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The Small Wooly Bat and the Carnivorous Plant

The Small Wooly Bat and the Carnivorous Plant | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Yesterday’s post described the carnivorous nepenthes plants which entice organisms into their slippery liquid-filled depths where the tiny creatures are killed and digested.  The plants however are...
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SciFi & Fantasy Reviews – SciFiChick - Captain America: The Winter Soldier New Trailer!

SciFi & Fantasy Reviews – SciFiChick - Captain America: The Winter Soldier New Trailer! | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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Good reviews.

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Rapid Adaptation to Climate Facilitates Range Expansion of an Invasive Plant

For invasive plants, local adaptation can evolve quickly during range expansion http://t.co/VEpBnxb3XS #ecology #evolution
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Another example of how invasive plants overcome the natives.

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What Else is Out There?

What Else is Out There? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Thanks to the World Wildlife Fund, 441 new species of plants and animals have been discovered in the Amazonian rainforest, including a truly bizarre looking monkey that apparently purrs like a cat ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Evil Cats in Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Ultimate Guide to Evil Cats in Science Fiction and Fantasy | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
One of the most common tropes in all fiction is that cats are evil. Throughout books, television, movies and comics, when they're not just pretending to be the monster, cats are attacking people, serving witches and bringing the scares.
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Evil, or just mean and bad?
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Picture Writing Prompts, Picture Writing Prompt.

Picture Writing Prompts, Picture Writing Prompt. | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Picture Writing Prompt. (Photo: Picture Writing Prompt. http://t.co/yGZTf1vHi9)
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Public Access on Public Land - Should it be Regulated?

Public Access on Public Land - Should it be Regulated? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Public access to public lands has been and will be a heated discussion until the end of time. Determining the correct level of public access to any public land (quality or not), can be thought of f...
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Access should be regulated, but not prevented.  In the West, hikers, bikers, and OHVs scatter accross the land disrupting the lives of wild animals, introducing invasive species, and impacting soil microorganisms.  Fences and signs can restrict impacts to narrow corridors.

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Experts: Yangtze ecology collapses - eco-business.com

Experts: Yangtze ecology collapses - eco-business.com | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
eco-business.com Experts: Yangtze ecology collapses eco-business.com The fish species in the upper branches of the Yangtze River have declined dramatically in recent years, imposing a severe warning on the river's ecological system which has been...
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The molecular clock of the common buzzard

The molecular clock of the common buzzard | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Be it hibernation or the routes of migratory birds: all animal behaviour that is subject to annual rhythms is controlled by a molecular clock.
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An Indian perspective on Cameron’s ill-conceived badger cull

An Indian perspective on Cameron’s ill-conceived badger cull | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
So here I am writing a blog on British badgers, a creature I have seen only once in my life.
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Arizona Amphibian Update--October 2013

Arizona Amphibian Update--October 2013 | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Arizona amphibians are threatened by habitat loss, pollution, invasive species, and human activities.
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Are Endangered Animals in Chinese Herbs?

Are Endangered Animals in Chinese Herbs? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Q: What non-botanical ingredients appear in the pills, capsules and powders called Chinese herbs? A: Species considered "vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered" include Asiatic black bear ...
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Watch the surviving clips of the BBC's Caves of Steel

Watch the surviving clips of the BBC's Caves of Steel | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Long before Almost Human, Isaac Asimov wrote the classic tale of a human detective paired with a robot partner, The Caves of Steel. And this novel was adapted by the BBC as a TV special, part of its Story Parade anthology series.
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Good books.

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Unraveling the New Climate Report

Unraveling the New Climate Report | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released a 2,200 page report. Here’s what you need to know about it.
What Is This Report?
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Texts from William Blake is our new favorite thing

Texts from William Blake is our new favorite thing | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
William Blake was regarded as insane by his contemporaries, due in no small part to the same "cryptic flights of poetic fire" and "marvellous, ineffable pictures" that would later see him labeled a genius.
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Hunters Watch Out: PETA's Drones Are Flying

Hunters Watch Out: PETA's Drones Are Flying | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird … it's
a plane … it's a PETA Air
Angel!
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Drones for good!
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Bees underwent massive extinction when dinosaurs did

Bees underwent massive extinction when dinosaurs did | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, scientists have documented a widespread extinction of bees that occurred 65 million years ago, concurrent with the massive event that wiped out land dinosaurs and many flowering plants.
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Popcorn Activism - A Fun Way to Help Animals!

If I were rich, I’d pay to show the movie Vegucated (a documentary that follows three New Yorker’s who agree to go vegan for six weeks to learn what it’s all about) in theaters so people could see ...
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PETA buys shares of SeaWorld stock in bid to influence theme park

PETA buys shares of SeaWorld stock in bid to influence theme park | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals spokesman David Perle said Tuesday his group purchased 80 shares for more than $2,200 in last week's initial public offering of SeaWorld stock.Read more...
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Gaining a voting majority would be great.

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These books will dress up Halloween for young readers - USA TODAY

These books will dress up Halloween for young readers - USA TODAY | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
These books will dress up Halloween for young readers
USA TODAY
For most young celebrants, Halloween (Oct. 31 for those who have yet to chose their costumes) consists of more treats than tricks.
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The Writers Alley: Favorite writing quotes

The Writers Alley: Favorite writing quotes | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

Good writing is like a windowpane. ~ George Orwell   There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ~ W. Somerset Maugham If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. ~ Anais Nin    When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. ~ Ernest Hemingway  Easy reading is hard writing. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne   To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make. ~ Truman Capote   The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary. ~ J. K. Rowling  


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Good writing is like a windowpane. ~ George Orwell   There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ~ W. Somerset Maugham If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. ~ Anais Nin    When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. ~ Ernest Hemingway  Easy reading is hard writing. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne   To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make. ~ Truman Capote   The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary. ~ J. K. Rowling  
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Nations debate giant Antarctic ocean sanctuaries

Nations debate giant Antarctic ocean sanctuaries | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Multi-nation talks on creating two vast sanctuaries in Antarctic waters began Wednesday with a key official saying a marine reserve protecting the pristine Ross Sea had the better chance of success.
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Great idea.  But all preserves remain connected to global systems.  They have porous boundaries and as winds blow, waters flow, and humans come and go, the boundaries are breeched, and preserves are invaded.  All Earth life systems are in decline.  Unless the decline is stopped, no preserve will last for long.

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What's On Comic Book Stands – October 23rd - Science Fiction

What's On Comic Book Stands – October 23rd - Science Fiction | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Science Fiction
What's On Comic Book Stands – October 23rd
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Indestructible Hulk 14 Cover Here is the list of new comics, trade paperbacks and more shipping on 10/23/2013.
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