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Edited RNA + invasive DNA add individuality

Edited RNA + invasive DNA add individuality | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The story of why we are all so different goes well beyond the endless mixing and matching of DNA through breeding.
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Replication can make rare traits common.

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Chris Chase; actress turned to writing later in life - Boston Globe

Chris Chase; actress turned to writing later in life - Boston Globe | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Chris Chase; actress turned to writing later in life
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Mrs. Chase never achieved stardom, but she found her voice writing about what she portrayed as her “I Love Lucy”-like pursuit of it.
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BirdLife's post on Birding | Latest updates on Sulia

BirdLife's post on Birding | Latest updates on Sulia | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
... State of the World's Birds: what birds tell us about the health of the planet, and the impact of the BirdLife International Partnership.
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Rose Tremain: The art of not winning literary prizes

Rose Tremain: The art of not winning literary prizes | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
'Over a lifetime in writing, I've had numerous opportunities to perfect the art of not winning' (http://t.co/oOXjdCHZ8E man knows he will lose his previous contentment if he fails to achieve what...
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Inglorious tales all authors know.

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'Ender's Game' film reimagines epic science fiction adventure - The Daily Californian

'Ender's Game' film reimagines epic science fiction adventure - The Daily Californian | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
It seems obvious that a film featuring child soldiers, genocide and a white guy with Maori face tattoos would spark controversy.
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Urban planning for ecology: insights and opportunities | British Ecological Society

Urban planning for ecology: insights and opportunities | British Ecological Society | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
New blog post to accompany your mid morning coffee - urban planning & ecology: insights and opportunities. http://t.co/dpVvNCdbgW
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I wonder of Trantor was planned.

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An apology for writing fiction in English in Bangladesh « Dhaka Courier

An apology for writing fiction in English in Bangladesh « Dhaka Courier | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

William Faulkner claimed he was a failed poet, and theorized that a writer takes up novel writing in the final stage after having failed to write poetry and short story. He considered short story as ‘the most demanding form after poetry’.  This hypothesis, however, does not hold good to me. I never tried to write poetry, though there always is a spate of writing poetry in the alluvial soil of Bangladesh by people in their happy adolescence or at the age of puberty. I also beg to differ with Faulkner on his logic of the pecking order in regard to creative writing skills. Why I took to writing stories then was quite obvious. As a matter of fact, a strong passion for listening to stories was implanted in me in my childhood days while I was used to being lulled to sleep by ghost and horror stories told by my mother. She had to tell me a large number of stories throughout the year which exceeded even the number of the stories of the Arabian Nights. My mom, though a treasure trove of stories, was soon short, and had to improvise to slake my thirst. The typical errors and omissions of her promptly-woven stories would be spotted by me, but my interest never flagged. - See more at: http://www.dhakacourier.com.bd/?p=14399&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=an-apology-for-writing-fiction-in-english-in-bangladesh#sthash.Df8motYn.dpuf


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Perhaps poetry and short stories are for those with innate tendencies toward minutia.

 

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William Faulkner claimed he was a failed poet, and theorized that a writer takes up novel writing in the final stage after having failed to write poetry and short story. He considered short story as ‘the most demanding form after poetry’.  This hypothesis, however, does not hold good to me. I never tried to write poetry, though there always is a spate of writing poetry in the alluvial soil of Bangladesh by people in their happy adolescence or at the age of puberty. I also beg to differ with Faulkner on his logic of the pecking order in regard to creative writing skills. Why I took to writing stories then was quite obvious. As a matter of fact, a strong passion for listening to stories was implanted in me in my childhood days while I was used to being lulled to sleep by ghost and horror stories told by my mother. She had to tell me a large number of stories throughout the year which exceeded even the number of the stories of the Arabian Nights. My mom, though a treasure trove of stories, was soon short, and had to improvise to slake my thirst. The typical errors and omissions of her promptly-woven stories would be spotted by me, but my interest never flagged. - See more at: http://www.dhakacourier.com.bd/?p=14399&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=an-apology-for-writing-fiction-in-english-in-bangladesh#sthash.Df8motYn.dpuf

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The Most Spectacular Libraries Around the World

The Most Spectacular Libraries Around the World | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
These public spaces dedicated to printed and digital media prove that even the quietest of buildings can make a loud-and-clear design statement (Library Porn RT @IanMakay: Spectacular #Libraries Around the World
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Mind playgrounds.

 

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Blogs I Follow | WordPress.com

Blogs I Follow | WordPress.com | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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Twitter / WCS_Booklovers : WCS Book Awards - launched ...

Twitter / WCS_Booklovers : WCS Book Awards - launched ... | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
WCS Book Awards - launched this week - come in and read one of the books and give us a review ���� http://t.co/yHSqMhnu6O
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Original Star Wars Gag Reel is the best thing you'll see all week

Original Star Wars Gag Reel is the best thing you'll see all week | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
This adorable Star Wars "blooper" footage is blowing our minds. This footage appears to be brand new - and we're pretty sure we would remember Grand Moff Tarkin cracking up Princess Leia. So many amazing behind-the-scenes cut ups.

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Auditing America’s Predator Control Program

Auditing America’s Predator Control Program | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. That sounds a lot like Wildlife Services’ lethal predator control program, especially when it comes to wolves.
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Nobel Prize winner on writing, Peruvian politics

Nobel Prize winner on writing, Peruvian politics | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

At some point writing a novel becomes “rather like a monster,” Mario Vargas Llosa, the 2010 recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature, said.

