November 26, 2008
November 25, 2008
Turkey talk: How to cook it and a bunch more
So maybe you would like to hear a gobbler this time of year.|
I know I do. Gobble, gobble.
I had a lot of fun learning about turkeys when I researched the following News Illustrated page. I really had no idea that seven million roam freely across the country and that more 270 million were bred last year for our tables. Wow.
If you would like to know more about wild turkeys check out Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Wild Turkey Federation. Avianweb.com has information on domestic and wild turkeys. Feathersite.com has info on domestic turkeys bred for consumption.
|Download this week's News Illustrated page on domestic and wild turkeys.|
November 19, 2008
Holiday workout: Exercises for those extra helpings
November 18, 2008
Ethanol: U.S. Sugar and South Florida
Talks between Gov. Charlie Christ and U.S. Sugar Corp. have now shifted gears to include ethanol production on the land to be used in the Everglades restoration. Lindsay Dubois recently did a full-page graphic on Brazil's role in the world's ethanol production and how the the rise in ethanol use in the U.S. will affect us.
Here is part of the graphic. Click graphic to enlarge.
Download the News Illustrated page to read all the details.
• Ethanol production in the U.S.
November 13, 2008
New Widget: The Edge multimedia gallery
Months ago I promised more widgets but vacations, the election and work in general got in the way. Well, I'm back on track so are you ready for the next one?
The widget below can be added to just about any social network, start page or html page. It displays the most recent interactive graphics, photo essays, News Illustrated pages, searchable database games and more from The Edge. Just click the "Get and Share" button on the bottom. Enjoy!
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November 11, 2008
Phoenix Mars: NASA mission ends
After five months of digging, scooping, baking, sniffing and tasting. Phoenix has gone silent and is almost certainly dead, NASA says. Phoenix's main goals were to search for environments suitable for microbial life and research history of water on the planet.
Phoenix had a remarkable mission
It discovered two types of ice deposits, observed snow descending from Martian clouds, provided a record of weather during the length of the mission along with all types of data like temperatures, pressure, humidity and wind.
|These images taken on the 21st and 25th day of the mission show ice formation and evaporation. On the left you can see ice clumps in the lower lefthand corner of the image, by the 25th day they had disappeared.
Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University
Read more about the mission.
See animations and videos on the Phoenix.POSTED IN: Cindy Jones-Hulfachor (46), Science (44), Space (9)
November 7, 2008
Paper or Electronic: How did you vote?
|Download News Illustrated, a full-page graphic that shows how the nation voted.|
|To give you a clear picture of the election we pulled together voting stats and built interactive maps of Florida and Broward County. Come see how your neighbors voted.|
Millions of Americans encountered a new voting method on election day as more than 125 counties have changed their voting equipment, most of which have moved away from electronic machines. I thought this was very interesting. I had no idea that so many people voted on paper.
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