Topic: Sierra Madre

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  • In Pictures Lizards

    In this April 2006 photo released by the National Museum of the Philippines, a golden-spotted monitor lizard rests on a tree trunk in the Sierra Madre mountains, in the Philippines. Scientists said in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters of April 7 that they have discovered a 6.5-foot long golden-spotted monitor lizard, named Varanus bitatawa, in the forested mountains of the Philippines. They have determined it to be a new species.

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  • An enduring, and emotional, allure

    An enduring, and emotional, allure

    Gold is attractive to wear and look at, but even more attractive to own as a commodity these days.

  • Verbal Energy Mind the gap between stimulus and response

    The Monitor's language columnist has mixed feelings about the way the telecommunications industry talks about 'human latency.'

  • Cool Astronomy How a janitor at the Mount Wilson Observatory measured the size of the universe

    Milton Humason, a high-school dropout who worked as a mule driver and then a janitor at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California, worked his way up to become the assistant of Edwin Hubble, whom he helped to study the spectral redshift of hundreds of galaxies.

  • In Pictures Lizards

    In this April 2006 photo released by the National Museum of the Philippines, a golden-spotted monitor lizard rests on a tree trunk in the Sierra Madre mountains, in the Philippines. Scientists said in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters of April 7 that they have discovered a 6.5-foot long golden-spotted monitor lizard, named Varanus bitatawa, in the forested mountains of the Philippines. They have determined it to be a new species.

  • California mudslides: when coping with mud becomes part of life

    California mudslides: when coping with mud becomes part of life

    Hundreds of homes in the hillside neighborhoods around Los Angeles were ordered to evacuate as more storms and mudslides threatened the area. In places such as Sierra Madre, residents have mud-coping down to a drill.

  • Surprises on our back-road strolls

    Surprises on our back-road strolls

    The dogs and I meet all kinds of colorful characters and creatures as we wander down country lanes.