links for the day, poo tracker/ v-day edition

Valentine’s Day is coming right up. To me that means half-price heart-shaped chocolates starting February 15. My sweet tooth spans the entire year and is not limited to a particular date or season, ergo it is wise to stock up on Feb 15 (until the day after Halloween, when fresher confectioneries are to be had). […]

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energy efficiency redesign

quote of the day, from an engineer I met at an energy efficiency seminar on Friday; he was talking about getting office workers to switch off the power mains to their laptops, so the devices don’t drain passive ‘vampire power’. “If you want to get people to switch off their computers, you have to design power […]

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links for the day

1. Robert Cialdini, the towel signs, and better living through psychology. 2. Environment vs poverty: not a zero-sum game. 3. When chemists die, we…

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wordpress bleg

dear readers, help! I need some advice on how to embed a Google gadget/ chart into a WordPress page.  Google gives you a handy script, but said handy script fails to produce anything when pasted into the HTML editor. advice please!

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That predatory hunger for shark’s fin

Imports of delicacy nearly doubled since 2003 despite campaigns Lester Kok & Grace Chua The Strait Times 5 Feb 11; EVERY Chinese New Year, campaigns by conservation groups ask diners to stop eating shark’s fin. But recent figures show that Singapore’s imports of the delicacy have nearly doubled since 2003. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), which […]

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