The fire is in the ravine near Wreck Beach, in hilly and forested terrain (which is why the firefighters are having such a tough time tackling the fire – the fire started around midnight, but firefighters could only “babysit” the fire overnight until the sun came up so they could see. Luckily, the fire looks contained.)
SW Marine Drive is closed down between Totem Park and 16th for fire crews. There are reports coming in now that it’ll take a day to put out the fire.
Another human foot washed up on the beaches in the Pacifc Northwest, this time on Whitdbey Island in Washington State. Police say that based on the size of the foot, it’s likely from a woman or a young adult.
I’m always up for developments in the science! of how people learn. There’s an article in yesterday’s NYT about cognitive learning in math in preschoolers. It’s pretty nifty.
Studying Young Minds, and How to Teach Them: For much of the last century, educators and many scientists believed that children could not learn math at all before the age of five, that their brains simply were not ready.
But recent research has turned that assumption on its head — that, and a host of other conventional wisdom about geometry, reading, language and self-control in class. The findings, mostly from a branch of research called cognitive neuroscience, are helping to clarify when young brains are best able to grasp fundamental concepts.[more]
In September, 18 attorneys general from states including Connecticut, Utah, California and New York sent a letter to the FDA outlining why they consider such drinks dangerous… The letter cited several studies that showed stimulants such as caffeine mask the intoxicating effects of alcohol and could lead to increased risk-taking and other alcohol-related problems such as violence, sexual assault, traffic accidents and even suicide.
This is one of those ORLY moments. ORLY? Adding caffeine to booze might not be the healthiest of things?
The RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the remains of a right foot found inside a running shoe Tuesday on a beach in the city of Richmond, south of Vancouver. The shoe was found near No. 6 Road and Triangle Road, close to the Massey Tunnel, which runs under the south arm of the Fraser River….
In this latest find, two men walking on the beach located what appeared to be a foot in a size eight and a half white Nike running shoe, according to an RCMP news release issued Wednesday.