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Short Takes Round Up (Or, I Didn't Finish My Post in Time)

I didn’t have time to finish my usual post because I was too busy having fun saving the world, so please forgive me. Instead, I bring to you photos of random things I’ve come upon. 661 more words


Are You a Wanna Bee?

Do you belong to several writers’ groups? When the time comes to critique writing of the members, did you bring anything that was written recently?  Are you always working on something, but nothing is ever completed, polished, or ready to submit? 262 more words

Rebecca Gernon

"Desperate times call for desperate measures"*...

For centuries, salmon have made their way upstream to spawn, (literally) overcoming extraordinary obstacles to reach their spawning grounds.

But the advent of hydroelectric power, while it has manifest benefits in reducing the greenhouse gases otherwise associated with electricity generation, has wreaked havoc on the salmon’s annual pilgrimage.   365 more words

The Asian Camel Cricket and 10 Other Invasive Species You Might Not Know

This is the camel cricket. You hate it, don’t you? You should. Let’s start with the fact that it’s—how to put this nicely?—repulsive. Add the fact that it’s big, by bug standards at least, measuring up to two inches (5 cm) long; that it resembles a spider more than a cricket; and that it will eat nearly anything—including other camel crickets, which is just plain bad form. 168 more words

What exactly is an Africanized honey bee?

Contrary to popular belief, the Africanized Honey Bee, or Killer Bee as it is sometimes called, is not actually from Africa at all.  They are a hybrid that started in Brazil and escaped the lab on accident.   315 more words

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