“Once in an essay, I tried to compare the creation of the novel with having a tapeworm—the presence of a fanatical master who devours everything within us,” Vargas Llosa said.

Despite his numerous literary awards, Mario Vargas Llosa said writing is an all-consuming, insecurity-inducing labor for him. He discussed his writing process and literary career in Clayton Hall’s standing-room only auditorium during Thursday’s speech “A Writer and His Demons,” which was part of the university’s “Transnational Encounters” visiting author’s series.

Provost Domenico Grasso opened the night by explaining the purpose of the Transnational Encounters series is to bring “brilliant minds” to campus.

“Our campus is immeasurably enriched by experiences like these, and as lovers of great literature, we, too, are personally enriched by talent like his,” Grasso said.

Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz, Spanish and Portuguese professor, said the university was able to contact Vargas Llosa through Spanish professor Angel Esteban, an old friend of the poet. Schmidt-Cruz introduced Vargas Llosa by explaining his belief that writers have an obligation to participate in the civic debate.

“He’s not afraid to take on social issues directly and decisively, so decisively, in fact, he ran for the presidency of Peru in 1990,” Schmidt-Cruz said.


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At some point writing a novel becomes “rather like a monster,” Mario Vargas Llosa, the 2010 recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature, said.

“Once in an essay, I tried to compare the creation of the novel with having a tapeworm—the presence of a fanatical master who devours everything within us,” Vargas Llosa said.

Despite his numerous literary awards, Mario Vargas Llosa said writing is an all-consuming, insecurity-inducing labor for him. He discussed his writing process and literary career in Clayton Hall’s standing-room only auditorium during Thursday’s speech “A Writer and His Demons,” which was part of the university’s “Transnational Encounters” visiting author’s series.

Provost Domenico Grasso opened the night by explaining the purpose of the Transnational Encounters series is to bring “brilliant minds” to campus.

“Our campus is immeasurably enriched by experiences like these, and as lovers of great literature, we, too, are personally enriched by talent like his,” Grasso said.

Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz, Spanish and Portuguese professor, said the university was able to contact Vargas Llosa through Spanish professor Angel Esteban, an old friend of the poet. Schmidt-Cruz introduced Vargas Llosa by explaining his belief that writers have an obligation to participate in the civic debate.

“He’s not afraid to take on social issues directly and decisively, so decisively, in fact, he ran for the presidency of Peru in 1990,” Schmidt-Cruz said.

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Best Books - News - Bubblews

Best Books - News - Bubblews | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Speak Freely. Write Your World. (Best Books - News - Bubblews http://t.co/tQsM1HgR7m #bubblews)
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Book Giveaway: The Cloak Society: Villains Rising

Book Giveaway: The Cloak Society: Villains Rising | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Harper Teen, I have a copy of The Cloak Society: Villains Rising by Jeramey Kraatz for two (2) lucky winners!
Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes, please. To enter, just fill out the form below.
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The western black rhinoceros is extinct

The western black rhinoceros is extinct | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
It's a sad day for nature lovers, and really the entire planet. The western black rhinoceros is officially extinct. (THIS MAKES ME SO SAD! #DAMNPEOPLE #mothernature always wins..
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Sylvia Earle: How to protect the oceans (TED Prize winner!)

http://www.ted.com Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline -- as she mak... (RT @ESStewart: #SylviaEarle: How to protect the #oceans (TED Prize winner!
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Fresh take on science fiction genre

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AFTER Eden is a young adult science fiction novel which is set in 2012 and centres on 15-year-old schoolgirl, Eden Anfield, writes Chlöe Smith. Eden falls for the mysterious Ryan Westland, who...
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Please Allow Jimmy Fallon To Advise You On What Books To Avoid Reading ... - Uproxx

Please Allow Jimmy Fallon To Advise You On What Books To Avoid Reading ... - Uproxx | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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Comment on Arizona Lizard Update–November, 2013 by Gator Woman

Comment on Arizona Lizard Update–November, 2013 by Gator Woman | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
I so love my little lizards, now that I know they eat termites, I love them even more~
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See The First Full Trailer For Syfy's New Thriller 'Helix' - Science Fiction

See The First Full Trailer For Syfy's New Thriller 'Helix' - Science Fiction | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
See The First Full Trailer For Syfy's New Thriller 'Helix'
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Syfy's decidedly not-campy new series, 'Helix' will launch on January 10th, 2014. The series, headed by 'Battlestar Galactica' showrunner Ronald D.
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Are books better than films?

Are books better than films? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
TheBookAddictedGirl: 'Films can bring whole worlds to life before our eyes, make characters into living, breathing flesh and blood, but books let you LIVE everything' (RT @GuardianBooks: Are books better than films?
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Risk of Amazon rainforest dieback is higher than IPCC projects, study suggests

Risk of Amazon rainforest dieback is higher than IPCC projects, study suggests | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
A new study suggests the southern portion of the Amazon rainforest is at a much higher risk of dieback due to stronger seasonal drying than projections made by the climate models used in the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

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Rare Cat Species Captured on Camera in Borneo

Rare Cat Species Captured on Camera in Borneo | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Several rare and endangered bay cats were spotted on camera in a heavily logged section of rainforest in Borneo, where scientists didn't expect to find them, a group of researchers announced today ...
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Online Resources for More Effective Writing

Online Resources for More Effective Writing | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Perfecting your writing style requires a lot of practice, devotion, and attention to details. Besides creativity, writing also requires expertise in different writing styles, experience and streamlined skills.

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