"'Extinct' cat-sized Chinchilla found alive in shadows of Machu Pichu" — Jeremy Hance for Mongabay, part of the Guardian Environment Network
"This Guardian piece is pure clickbait!" cries the cat-sized chinchilla. “How dare they suggest our birth rate is but a scintilla."
"How droll, Guardian, putting 'extinct' in quotes," calls the cat-sized chinchilla, "when my family alone would fill boats, A whole 'extinct' flotilla."
"We’re 'found alive' from Peru to Katmandu," chides the cat-sized chinchilla. "So why does the Guardian willfully eschew my many cousins in Anguilla?"
"And 'cat-sized?' Really? That's the best you can do?" concludes the cat-sized chinchilla, "Well then, Mr. Hance, here's my headline for you: [...]
Robots: friendly helpers or heartless monsters that will destroy humanity? This is no longer just a question for the movies that play all the time on "Spike" or TNT. As you may or may not have noticed, aggressor nations such as the United States are getting out of the people business when it comes to fighting wars. Drones and robots are where the action is today, because drones don't urinate on the corpses of innocent people in Afghanistan, and drones don't burn the Koran, and drones don't come home missing a couple of limbs or a chunk of brain and end up standing alongside a freeway ramp with a [...]
Perhaps the greatest appetizer I have ever eaten is Oysters en Brochette at Galatoire's in New Orleans. The oysters are wrapped in bacon, dredged in flour, deep fried and then drizzled in butter sauce. It is exactly as amazing and unhealthy as it sounds. So I am sad to learn that "oyster reefs around the world are disappearing so fast that more than 85 per cent have been lost to disease and over-harvesting." I had better get back to New Orleans but quick; this heart isn't going to attack itself.