Links to share

There are a lot of links in this post, sorry! They’ve been building up for a little while:

I have experienced this first hand…dogs are our companion animals and there is even evidence that dogs shaped human evolution just as much as we shaped theirs: Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or a friend

By “Quantum Teleportation”, they mean “Quantum communication”, but COOL!:Physicists Just Achieved Quantum Teleportation Underwater For The First Time

Sad, but true: These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Cofounder To Dodge Startup Sexism

Some good news on the desperately bad coral reef situation: Coral Reef Fish Are More Resilient Than We Thought, Study Finds

Just amazing bird pics: 20+ Incredible Bird Photos Of 2017, And They Are Truly Amazing

Unsurprising, even though myself and my colleagues are constantly working hard in outreach to get the message out (I’m doing an outreach thing today, wish me luck!): ‘Bee’ informed: Public interest exceeds understanding in bee conservation

Amazing and terrifying: The Houston Flooding Pushed the Earth’s Crust Down 2 Centimeters

Predatory journals are dangerous for scientists, even senior scientists…I have my own story with this where I published in a journal that was once considered “predatory” but is no longer on the list. Dubious: Illegitimate journals scam even senior scientists

This is so neat…I had no idea that insect fats used to interact with copper pins to make verdigris. This artist makes paint out of the verdigris then paints the insects it came from. Delightfully circular. Check it out!: Paint it green

I think this is awesome. We definitely waste too much clothing, and it’s good to see someone coming up with ideas on how to make clothes last longer. I get all my clothes from second hand shops and they’re all still in great condition!: Origami-inspired clothing range that grows with your child wins Dyson award

Poor pikas…if we can’t get people to care about these adorable fluffy critters, what can we get them to care about?: Climate Change Spells Extinction for Pikas of Lake Tahoe

So long Cassini, thanks for all the amazing amazing images: Saturn’s Strangest Sights, As Captured By A Doomed Spacecraft

Net casting spiders! Net-Casting Spider Plunges Web On Top Of Prey


These guys are so cool and look at their dopey faces! Source: Alex Hyde Photography

A dark read, but accurate (also, a trigger warning, it discusses abuse of humans and nature): So what if we’re doomed?

To end on a good note, here’s a science photography competition (always fun): BMC “Research in Progress” photo competition: the winning images

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