Dad much lately? Then perhaps a scratchy to sweeten the [...]

Chirps, whistles, clicks: Do any animals have a true ‘language’?

last monthHealth : The Checkup

From ultrasonic bat chirps to eerie whale songs, the animal kingdom is a noisy place. While some sounds might have meaning — typically something like “I'm a male, aren't I great?” — no other creatures have a true language except for us. Or do they? Read full article >>

Andy Thomas: Audio Life Forms

Andy Thomas combines nature and technology in his “audio life forms”, 3D animations of abstract shapes inspired by plants and animals. Andy uses these shapes to visualize sound, in this case the chirps of a nightingale and a canary.

3D bird sound visualization is electrifying

Sometimes the sound of chirping and singing birds can be enough to inspire a feeling of peace and tranquility. But for Australian multimedia artist Andy Thomas — who specializes in creating “audio life forms” — such dulcet tones inspired something more: curiosity about what they might look like as sound-driven 3D animations. Show More Summary

Transeasonal trend setter: Three looks to get you ready for Spring!

Moodier than the cast of Real Housewives of New York, it's that time of the month for weather. It's sunshine and birds chirping one minute, and drizzly and cold the next. So rather than shake your fist violently in the air in a fit of rage, try these three outfits designed for 'wtf weather' — […]

Ducks in a row

So this passed through my RSS feed from Nature Communications. Multicolour nonlinearly bound chirped dissipative solitons Like most of you my brain asked me to please not read that twice. Unlike most of you this falls pretty close to what I get paid to do so I felt obligated to at least try to understand [Read more...]

Crocodylus mindorensis: Ultra-rare crocodile survive in Philippine 'Noah's Ark'

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

A chorus of chirps filled the room as one of the Philippines' top crocodile breeders checked on his wards in an overcrowded 'Noah's Ark' for one of the world's most endangered animals. The chick-like cries came from metal tanks holding...Show More Summary

Ultra-rare crocs survive in Philippine 'Noah's Ark'

A chorus of chirps filled the room as one of the Philippines' top crocodile breeders checked on his wards in an overcrowded 'Noah's Ark' for one of the world's most endangered animals. The chick-like cries came from metal tanks holding...Show More Summary

5 Cat Sounds I Absolutely Adore

I just wrote about cat sounds that annoy me, but I felt like the post needed a follow-up one about cat sounds that warm my heart and make me smile. There are plenty of them, but here are five of my favorites. 1. Chirping "Ch-ch-ch-chhhhh" If...Show More Summary

As a Reminder, My Loncon 3 and GenCon Schedules

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Here they are! (crickets chirping) Which is to say I am at neither. I was thinking of dropping in at GenCon on Friday but it doesn’t look like my schedule is going to allow that. I’m at home writing instead. Because, occasionally, as a writer, I have to do that. And I want to get […]

Snack Packaging Gonna Have to Get Real Cute For This One

2 months agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino Try a Hopper bar! Or a cricket protein bar from Exo? What about Chirps chips? Would you eat sky-prawn (locust) puree? [NPR] 0 Comments

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