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Natural history news and information for animals, plants, and habitats.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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25 Editing Tips for Tightening Your Copy: Now in Checklist Form

25 Editing Tips for Tightening Your Copy: Now in Checklist Form | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Editing your own copy? Use our list and remember to check it twice!
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Aargh.  The full list is at http://thewritelife.com; Anything you would add?

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The seriously creepy "two-kitten experiment"

The seriously creepy "two-kitten experiment" | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Think you've seen the worst that mad science has to offer? How about an experiment in which scientists rendered kittens essentially sightless? And that's not the worst of it.
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Lots of comments that contain related information.

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Julia Connor's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:15 PM

That's evil, why would they want to do that?

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Book News: Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature - NPR (blog)

Book News: Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature - NPR (blog) | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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Book News: Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature
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She had some sort of book called flirting by sighns and Jack and I got it away from Violet and showed it too all the boys. Violet got very mad and went into the house.
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2013 Marks 75th Year for L. Ron Hubbard's Science Fiction - PR Web (press release)

2013 Marks 75th Year for L. Ron Hubbard's Science Fiction - PR Web (press release) | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
2013 Marks 75th Year for L. Ron Hubbard's Science Fiction
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2013 Marks 75th Year for L. Ron Hubbard's Science Fiction.
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On Some Great Women Science Fiction Writers

On Some Great Women Science Fiction Writers | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

women science fiction writers (@harikunzru See also here (right-hand sidebar for authors): http://t.co/YbKR4Gs4xh)


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Can you think of additions?  The few I checked were all there.

 

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The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.

The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Edwin Schlossberg… ("@quotedojo: "The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think." - Edwin Schlossberg… http://t.co/OTyQCwTsF3")...
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Where Would You Like to Time Travel To?

Where Would You Like to Time Travel To? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Time marches on in one direction at a steady rate, but today, we want to know where in time you would travel to if given the choice.
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Writing group launch first anthology

Writing group launch first anthology | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
A WRITING group is celebrating the launch of its first anthology.

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Microbiomes at the Roots: A New Look at Forest Ecology by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360

Microbiomes at the Roots: A New Look at Forest Ecology by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360 | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
With advances in genetic sequencing technology, scientists are now able to readily identify the microbes living in and around the roots of trees.
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This critical issue has been overlooked by foresters and other land managers.  The cost to bring the subject into practice will be great.  Thousands of species can be present.

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Writing Tips for Self-Published Authors - Publishers Weekly

Writing Tips for Self-Published Authors - Publishers Weekly | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Writing Tips for Self-Published Authors Publishers Weekly Probably, the best advice I've ever come across from a writer on writing is Elmore Leonard's suggestion, “If it sounds like writing, rewrite it.” Second best is Mark Twain's “Show, don't...
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Basic ideas that must become habits for authors.
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Thacher Gallery - University of San Francisco (USF)

Thacher Gallery - University of San Francisco (USF) | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Exhibit: "In Nature's Temple: Early California Art and Ecology" plus talk by historian Kevin Starr. Lot's of... http://t.co/ixWyNZRUOB
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"Put the space ship up ahead on the left."

 

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Book News: Study Says Reading (Literary) Fiction Can Boost Social Skills - NPR (blog)

Book News: Study Says Reading (Literary) Fiction Can Boost Social Skills - NPR (blog) | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
NPR (blog) Book News: Study Says Reading (Literary) Fiction Can Boost Social Skills NPR (blog) The authors distinguished between "literary fiction" — books written by award-winning authors including Jesmyn Ward, Don DeLillo, Anton Checkov, Louise...
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No, Extreme Human Longevity Won’t Destroy the Planet

No, Extreme Human Longevity Won’t Destroy the Planet | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
It’s only a matter of time before humanity solves the aging problem. And resistance to radical life extension has already begun, driven by fears of overpopulation and the exhaustion of our planet's resources.
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As the growing number of living humans passes resource carrying capacity over more and more of Earth's surface, the species must adapt its life form to survive. 

 

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What is sustainability?'s curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:03 AM

Thank goodness for that...

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The Science and Science Fiction of SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow - Popular Mechanics

The Science and Science Fiction of SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow - Popular Mechanics | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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The Science and Science Fiction of SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow
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... Fiction of SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow.
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Is Larry David really playing a surprising villain in Man of Steel 2?

Is Larry David really playing a surprising villain in Man of Steel 2? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
At last, we know whom Chris O'Dowd is playing in Thor 2... and it's not whom we thought. Will Harrison Ford join the Blade Runner sequel? Another Star Wars casting rumor gets shot down. Daniel Radcliffe talks Frankenstein.
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Israel's Society for Protection of Nature turns 60 amid doubts over future - Haaretz

Israel's Society for Protection of Nature turns 60 amid doubts over future - Haaretz | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Haaretz Israel's Society for Protection of Nature turns 60 amid doubts over future Haaretz For several years its executives have not been people directly engaged in nature conservation; its CEO is a financial manager, and former MK Haim Oron serves...
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The temptation to 'follow the money' often overwhelms conservation organizations.  At a recent meeting with a national organization, a member boasted about funds received from the Walton family.  No concerns for social or environmental compromises were discussed.  Interest focused on the amount of money and future relations.

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Robert C. Stebbins Dies

Robert C. Stebbins Dies | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Robert Stebbins was a renown specialist who believed that direct observation of nature out of doors was as important as laboratory research. Continue reading →
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Amazon ecology: Footprints in the forest

Amazon ecology: Footprints in the forest | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Researchers are tracking just how much impact ancient peoples had on the Amazon. (Amazon ecology: Footprints in the forest http://t.co/8Trt0CWQYi)
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8 Entertaining, Inspiring, Must-Read Books About Writing.

8 Entertaining, Inspiring, Must-Read Books About Writing. | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Like most writers, I also love to read. Like most writers, I need to sharpen my skills by disciplined practice---and to be inspired by great writers. (8 Entertaining, Inspiring, Must-Read Books About Writing.
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The Delta's Fragile Ecology - Capital Public Radio News

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The Delta's Fragile Ecology
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The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was once a vast tidal marshland and inland estuary. Now thousands of miles of fragile levees surround artificial islands below sea level.
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Guest Post: Science Education through Science Fiction - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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Guest Post: Science Education through Science Fiction
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One of our favorite guest contributors, John Romano is back to Sci-Ed! This week he tells us another story from his classroom, where he teaches science to high school kids.
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A Hint That JD Salinger Kept Writing, From A Story He Didn't Write - NPR (blog)

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Star Trekking through the Middle East. Whatever happened to Arab science fiction?

Star Trekking through the Middle East. Whatever happened to Arab science fiction? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Arab science fiction -- my blog post from last night's event http://t.co/eJLG7Sx8rb #SindbadSciFi
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Throwback Thursday: 'Barbarella' - Science Fiction

Throwback Thursday: 'Barbarella' - Science Fiction | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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Throwback Thursday: 'Barbarella'
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It's Thursday again, which means it's time for this week's Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com's look at great science fiction of the past.
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The Ophiuchi Hotline – John Varley

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Just realized I haven't read this one.

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