Thursday, April 18, 2013

Revised Exploration 10- Brandon Brown

One article that I found was very interesting to me was called, "So You're Extinct? Scientists Have Gleam in Eye" ( One reason this article caught my eye was because I am very interested in animals. My major is Zoology right now, and I am looking forward to a career where I can go out in the field and study animals. Heck, I love animals so much that throughout my life I have asked for pet toucans, flying squirrels, prairie dogs and penguins from my parents, although they never got me any of those (I had to settle for turtles). This article really got to me because I think it would be fascinating to bring back animals that have been extinct for long periods of time. The article mentions bringing back animals such as arctic elephants, like a woolly mammoth, which in return, would create permafrost in the arctic that could hold up to three times as much carbon as all the rain forests combined. Of course woolly mammoths are not the only animals that could be brought back to help the environment, but where will be many others as well. On the other hand, there are some arguments about the ethics and regulations of this procedure, personally I think recreating extinct species would be great, and very interesting, and I think that if we regulate this process and regulate it smartly,and not turn Earth into a real-life Jurassic Park, then we can help create a more efficient world.

The woolly mammoth is one animal that scientists are hoping to bring back to life.
Other interesting articles that I found were, North Korea Threatens U.S. Military Bases in the Pacific, which wrote about the escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea, including a one hour air-raid drill that occurred this morning. Another article was New Reasons to Change Light Bulbs, which talk about how LED lights last 25 times longer than standard CFL lights, even though they are more expensive, and how LED are more efficient as they utilize between 600%-1200% more electricity, which is usually just wasted as heat in standard lights. The article goes on to talk about more advantages to purchasing an LED light bulb over any others.

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