Where are the most awe-inspiring, hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes in France, especially in winter (or that amaze regardless of season)?
posted by shivohum
on Jan 18, 2007 -
I would like to find out about good providers of photography tours and/or travel-based photography workshops abroad. Preferably, the workshops should be pitched at the level of an intermediate photographer. [more inside]
posted by matildaben
on Dec 27, 2006 -
I met a cat in the street tonight and didn't have any ears.
I was walking down a quiet street and saw a white cat sitting in the middle of the street, it didn't move as I approached.
I got to abaout 10 ft and stopped, and called to it. It came over and was clearly not afraid.
It did not have any ears, it had holes where ears would be and the holes were clean, no flaps or raggedy bits.
We bonded easy enough, I was able to lift the creature onto my lap, it was purring.
It was skinny and I think under fed, certainly my own cats which are lean, are much fuller in body.
Why might a cat have no ears ?
Is it an act of malice or surgery ?
Disese or cruelty ?
Birth defect ?
It made me very sad.
posted by matholio
on Dec 22, 2006 -
I want to find some art (for my wall) which has a humanist nature. It should capture that feeling you get when you realize some deep truth in physics or math, or when you're contemplating the universe. Know anything that fits the bill? [more inside]
posted by clord
on Dec 19, 2006 -
CatPsychFilter: Should we get our cat a kitten? How soon? We recently (just this week) lost our five month old kitten... [more inside]
posted by verytres
on Nov 29, 2006 -
Cephalopod filter: Do squid and cuttlefish have a sense of direction? It's more perplexing than it might first sound... [more inside]
posted by 8k
on Nov 26, 2006 -
Help me create a playlist contemporary songs that mention / are about plants or animals (and aren't too sappy). [more inside]
posted by gavia
on Oct 1, 2006 -
Why are there no canine equivalents to lions, tigers, leopards, and panthers (etc.)? [more inside]
posted by Sinner
on Aug 29, 2006 -
Am I crazy to spend only 1 day (2 nights) in the Yosemite Park area? We've got a limited budget, and Yosemite is just one stop in our road trip down the PCH. [more inside]
posted by blastrid
on Jul 14, 2006 -
I want my life to be more "sensor-y" exciting. I could get a bunch of great art works (paintings and sculptures, say) but seeing them day in and day out my brain would filter them out. In a sense, I'm trying to make my apartment as much like being outdoors as possible, using technology. [more inside]
posted by Furious Fitness
on Jun 2, 2006 -
What experiments have been carried out where animals perform better
than us at particular cognitive tasks? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on May 9, 2006 -
We're going to be in Tucson, AZ for a wedding the weekend of June 3rd. We'd really like to spend the week after the wedding seeing the Southwest (Mesa Verde, the Grand Canyon, and so on). Where should we go and how should we get there? [more inside]
posted by josh
on May 1, 2006 -
I'd like to get a good time/date approximation as to when I can see the Northern Lights. Any experts with the Aurora Borealis? [more inside]
posted by jadanzzy
on Apr 13, 2006 -
POSTED / NO TRESPASSING - Has this always been the norm? When did it become popular for virtually *everyone* to do this to their land? How serious are people, in your experience? Also, is there anywhere where they don't do this (as much)? [more inside]
posted by zhivota
on Apr 2, 2006 -
Pint-size paleontology: Where in WA state (Seattle area), is a good place for an 8-year-old to be able to look for and (probably) find fossils? (And take some home) [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Dec 15, 2005 -
Are there any animals that have evolved a use for radioactivity? If so, what ways is it used? If not, why has this not happened? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Nov 23, 2005 -
Many years ago someone told me the recognised term for the kind of involuntary shudder that commonly affects people at rest. You know the kind that spontaneously rocks you, just for a moment, like you are shaking off the ghoulies, like the cliche says 'someone was walking on your grave'? I have since lost this word to time, and searching the internet has brought only partial results
Does anyone know it?
posted by 0bvious
on Nov 15, 2005 -
My wife was doing some yard work and found these freaky, ant-like insects..
What are they?
posted by cowmix
on Oct 14, 2005 -
I'm looking for literature that reflects some of the different worldviews or perspectives that African Americans have in relation to nature and natural resources. [more inside]
posted by batboy
on Aug 24, 2005 -
Are all animals basically symmetrical? Even a lobster, which has specialized claws, seems to be basically symmetrical. More specifically, are there animals that are clearly not symmetrical?
posted by R. Mutt
on Aug 8, 2005 -
: What is this bug? It was crawling around outside my apartment here in Austin and actually walked toward me whenever I would move, which creeped me the eff out. It's about two inches long and... just check out the photo
. It was a slow and deliberate mover. I have to know what it is, and if I should keep a weapon nearby in case it comes back.
posted by letterneversent
on Jul 11, 2005 -
Most travellers to Europe concentrate on the culture and the man-made historical artifacts. What specific places would you go to if you wanted to concentrate on the natural wonders instead?
posted by smackfu
on May 23, 2005 -
I remember reading a while back, possibly in Cosmic Trigger or some other such book, that the pyramid shape is naturally conducive to the sharpening of blades. According to this source, if you put dull blades inside a pyramid-shaped object, they will naturally sharpen over time. I don't think it matters what material the pyramid is made from, or how big it is.
Anyway, as implausible as this idea seems, I know that I've heard it at least a few times, and cannot find anything about it on Snopes.
So my question to the MeFi Mythbusters- real or urban legend?
posted by afroblanca
on Feb 20, 2005 -
Are there any reliable resources/studies that address the issue of being gay? (MI) [more inside]
posted by repoman
on Dec 7, 2004 -
Has anyone seen something so amazing they wanted to tell everyone about it, but by the time they could, the event had passed? [MI] [more inside]
posted by SpaceCadet
on Oct 13, 2004 -
End of the universe scenarios. I'm familiar with the concepts of "heat death" as well as the universe contracting unto another Big Bang. How else might the universe someday become a completely un-survivable place?
posted by scarabic
on Sep 9, 2004 -
I just got done reading Ishmael by Daniel Quinn for class. Now, I have to find a book that also deals with nature in the same regard to read (ie, we're destroying it- go fix it! Though it could be how nature is ours to control and we should actually exploit it more). Preferable, though not necessary, for my own pleasure would be something that intertwines religion and science with nature (from a negative or positive standpoint) into the book.
posted by jmd82
on Sep 8, 2004 -
I've been reading a little about the cicada thing going on and I was feeling a little left out, since they're not gonna really visit us in Seattle too much. It seems like the cicadas and the El Ninos and the tornados and floods never focus on us. Thankful as I am, does anyone know of any environmental event that I can look forward to here (you know, besides that 10.5 earthquake that's been plotting to knock over the Space Needle).
posted by Slimemonster
on May 15, 2004 -