Rock Art

Photo: Valley of Fire Rock Art = Human-made markings placed on natural stone Tips Please do not touch the rock art because contact with the oils in skin will damage them. You may take photographs and sketches, but rubbings are not permitted. Avoid climbing near rock art sites. Bradshaw Foundation Bradshaw Foundation Facebook @BradshawFND Vandalism …

Periodic Table

Buzzwords Periodic Table = a table of the chemical elements arranged in order of atomic number. The elements are placed according to their atomic number, the arrangement of each atom’s electrons and recurring chemical properties. Key Links iypt2019.org Recommended Listening Tales from the periodic table Elemental Podcast Happy 150th birthday to the Periodic Table – …

Ellipsis

Buzzwords Ellipsis = three dots (…) Also see: Typing awareness indicator Quotes In my case — in the particularly high-stakes conversation at hand — it was the bubble that popped up to indicate typing, then disappeared to show he had stopped. Then came back up to show typing, then went away again. Then returned for …

Daylight Saving Time

Photo: Sunset Daylight saving time (abbreviated DST), sometimes referred to as daylight savings time in US, Canadian and Australian speech, and known as summer time in some countries, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. – Wikipedia Hashtag: #DaylightSaving Places that opt …

Desire Path

Buzzwords Desire path = Path developed by erosion caused by human footsteps The path usually represents the shortest or most easily navigated route between an origin and destination. Quotes When cities lack the paths pedestrians need, people vote with their feet – Guardian Claire was photographing desire paths… the imprints of ‘foot anarchists’, individuals who …

Sustainable

Artwork: BHL, Weasel Sustainable = able to be maintained at a certain rate or level Planeta.com Sustainability Sustainable Development Sustainable Tourism Freya Higgins-Desbiolles: Thoughts on Sustainable Tourism Making Sustainability Smarter: Conversation with Marcus Endicott UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Adjectives

Academics

Buzzwords Academic = Scholar in a college or institute of higher education Headlines Academic travel culture is not only bad for the planet, it is also bad for the diversity and equity of research I’m a non-serious academic. I make no apologies for this Ten reasons we should ditch university lectures Academic spring: how an …

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Logo Elsewhere on the Web The International Fund for Animal Welfare – ifaw.org – works to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and assisting animals in distress. IFAW is working every day around the world to rescue animals in harm’s way …