A new study of 1,024 mammal species has determined which animals are the most vicious killers of their own kind. Killer whales perhaps? Pit bulls maybe? For the answer, just look in the mirror.
The cherry trees are blooming in Washington, D.C. The splendor of pink petals transforms the Tidal Basin for only a few glorious days each spring, but even for local residents it is easy to miss the fleeting display. I am told that in Buddhism the cherry blossoms represent life itself–short but beautiful. So I make an effort to appreciate them each spring if I can.