Derik Lattig has worked in Broadcast Media since 1984, holding a variety of jobs and positions including, reporting, producing and management. Currently I work for CBS as a regional producer, assisting CBS affiliates with news coverage and sending local stories to CBS for National distribution to CBS and partner networks.
Animals See What We Can't
October 7, 2016
Have you ever felt that your cat or dog can see something you don’t? Well, you may be right, according to a new study.
Cats, dogs, and other mammals are thought to see in ultraviolet light, which opens up a whole different world than the one we see, the study explains.
Seeing the World in Ultraviolet (UV) Light
UV light is the wave length beyond the visible light from red to violet that humans can see. Humans have a lens that blocks UV from reaching the retina. It was previously thought that most mammals have lenses similar to humans.
Scientists studied the lenses of dead mammals, including cats, dogs, monkeys, pandas, hedgehogs, and ferrets. By researching how much light passes through the lens to reach the retina, they concluded that some mammals previously thought not to be able to see UV actually can.
"Nobody ever thought these animals could see in ultraviolet, but in fact, they do," Ron Douglas, the study leader and a biologist at City University London, England, told LiveScience.
What purpose does being able to see UV light serve for animals such as reindeer, rodents, and other mammals? It allows reindeer to see polar bears, for example, which would be invisible in regular light because they blend in with the snow.
UV light also allows mammals to see urine trails. This would be helpful for prey animals, such as cats and dogs, to find food in the wild.
You may have seen advertisements in the past for psychics.
Heck, who wouldn't want to know the future? Just think of the money you could earn with the lottery or a day at the racetrack.
While psychics have their true believers, skepticism still exists. Unfortunately, there are a lot of con artists out there,” said Shay Parker, founder of Best American Psychics, an online directory of seers who reportedly undergo testing and criminal background checks. “It’s actually quite disturbing.”
She said bogus psychics specialize in teasing information out of clients and then telling them what they want to hear, typically in the realms of love or money.
“A good psychic will tell you to shut up,” Parker said. “If they start asking you a ton of questions, run.”
She said a true psychic also will offer highly specific information without any prompting — the name of a deceased family member, say, or a detailed physical description. “You might be asked if the name Phillip means anything to you,” P…
This was in the local paper today and is a good read. Editorial courtesy the dalcotimes.com
We haven’t heard about June Ferreira Tranquil Waters of the Chester Water Authority in a few weeks.
That sparkling, gorgeous tap water that is delivered to 42,000 customers in Delaware and Chester counties had been tossed into a raging tempest in a fierce three-way battle for the future of the iconic Chester firm.
Rest assured, the fight for Chester Water has not gone away. It’s about to hit the boiling point again this week.
The three parties, Chester Water Authority, the city of Chester, and public utility giant Aqua Pennsylvania are all due back in court this week as a judge sorts through a flurry of legal actions concerning the future of the company.
There are four separate lawsuits currently winding their way through the Delaware County Common Pleas Court.
This legal saga traces its roots to nearly two years back, when Aqua made an unsolicited $320 million offer for Chester Water, which ha…