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Compound Eye

My Personal Best Photographs of 2014

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2014 was a busy year, and an odd one in terms of subject matter. Usually my stream is full of ants. I am trained as an ant biologist, after all, and these charming social insects typically weigh heavily in my photographs (see 2013, 2012, 2011). I’ve been broadening my scope, though. Wandering out of my [...]

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Not bad science

Psychic Animals and Football-Playing Bees


Working in the field of animal behaviour means that around World Cup season it’s hard to avoid being sent links to so-called ‘psychic’ animals that predict the outcome of matches, such as Paul the octopus, Leon the porcupine and Anton the tamarin. However, while these animals may have made predictions useful to people placing bets [...]

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Google’s Top Searches of 2014

John Maino, radio personality in Wisconsin, performs the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Americans looked to Google for information on Ebola, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and the actor Robin Williams’s suicide this year—all of which ranked among the hottest search terms of 2014. Google has announced the results of its “14th Annual Year in Search,” an inventory of the year’s most-searched-for keywords and phrases. The data gives [...]

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Plugged In

When It Comes To How We Vote on Energy Issues, Age Matters

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A new poll from The University of Texas at Austin reveals markedly different perspectives on energy issues based on the age of voters, a finding that could help determine the outcome of next week’s elections. The latest UT Energy Poll, conducted Sept. 4 -16, shows contrasting views and preferences among consumers in numerous areas, including [...]

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Plugged In

What happens to cities after the Olympics are gone?

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What happens to Olympic host cities after the torch has gone out?

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Tiktaalik’s Take on 2014


Wishing you all a r-evolutionary year from all of us at Symbiartic!

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