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How Sperm Whales Offset Their Carbon Footprint 150

Boy Wunda writes "Scientists at Flinders University in South Australia found that in an awesome example of design by Mother Nature, Southern Ocean sperm whales offset their carbon footprint by simply defecating – an action that releases tons of iron a year and stimulates the growth of phytoplankton which absorb and trap carbon dioxide. If only we humans could say the same for our poop, which really doesn't do much more than just sit there." I'm going to do my part by buying some iron supplements and a can of chili, and heading off toward the ocean.
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WordPress 3.0 Released 79

An anonymous reader writes "WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors, is now available for download and comes with 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements. Major new features in this release include a new default theme called Twenty Ten. Theme developers have new APIs that allow them easily to implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies."
Software

Submission + - SDLC Tools Recommendations? (kyspeaks.com)

doubtless writes: "I am asked to search for methods/processes and tools that can aid a small team of programmers in improving the way we work (mainly maintenance and development.) as we are about to inherit a product source code that comes with almost zero documentations. So far I have looked at IEEE standards, IBM Rational Method Composer, EPF from Eclipse, and TopTeam Analyst. Each of these offers help in different areas of Software Development. However, I am searching for something that will also aid the process of creating all necessary documentations of the said software (from requirements to design documents to user manual), any suggestions?"
Microsoft

Submission + - 9 Most annoying Vista "Features"

firenurse writes: "Fox news has an interesting story titled "Microsoft Windows Vista's Nine Most Annoying Features". According to the article, "Windows Vista tries hard to protect us from ourselves. One unintended consequence is that it will sometimes block actions that we purposefully generated — and not even recognize that we selected the option." The link is here. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250344,00.html "

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