geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • “If it can’t…” [#geekgirl]

    [Via The Australian Organic Directory]

    [Via The Australian Organic Directory/Green-4-U.com]]

  • “Open source comes to farms with restriction-free seeds” [#geekgirl]

    [From an article at arstechnica.com] “There are now 29 kinds of plant varieties that are available under an open source license, reports NPR. On Thursday, a group of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison debuted the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), a set of seeds that can be used by anyone so long as they don’t restrict use by others through patents or IP protection.

    The initiative is one answer to the heated battle between farmers and companies like Monsanto, which holds patents on plants that have features like resistance to certain herbicides or seeds that produce slightly different plants if they are resown from a first-generation crop. Soybeans in particular have been a point of contention, with both organic farmers who want to keep Monsanto’s products out of their farms and commercial farmers who want the right to multiple generations from one soybean seed purchase.”

  • Have you hugged your chicken today? [#geekgirl]

    [Via Reddit]

    [Via Reddit]

  • Tant de Forêts [#geekgirl]

    Tant de Forêts – trailer from Burcu & Geoffrey on Vimeo.

  • Slow Life [#geekgirl]

    Slow Life from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.

  • “…remember #flaws are ok :-)” [#geekgirl]

     

  • “ICJ Rules Japan’s Southern Ocean Whaling ‘Not For Scientific Research’” [#geekgirl]

    [Via an article at seashepherd.org] “In a stunning victory for the whales, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague announced their binding decision today in the landmark case of Australia v. Japan, ruling that Japan’s JARPA II whaling program in the Antarctic is not for scientific purposes and ordering that all permits given under JARPA II be revoked. The news was applauded and celebrated by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA and Sea Shepherd Australia, both of which have directly intervened against Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean.

    Representing Sea Shepherd in the courtroom to hear the historic verdict were Captain Alex Cornelissen, Executive Director of Sea Shepherd Global and Geert Vons, Director of Sea Shepherd Netherlands. They were accompanied by Sea Shepherd Global’s Dutch legal counsel.”

  • Time-Lapse Firefly Video [#geekgirl]

  • “What’s the moral of this?” [#geekgirl] [#bravo]

    ‘”What’s the moral of this?” is a new storytelling event which provides a platform for ESL learners to enhance their oral English in a supportive and entertaining environment.

    Hosted by Lincoln Daw and Julien Leyre, founder of the Marcopolo translation project.
    The idea is that learners of English relate a short story (2 – 5 minutes) about some experience/s overseas. Then as a group we talk about the meaning or MORAL of the story.

    Where: Saturday 29 March 4.30 – 6.30pm Multicultural Hub 506 Elizabeth Street Melbourne City.’

  • “How to treat a lady right…” [#AnimalKindness] [#geekgirl]