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Nevada Celebrates Pollinator Week

The title of this article probably is an overstatement. Perhaps instead it should have been ‘a small subset of people in Reno, and possibly in Vegas (because everything you can think of exists there) celebrated pollinators for a week.

July 16, 2014 — Felicity Muth

Wordless Wednesday: Making Panyabuuku Plans

I’m in planning mode for my return trip to Tanzania to study African Giant Pouched Rats, Cricetomys ansorgei This is what I spend a good portion of my time doing, live-trapping and capturing pouched rats, called panyabuuku, in the wild.

July 16, 2014 — DNLee

#Apollo45 Where were you when Apollo 11 Landed on the Moon?

In recognition of the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the first moon landing, everyone is invited to participate in sharing their moon landing stories by uploading them to YouTube and sharing them with the hashtag #Apollo45.

July 16, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

Baby Mountain Gorillas Celebrated by 40,000 People in Rwanda

Well I just found something to add to my bucket list. Earlier this month 40,000 people gathered in Rwanda for the 10th Kwita Izina, the annual ceremony that celebrates and names all of the known mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) born during the previous year in the Virunga National Park Transboundary Collaboration, which stretches across [...]

July 16, 2014 — John R. Platt

Science on a Sphere & Falling in Love Again

This week, the only dedicated science illustration conference in the country is taking place in Boulder, CO. The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ annual gathering is in full swing and there are fascinating developments to convey.

July 16, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Amazing New Eminem Parody by A Capella Science

The genius that is Tim Blais has come up with a fantastic new parody video to the tune of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’. Called ‘Eminemium – Choose Yourself’, the video is a compilation of many levels of Blais, doing his own singing, rapping and background sound.

July 16, 2014 — Carin Bondar

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