If you go to a zoo on a cold day and watch the snakes, you'll see what it means to be coldblooded. Not much action going on â€” most reptiles and other coldblooded creatures take on the temperature of their surroundings, so they tend to be most sluggish when the outside temperature is cool. The monkeys, however, act like they've had one too many cappuccinos.
Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 10:53 am
Facebook says it will pull from more user data, including browsing histories, to better target ads to consumers. As the changes roll out over the next few weeks, users will also have more control over their own data profiles, the ones that help determine which ads they see.
Amid the calls to "lean in" and endless head-scratching over how technology companies can recruit and retain women, the statistics â€” and their refusal to budge â€” are sober reminders that tech still has a gender problem. Women head only 3 percent of startups and represent only 20 percent of software developers.
To see the speed of technological innovation, look no further than a street corner. Hailing a cab from the street is less common in cities with Uber, a service that lets you request a ride with the simple tap of a mobile phone app.
Drive just an hour and a half north of San Francisco, and you're in Drakes Estero, named for the first English explorer to lay claim to California.
This near-pristine, wind-whipped marine wilderness is a federally protected home for large beds of eelgrass, the base of the marine food chain. The estuary hosts the largest colony of harbor seals on the West Coast, and tens of thousands of resident and migratory birds.