From a discussion about this video of a parent saying they don’t care if anybody else’s kids get sick: “There is a strange and terrifying human obsession with “purity,” and it manifests itself in so many different forms: For the anti-vaccination brigade, it’s the delusion that an immune system free of “toxins” will recognize and […]
Trapped with only his thoughts for company.
“The human race is on a long road trip and the deniers and apologists are the backseat drivers.”
“At first you’re hanging out in the shark’s stomach thinking, ‘oh this isn’t so bad’, and then you start to feel your skin burning…”
“This is the first evidence that honeybees can be infected by plant-virus contaminated pollen, but it might not have been the first or last.”
“Discussing relationship movies, it turns outs, was just as effective as more intensive skills-building programs.”
“You’re made of chemicals. They work like magnetic Legos. Neat.”
The gene plays a crucial role in the evolution of bees’ ability to carry pollen.
“For sloths, it’s one that works and is based primarily on metabolism and adapting to that change! Sloths are eating incredibly poor food. Plants do everything they possibly can to guard against being eaten, from tying up material in difficult to digest things like cellulose or lignin to producing compounds to actively reduce the efficiency of […]
“When we discuss life history of animals, we discuss them as altricial or precocial. Altricial animals produce large number of offspring with a relatively small energetic investment in each one; therefore, the offspring are born pretty weak and many will probably die. Cats, mice, dogs – any animal that produces a litter is probably altricial. […]