The black bear is the only one I have seen in the wild, a young bear in Yellowstone Park. Not ever having lived in bear country it has never occurred to me to be afraid of them, I guess I'd be too fascinated to be truly scared, but I can easily see how sharing a living space with something so large would make you wary. » 2/26/15 6:08pm Thursday 6:08pm

Our current management philosophy is to display lots of information everywhere so that everyone can see how well we are doing. The problem is that most of this information is either area specific and means nothing to people outside of that department, completely uninteresting and irrelevant, or badly displayed and… » 2/26/15 12:55pm Thursday 12:55pm

Solar Impulse 2, the largest solar-powered aircraft, wingspan slightly more then a 747, but weight less, a while lot less, probably less than that. Plans to take it's first round-the-world non-stop flight next month. That's right a solar powered plane designed to fly on during the night. » 2/26/15 12:04pm Thursday 12:04pm

I guess it's a bit more common in the UK, I expect it once every couple of years, at least. At least it is better than finding your car coated in Icelandic volcanic ash (that has happened, too), and being told not to wash it as you will probably scratch the paintwork. » 2/26/15 4:56am Thursday 4:56am

It looked like this when I went, if you can see grey streaks, then that is rain, look closely and you can see a tour group up the top in pretty coloured ponchos. And yes, I did walk in, the mountain passes did not defeat my bad knee. » 2/24/15 4:02pm 2/24/15 4:02pm