While theoretically there is no problem, the physicist noted that in practice the universe does not have 330 quadrillion light years of space, nor the 1036 kittens required.
The red pandas, or firefoxes, were born at the Knoxville zoo in Tenessee and can be observed 24 hours a day through a dedicated webcam. The cubs also have a Twitter feed. They are currently unnamed, but you can submit name suggestions.
Nintendo's Wii has been pretty good to furries who enjoy "Zelda-esque" 3-D platformers. The console shipped with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, featuring a lupine Link, followed shortly by the generally considered superior port of Ōkami. The console's backwards compatibility also brought the ridiculously furry Star Fox Adventures to the table.
The Guardian reports that staff at Hetaoping Research and Conservation Centre for the Giant Panda have taken to wearing panda costumes when caring for young animals, to avoid habituating them to human contact.
There are a couple of terrific pictures in the article.
The focus of the auction is fur coats, including a tanuki coat. However, there's a variety of other lots, including the aforementioned bat – a present for illustrator James Marshall, reminiscent of the lead character in The Gilded Bat. There's also a plush Figbash of the kind which accompanied the 26 lettered copies of The Raging Tide, a choose-your-own-adventure-style book by Gorey.
According to a recent story on NPR, a large number of coyotes roam the streets and parks of Chicago. The 60 mentioned in the article are those monitored via tracking collars; there are many more uncollared ones. The tracking is part of research by The Cook County, Illinois, Coyote Project.
Further Confusion's latest newsletter covers the closure of pre-registration on December 30, fursuit badge photographs, sign-ups for open mic night and Critterlypmics, and details of the fursuit parade.
While the dealers room is full, a waiting list exists for drop-outs. There are also five spots left for the Furry Market Place. Both close December 15. Existing dealers will receive confirmation at their address of record.
Other topics include con ops recruitment, parking, and the next staff meetings.
The lemur has a distinctive structure beneath its tongue, which Dr. Russ Mittermeier suggested might be used to capture nectar.
The discovery may save the lemur's habitat from the axe.
Animals United, released in Germany and Switzerland on October 7, and to be released in the United Kingdom on December 17, is a 3D animated movie featuring a variety of anthropomorphic animals. Inspired by the novel The Animals' Conference by German writer Erich Kästner, the plot concerns life on the African savannah as the construction of a dam causes the rivers and watering holes to dry up.
In addition to expected African species such as meerkets, lions, rhinos, and elephants, the film also features animals less likely to be found in that environment, including a rooster, a polar bear, a kangaroo, a Tasmanian devil, and two Galapagos tortoises.
Today I enabled a feature that I've been toying with for a while: rating-based comment visibility.
The algorithm is still subject to tweaks, but here's how it works now . . .
After much waiting, the December 2010 edition of Morphicon Miscellanea is out! Inside we have an interview with Convention Chair Jewel regarding this year's theme Furries in Wonderland, tips on winter travel, an update on February Fursuit Bowling, and a request for your input.