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Saw this first hand when I was in Kenya earlier this year where brutal droughts are devastating the country. It’s very sad because many people don’t have another way to live. The farmers in Kenya were more ready to discuss climate change with me than suburbanites in Pennsylvania…: As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find […]

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Holy crap this Hercules beetle pupa is awesome: https://imgur.com/H6dR7XG If you’re an anti-vaxxer, read this! (you can read also if you believe in vaccines, for reaffirmation): http://imgur.com/gallery/IwDF7 I keep telling people not to eat mouldy bread, but they don’t believe me.  NPR is on my side, though: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/21/523647669/is-it-safe-to-eat-moldy-bread Oh NPR…PLEASE DON’T CALL CATERPILLARS “WORMS”: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/25/525447206/a-worm-may-hold-the-key-to-biodegrading-plastic […]

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I want this article front and center. A more uplifting view on the anthropocene, and how we are NOT in the middle of the sixth mass extinction (say that five times fast, cause I can’t). We are, however, badly affecting the health of the planet. Definitely read this if you’re going to read just one […]

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I love listening to Maya Angelou speak! Wow! http://comedyhype.com/comedy-moment-dave-chappelle-explained-maya-angelou-left-chappelle-show/ A species extinction caused by climate change (and so it begins?) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/14/first-case-emerges-of-mammal-species-wiped-out-by-human-induced-climate-change This is too cool: A butterfly that steals from ants!! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/amazon-butterflies-ants-insects-stealing/ We lost a great ecologist, Bob Paine.  He was an inspiration to many, including me: http://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2016/06/rip-bob-paine-a-keystone-among-ecologists/486995/ This is what city living does to […]

Bees use tiny hairs to sense electric fields

I will have a “links to share” post soon (they’re building up in my drafts box), but I had to have a post just for this NPR article on how bees detect electric fields. I wrote about the importance of electricity in plant-pollinator interactions last year; this is a follow up study elucidating the mechanism […]