A Surfeit of Salamanders: An Imagined Picture Book – Inkfish
“If ever there was a scientific study that deserved to be a children’s picture book, this was it. Scientists belly-crawled through the forests of the Ozarks, flipping stones and looking for slimy things that wriggled away from them. They learned that the forest is secretly packed with salamanders in unfathomable numbers, as many as 10 times what earlier researchers had thought. The amphibians emerged as the hidden heroes of the woodland ecosystem.”
A Strange New Gene Pool of Animals Is Brewing in the Arctic – Issue 101: In Our Nature – Nautilus
“While it’s tempting to imagine a strange new Arctic teeming with “grolar bears” and “narlugas,””
WikiGalaxy: A Visualization of Wikipedia Rabbit Holes – The Atlantic
“I didn’t mean to find this out. And I really didn’t want to know that Air Buddy had to have his right hind leg amputated the same year he became a star. But I found out anyway, because I had wandered into a Wikipedia Rabbit Hole.
Tuesdays with Moron: Chatological Humor Update – The Washington Post
” To read it is to bathe in filth.”
In the ocean, the most harmful plastic is too small to see
“We’re talking here about tiny lumps of 0.5mm across or considerably less, usually invisible to the naked eye, which often originate in cosmetics or drugs containing nanoparticles or microbeads. Such nanoparticles matter as they are similar size to the smallest forms of plankton (pico and nano plankton) which are the most abundant plankton group and biggest contributors in terms of biomass and contribution to primary production.”
The Caterpillar Defense – Phenomena: The Loom
“If you’re a cinereous mourner, however, this is not what you do.”
Writing Proficiency | OwenM
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