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Animals that hold Pharmacy Degrees

When we fall ill, we visit a clinic or a pharmacy. Our ancestors however, picked their medicine from the wild. No pharmacist wrote prescriptions. Instead, our ancestors observed and learned from sick animals that healed themselves by eating certain plants. 414 more words

Science News Report

Forever Wild: National Geographic

Forever Wild

National Geographic

Published on Jan 1, 2015

Homecomings and new beginnings cause these pioneers to reflect on how their lives have changed and what’s still to come. 22 more words

YouTube/SoundCloud: Music, Special Interest

Purchasing a new Motor Car

When one is purchasing a new motor car, one does have to be careful.  You, dear reader, may well be a gentleman (and one assumes that by the very act of your perusal of this very set of musings that you are a gentleman of whatever gender!), but it does not necessarily follow that the chap or chap-ess from whom you are attempting to purchase the vehicle is of the same calibre and moral fibre. 1,347 more words

Motoring Advice

Bees May Sleep to Maintain Learning Brains

Bees are incredibly important to much of the world’s flora, and we are always happy to see when research on them is continuing. After all, the better we understand them, the better we can… 609 more words


Counting Monarchs

We’ve seen some information on how much people value monarch butterflies. Now we’re learning that the beautiful orange lepidopterans have their own citizen science Thanksgiving count and might soon be labeled as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act if a petition has any effect. 361 more words


at least they think that they are. . .

I could not resist re-posting this Discover Magazine blog post.  Enjoy!

Is there a relationship between poetry and psychosis?

The idea that ‘genius’ is just one step removed from ‘ma… 211 more words

Poet's Life

Dolphins that help humans to catch fish form tighter social networks

In the coastal waters of Laguna, Brazil, a shoal of mullet is in serious trouble. Two of the most intelligent species on the planet – humans and bottlenose dolphins–are conspiring to kill them. 34 more words

The Natural World