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The Great Barrier Reef continues to die. We know how it’s dying and why it’s dying and we’re not doing a thing to save it: Humans struggle to adjust to the death of the Great Barrier Reef Along that vein, yes climate change is scary for humans too: When Will Climate Change Make the Earth […]

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OMG You have to read this story about astronomers geeking out over jumping spiders, and also jumping spiders chase laser pointers just like cats…whhhhaaat: It is definitely a bucket list item to get to see the wildflowers of Western Australia…amazing endemism and diversity: This spider web gains strength from touching insect bodies by […]

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Alternative ways to kill weeds! (in agriculture, sorry gardeners) Plants that are edible to you and good for bees too! One of my favourite movie quotes ever, and I’m really feeling it since I moved to Ireland. “I better straighten myself out.” “Need any help?” “Oh…all I can get.” Scientists are funny (as […]

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Don’t be fooled by cheap visualization tricks! If you’re a person who digests graphs from the media (i.e. anyone), make sure you know the ways people can lie with graphs: I think it’s fair to call me a minimalist, given that everything I owned fit into a suitcase a couple of weeks ago. But […]

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I loved learning about some of the moons of our solar system: The war on wildlife and conservation: This song is me if you replace all the “man” and “boyfriend” references with “job”, and “society” with “science” hahaha You know how I love maps…here’s an interactive map about potential future changes in American […]

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Holy crap this Hercules beetle pupa is awesome: If you’re an anti-vaxxer, read this! (you can read also if you believe in vaccines, for reaffirmation): I keep telling people not to eat mouldy bread, but they don’t believe me.  NPR is on my side, though: Oh NPR…PLEASE DON’T CALL CATERPILLARS “WORMS”: […]

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I cannot overemphasize how serious the damage to the Great Barrier Reef is. This is truly one of the greatest ecological catastrophes of our time: I hate the de-extinction paradigm…it’s too tempting to think we could bring back the species we destroyed and therefore right the wrongs we’ve committed. But the species we’d be […]