Links for 24th February 2009

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. WordPress Excerpt Editor plugin

    "Excerpt Editor provides a convenient place for creating and editing all WordPress excerpts. It can also add custom excerpts for pages (not possible without a plugin). Version 1.0 contains many new features: option to append excerpts from the most recent posts or from the sub-pages to all Posts and/or Pages… "

    Tagged with: wordpressseoplugineditorexcerptmetawebdev

  2. Survey: Axed Employees Often Walk Out with Corporate Data

    "Among those who stole data, more than half said they did so because they thought it would be useful in the future – for example, at their new job." Hmm. that's going to become hard to prevent, isn't it?

    Tagged with: employmentindustrialespionagedatatheft

  3. To Save Animals, Put a Price on Them

    ""There's not much the government can do until a species is listed, and then they spend intense amounts of money, as they should. A species essentially goes from worthless to worth a lot, " said Mandel. "We're looking for some way to ease the transition, to put a price on a species before it becomes listed, and prevent the need for last-minute recovery.""

    Tagged with: animalconservationenvironmentcompensation

  4. Women appreciate beauty better than men

    "The researchers believe the different responses are linked to the ways in which men and women process spatial information, but suggest that men may tend to look only at the picture as a whole, while women also pay attention to the smaller details." That's an Ignobel candidate right there, surely.

    Tagged with: psychologyneurosciencegenderaestheticsbeautybrainfunction

  5. Naturally occurring bacteria converts CO2 into calcium carbonate

    "The scientists found that when the bacteria, which has been extracted from a number of places including brick kilns in the Indian city of Satna, is used as an enzyme it converts CO2 into CaCO3."

    Tagged with: carbonsequestrationbacteriabiologyenvironment

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