Elephants are very emotional creatures and one of the most intelligent species on the planet. People talk of the wrongs of anthropomorphizing animals, but what does it mean to do that? It's hard to deny that animals at least feel basic emotions. » 8/31/14 1:11am Yesterday 1:11am

My dad used to be a traveling carny and he'd bring his cats with him. He'd let them outside in the carny trailer area, they'd come back. One of them didn't come back, and my dad had to get to the next fair and couldn't wait long. The next year, he returned to the same fair and was driving around in the area, when he… » 8/29/14 8:30pm Friday 8:30pm

Yep. Publishers do put in a lot of time and work to get someone's book out. They also put in a lot of risk, because plenty of books don't make money. Going through a publishing company may be more of a hassle, but you also don't have that financial risk. If the book fails to sell, the publishing company takes the… » 8/28/14 9:37pm Thursday 9:37pm

Yeah, been an issue for a while. I wonder what could be done? Personally I'd like to see more protected marine sanctuary areas where motorized boats aren't allowed. Getting rid of whale-watching entirely isn't feasible, since many places rely a lot on the tourism. (and without that tourism, they might resort to… » 8/27/14 7:08pm Wednesday 7:08pm