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PLOS ONE: Localized Hotspots Drive Continental Geography of Abnormal Amphibians on U.S. Wildlife Refuges

PLOS ONE: Localized Hotspots Drive Continental Geography of Abnormal Amphibians on U.S. Wildlife Refuges | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Is a Zombie Invasion Possible?

Is a Zombie Invasion Possible? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
AMC's series "The Walking Dead" has helped bring zombies to the fore in pop culture, and has (dare I say it) spawned various discussions about the real possibilities of zombie-like behaviors. This ...
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Women in Science Fiction, Are They Destroying it?

Women in Science Fiction, Are They Destroying it? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
A guide of how to write SF, especially women in science fiction, as it would be edited if the Internet had its way.
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Is the rebuttal effective?

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Research paves path for hybrid nano-materials that could replace human tissue or today's pills

Research paves path for hybrid nano-materials that could replace human tissue or today's pills | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
A team of researchers has uncovered critical information that could help scientists understand how protein polymers interact with other self-assembling biopolymers.
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This is how the Earth's weather looks to a supercomputer

This is how the Earth's weather looks to a supercomputer | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
NASA's Discover supercomputer is capable of simulating the world's weather at extremely fine resolutions.
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"Douglas County Model" gives libraries new e-book leverage - Denver Post

"Douglas County Model" gives libraries new e-book leverage - Denver Post | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
"Douglas County Model" gives libraries new e-book leverage Denver Post But the county's innovative e-book lending platform, which aims to flip the dynamic between publishers and libraries, is giving hope to cash-strapped libraries from Alaska to...
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UNscientific studies have UNderlying problems for BigWind

UNscientific studies have UNderlying problems for BigWind | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Isn't it amazing the the Sierra club and other environmental groups support BigWind? Makes you wonder if there are shady deals occurring behind closed doors…. As for wind turbine impacts everyone a...
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Hmm--yes, isn't it.

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few thoughts on; Window by Jeanie Baker

few thoughts on; Window by Jeanie Baker | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
When I was a child,I remember looking at this incredible Picture book. It was truly 'cutting edge' at the time and took a completely new approach to making children's books. On the Jeanie Baker web...
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Locust research shows how the company you keep shapes what you learn

Locust research shows how the company you keep shapes what you learn | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A team of scientists has shown how the environment shapes learning and memory by training locusts like Pavlov's dog to associate different smells with reward or punishment.
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Interesting.

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We need younger hunters

We need younger hunters | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Without new hunters to carry on conservation traditions, wild game and habitat will suffer.
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And we need to arm them with cameras.

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Canada's refusal to protect polar bears scrutinised

Canada's refusal to protect polar bears scrutinised | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Allies and neighbours call for formal investigation into government's decision to offer only limited protection Canada's closest allies and neighbours have called for a formal investigation into the government's refusal to offer full protection to...
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Fences divide lion conservationists

Fences divide lion conservationists | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Some say enclosures offer protection, others maintain they are a menace.

Via Prof Brendan Godley
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Will We Ever Tire Of This? Probably Not

Will We Ever Tire Of This? Probably Not | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
It bears repeating: The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated sinc...
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Pricing nature is a capital idea

Pricing nature is a capital idea | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Business leaders, politicians, environmentalists and academic experts are gathering in Edinburgh today to boost radical efforts to protect the environment by highlighting its economic value.
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Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians. Taiji Cove: Risso's Dolphins November 20, 2013

Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians. Taiji Cove: Risso's Dolphins November 20, 2013 | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Conservation Journal:
20th November 2013
Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians
Of the 25 risso's dolphins driven into Taiji Cove today, 3 were selected for captivity and 18 were slaughtered.
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American Horror Story has a Dead Person Threesome!

Everybody is having sex with dead things on American Horror Story. Because that is what this show does, and it is very good at it. (Making characters have sex with dead things, that is.) Spoilers ahead.
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BOOK REVIEW: GALAXY OF HEROES

BOOK REVIEW: GALAXY OF HEROES | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
As a self-published author, I always try to support other independent writers. Lately, I’ve been on the lookout for self-published SciFi novels to review
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Adventures in Science Fiction Cover Art: Diagrammatic Wonders (alien sand art + planning invasions + and other more mysterious formulations) , Part I

Adventures in Science Fiction Cover Art: Diagrammatic Wonders (alien sand art + planning invasions + and other more mysterious formulations) , Part I | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
(Virgil Finlay’s cover for the April 1957 issue of Fantastic Universe, ed.
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Schoolfy

Schoolfy | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Time Saving Technology for Schools, teachers, and instructors (A fun writing prompt for Friday from http://t.co/Q5qquqbxYy | #teachers #grammar http://t.co/oyhZeTttqV)...
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Terrifying Movie Adaptations of Children's Books

Terrifying Movie Adaptations of Children's Books | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
What happens when you give creative adults who like horror too much time? You get Cracked Magazine's terrifying spin on classic children's tales. Thanks for the nightmares, guys. Images below are f...
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Sorry.  The Little Engine that Could got me.

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1-1957_04_fantasticuniverse_finlay1.jpeg (JPEG Image, 425 × 590 pixels) - Scaled (91%)

1-1957_04_fantasticuniverse_finlay1.jpeg (JPEG Image, 425 × 590 pixels) - Scaled (91%) | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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Monkey flower see, monkey flower do: Model plant's legacy highlights gene-shuffling hotspots

Monkey flower see, monkey flower do: Model plant's legacy highlights gene-shuffling hotspots | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Genomic variation is a feature of all natural populations and is vitally important in order to survive changes in their environments.
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Mass walk-out hits COP 19 summit

Mass walk-out hits COP 19 summit | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Environment and development groups are protesting at slow speed and lack of ambition of Warsaw negotiations Environment and development groups together with young people, trade unions and social movements have walked out of the UN climate talks on...
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The protests will escalate because the problems will.

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Inaction on climate change will increase civil unrest, warn leading groups

Inaction on climate change will increase civil unrest, warn leading groups | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Oxfam, ActionAid and Greenpeace among seven organisations jointly calling on governments to set emissions targets Leaders of seven of the world's largest development, environment and trade union groups have warned governments to expect rising...
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Some grassroots groups left the conference in protest.

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