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Tomorrow is Earth Day. Go do something to stop killing our mother earth. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. Frank Lloyd Wright. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.Native American Proverb Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. Cree Indian Proverb…

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Adopt a moratorium on heritable genome editing We call for a global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing — that is, changing heritable DNA (in sperm, eggs or embryos) to make genetically modified children. By ‘global moratorium’, we do not mean a permanent ban. Rather, we call for the establishment of an international framework in which nations, while retaining the right to make their own decisions, voluntarily commit to not approve any use of clinical germline editing…

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Hike and Hops at St. Michaels Farm Preserve

To fend off seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and get some fresh air, Bhavna and I decided that in 2019 we would find our way outside despite both hating the cold. We joined the REI co-op, bought some base layers and new jackets, hiking boots, etc. After three months of staying indoors drinking craft ales, I start to look and feel "round", especially in my mid-section. One of the perks of joining the REI Co-op is that we get access to…

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Flying Squid

Scientists Unravel Mystery of Flying Squid – National Geographic Blog by Valarie Chapman While swimming, the squid open up their mantle and draw in water. Then these squid launch themselves into the air with a high-powered blast of the water from their bodies. Once launched by this jet propulsion, these squid spread out both their fins and their tentacles to form wings. The squid have a membrane between their tentacles similar to the webbed toes of a frog. This helps…

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Euderus set

Euderus set

New Crypt-Keeper Wasp Is Parasite That Bursts From Host's Head (National Geographic News) Scientists have discovered a new parasitic wasp species with a life cycle so diabolical, they named it after Set, the Egyptian god of evil and chaos. Meet Euderus set, otherwise known as the crypt-keeper wasp. Native to the southeastern United States, this species lays its egg inside the tiny, wooden chambers that another parasitic wasp species, the gall wasp (Bassettia pallida), carves out in sand live oak…

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