Using these expressions, you can customize the HTML output of your blog, to adjust the look and feel. You could, for example, show an image behind the header, but only on the homepage. Or add a flower icon, next to a post's title, if the post has the 'Flower' label.
Blogger Help: Expressions in Layout Tags
If coding isn't your thing, use the Blogger Template Designer to update the look of your blog:
And be sure to back up your template before making any changes!
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If you’re interested in details about what’s going on at I/O 2015 (google.com/io) but you won’t be at the show in-person, we’ve got you covered with the fourth annual #io15request program. On May 28-29, you can send your requests to our team about anything related to Google I/O 2015 and we'll do our best to get your questions answered live from Moscone. Even if it requires moonwalking (http://goo.gl/8UVlMH)!
How does it work?
-- To put in a request during I/O (May 28-29), all you need to do is create a public Google+ or Twitter post from your profile using the hashtag #io15request. We’ll only be able to reply to requests written in English, French and German.
-- Our team of Google Community Managers will track down answers to your requests, mentioning you in the post so you don’t miss it.
-- If you’re curious to see what others are requesting, follow our Google+ Collection (https://goo.gl/A6NAxo) (where we’ll be collecting all responses posted on Google+) or search for #io15request on either Google+ or Twitter.
This year we have 15 members of the Google Community Manager Team standing by to fulfill your requests on a variety of products and languages:
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Let’s use NASA as an example—just ask the Google app about “NASA Twitter,” and in the search results, you’ll see Tweets from @NASA:"
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Producing regular content has become a key factor in maintaining a successful brand. Whether you write blogs, run a Twitter page, chat to your customers on Facebook, or do all of the above, producing regular content is instrumental to keeping your brand current, engaging and memorable.
But, since so many people produce content every day, how are you meant to cut through the noise and make your content stand out?
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I was once working in Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands: It has a very volcanic area called the Timanfaya National Park.
Been interested in volcanology ever since.
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"The oceans cover over seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, yet when it comes to travelling most of us stick to dry land.
It’s a shame, as there are some amazing experiences to be had underwater – from swimming with whale sharks to diving around World War II wrecks.
Thanks to advances in camera technology, more and more photographers are able to capture these mesmerising watery worlds, and once-elusive sights are now just a click away on YouTube or Vimeo.
Here are ten of our favourite underwater videos..."
Read more: http://www.roughguides.com/article/10-eye-opening-underwater-videos/#ixzz3al8mr1Bz
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A new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that the dottyback, a small predatory reef fish, can change the colour of its body to imitate a variety of other reef fish species, allowing the dottyback to sneak up undetected and eat their young. Its Latin name, Pseudochromis, means false damselfish – giving clue to its mimicry abilities.
The dottyback also uses its colour-changing abilities to hide from larger predators by colour-matching to the background of its habitat – disappearing into the scenery with its camouflage.
While using mimicry to hunt or hide from other species is commonplace in nature – from cuckoos to cuttlefish – scientists point out that if the same physical deception is encountered too frequently, species on the receiving end become more vigilant and develop tactics to mitigate the mimics.
The dottyback, however, is able to colour-morph depending on the particular colour of the surrounding species it is currently hunting: different types of damselfish being a popular target.
Scientists say that this flexibility of physical mimicry makes it much harder for the dottyback’s prey to develop detection strategies and avoid getting eaten.
Dottybacks are generally solitary and highly territorial predators of around eight centimetres in length, commonly found in Indo-Pacific coral reefs.
While dottybacks can vary their colouration from pink to grey, the researchers focused on two colour ‘morphs’ – yellow and brown – that both occur on the reefs surrounding Lizard Island, off the coast of north-east Australia. This is because the area has populations of both yellow and brown damselfish, and habitat consisting of live coral and dead coral ‘rubble’.
The scientists built their own simulated reef outcrops comprising both live coral and rubble, and stocked them with either yellow or brown damselfish. When released into reefs with damselfish of the opposite colour, scientists found the dottybacks (Pseudochromis fuscus) would change from yellow to brown or vice versa over around two weeks.
Anatomical study of dottyback skin cells revealed that while the level of ‘chromatophores’ – pigment-containing cells that reflect light – remain constant, the ratio of yellow pigment cells to black pigment cells shifts to move the dottyback from yellow to brown or back again.
The team conducted lab experiments with adult and juvenile damselfish to test whether this colour change affects dottyback hunting success. They found that once the dottyback matched the colour of the damselfish, they were up to three times more successful at capturing juvenile damselfish.
“This is the first time that an animal has been found to be able to morph between different guises in order to deceive different species, making the dottyback a pretty crafty little fish” says Dr William Feeney, co-author of the study from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Zoology.
University of Cambridge (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
Photo: Christopher E Mirbach
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