Tall (17"L X 7"W X 24"H)
Steeletex base (tear and water-resistant, antimicrobial vinyl-coated nylon)
Made in Chelsea, MA
Run don't walk... shop.
In 1965, Wilson, then a young entomologist, was one of the first scientists to grab hold of Hamilton’s equation [rB>C, where r is a relatedness factor, B is the fitness Benefit to the altruistic organism, and C is the Cost of genetic fitness to the organism for carrying out the act of altruism] and used it to explain altruism he observed in ant colonies. Wilson quickly became an evangelist for the idea, championing the theory that altruism had emerged through natural selection as a means to pass on genes to the next generation, not as a selfless act of moral transcendence.- via World Science
A rethink by Wilson followed much later - read the article to find out what happened next...
In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and 27 men sailed from England in an attempt to become the first team of explorers to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Five months later and still 100 miles from land, their ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice. The expedition survived another five months camping on ice floes, followed by a perilous journey through stormy seas to remote and unvisited Elephant Island. In a dramatic climax to this amazing survival story, Shackleton and five others navigated 800 miles of treacherous open ocean in a 20-foot boat to fetch a rescue ship.
Inspired by the rich history of the American space program, the 2018 U.S. Snowboard Team uniform is both innovative in function and retro-futuristic in design. On the futuristic side, both the competition jacket and pant have a liquid metal look, thanks to an exclusive iridescent silver fabric coated in very fine, real aluminum. - link
On October 1st, the Friends of the Acton Libraries present CELEBRATE THOREAU. This event to mark the 200th birth-year of Henry David Thoreau will highlight HDT's writings and celebrate outdoor living. There will be a mixture of academic and social activities for heritage fans, and families. This is a free entry event being held at the Gallery at Villageworks (525 Mass Ave, Acton, MA). Doors at 11AM.
“Why Walden!” - speaker Carol Domblewski, Friends of the Acton Libraries
"Acton In The Time of Thoreau" - speaker Bill Klauer, Acton Historical Society
Oyster Shucking Demonstration led by Twin Seafoods
Axe Sharpening Demonstration
Open Mic' - pick a reading from Cape Cod, Maine Woods, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, or bring a favorite passage.
WALDEN The Video Game
Lego 'build a cabin' - deliberately!
Cider donuts and True West beer
Pick-a-prize raffle with gifts from; Huckberry, Randolph Engineering, FIELD NOTES, Bueno Y Sano, Acton Coffee House, Ursa Major VT, Bobos Mountain Sugar, BERN, Steele Canvas, RMurphy and more.
"The Peru Fair began in 1978 as the “end of the world tag sale.” but what had evolved is not what a tag-saler would ever dream of. Each year approximately 100 exhibitors converge on the tiny village of Peru, Vermont located off Route 11...
Early morning of the fair, booths, displays, and crafts are set up, smells of food begin to stretch across and before too long, the parade of whimsical characters officially opens the Fair and music and entertainment fill the air.
Proceeds of the Fair are donated to the Peru Scholarship Fund. The Peru Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization that distributes educational scholarships to the children of Peru for higher education." - Via PeruFair.Org
In the Kick Start format, the riders went over obstacles such as piles of logs, oil drums, rockeries, water troughs, up a wall, up steep banking or a cliff-face and over [cars]. Penalties, in the form of time added to their round time, would be given for putting a foot on the ground while tackling an obstacle or touching or knocking over specified parts of an obstacle (such as the "bunny hop").
A video-game inspired by the series called Kikstart was released for the Commodore 64 in 1985 by Mastertronic. It was also released for the ZX Spectrum [wow...]- via wiki