March 2012 Newsbytes archive
So this is the last Newsbyte archive I’m doing. It’s just more work than I want to do right now, so if someone else wants to do it, have at it.
GreenReaper: On a related note, some scientists think dolphins should be given rights as ‘non-human people’.
GreenReaper: A correction to our story about Doc McStuffins: Sparky Animation provided animation, but were not co-producers, and Chris Nee was a writer of The Wonder Pets, not a creator as implied.
GreenReaper: Chinese bear “bile farmers stir ire.
GreenReaper: A Florida man shot by his dog is “happy to return to work”. [Tanookiman]
GreenReaper: 4’9” fox shot in Britain.
dronon: Ice Age: Continental Drift trailer; due out in Mid-July.
GreenReaper: One week left to submit art to the Morphicon 2012 t-shirt contest.
GreenReaper: How To Train Your Dragon arena show premieres March 16.
Higgs Raccoon: Correction: The How To Train Your Dragon arena show premiered in Melbourne on March 2, but is moving to Sydney on the 16th.
Higgs Raccoon: Furry float in the recent Sydney Mardi Gras.
GreenReaper: The author contact link in the article footer now actually works. [Banrai]
Fred: Scientists discover that different bees in a hive may have different personalities.
Rakuen Growlithe: Ten fascinating facts about cats.
Fred: NYTimes editorial posits that humanity’s centuries-old keeping of animals in zoos is a subconscious longing to identify with animals -- just like furries?
Higgs Raccoon: Grave-robbing badgers in Southern England.
Higgs Raccoon: Britain's Guardian newspaper takes a modern look at the tale of The Three Little Pigs.
Rakuen Growlithe: Mutant German bunny killed by cameraman before it could become famous.
dronon: Maryland furries PonyBird (husband of SillySerpentine) and Loki Blackfang (wife of Kazanori) have died in a car crash.
dronon: Keeping with Furnal Equinox 2012's theme of love overcoming the barriers between good and evil, they made a music video set to Coldplay's Paradise.
dronon: If you want to try a fun anthro indie point-and-click adventure game, Jolly Rover (review) is part of the Indie Royale Bundle, but the sale ends after the morning of March 20. If you miss the sale, it's still inexpensive on PC and Steam!
GreenReaper: Encyclopedia Dramatica is down again, with what looks like a domain issue. Nothing of value was lost.
Higgs Raccoon: Blizzard reveals Mist of Pandaria’s Lady Pandaren.
Rakuen Growlithe: Latest Cyanide & Happiness cartoon includes a furry.
Fred: Do tarantulas taste with their feet? Researcher argues that they don’t shoot out wall-crawling silk from their feet.
GreenReaper: ED’s back up. Alas. [Equivamp]
GreenReaper: Apparently they forgot to renew their (virtual) office in Sweden.
GreenReaper: Animal Pikchurs offers interesting take on 1970s society from Jim Himes (no, not that one). [DailyFurBlog]
GreenReaper: Protection area raises NZ dolphin survival rate 5.4%.
crossaffliction: A guy on PoE-News once noted my story contributions their consisted entirely of animal attacks and serial killers. Cracked.com is looking to fill that the void that site left behind.
GreenReaper: This is an extension of their popular “5 terrifying …” series.
Fred: Astronomers estimate that there are 10 billion Earth-sized [or larger] planets in our galaxy (never mind the rest of the universe) that may contain life. What price Avatar?
crossaffliction: @Green Reaper: You took that one personally, huh? That article's author has a new book out, called This Book Is Full of Spiders. Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It, the sequel to John Dies At the End, which is not furry but highly recommended by this reviewer.
Fred: Puberty in the first grade? American girls are maturing earlier.
crossaffliction: Looks like a a sequel to Epic Mickey, Power of Illusion is due sometime this fall for the 3DS.