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Cultural traditions, environmental conservation and international development

Originally posted on Shonil Bhagwat:
Community mosaic, Edgbaston, Birmingham (Source: Jackie Nash Art) This mosaic is an example of living with difference in a multicultural society and forms a good analogy for the co-existence of cultural traditions, environmental conservation and…

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Biocultural refugia

Originally posted on Shonil Bhagwat:
A modern-day sacred natural site: Sancheti organic farm near Pune, India, on mappingthesacred.org Pune, the small town where I grew up, is now a bustling metropolis of 6 million people. In my visit to the city…

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What has art ever done for science?

argylesock says… This is a timely reminder. I’m starting to write for an online magazine where, I find, my scientist’s preference for words and graphs can be limiting. Like every biologist I know, I can sketch diagrams with ease – … Continue reading

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It’s agricultural, but is it art?

Jeremy Cherfas at Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog shows us two art projects about grains. I love the one about high fructose corn syrup. The one about printed landscapes is harder to understand, but as Jeremy says, art is supposed to make … Continue reading

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Hedgehog is preferred UK natural emblem

Originally posted on LEARN FROM NATURE:
From the Guardian : It is a prickly character with a voracious appetite, a passion for gardens and a noisy sex life, and now the hedgehog has been chosen as the best natural emblem for…

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Wellcome Image of the Month: Sickle Cell Disease

argylesock says… Here’s a graphic image of what goes wrong when a person has sickle cell anaemia. It’s caused by a recessive allele, meaning that if you’re heterozygous you’re a carrier. You don’t get the disease but if you have … Continue reading

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A World Without Bees

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
The world’s bee populations have been under stress in recent years, fueling concerns over the future of agriculture.  The combination of colony collapse disorder—the cause of which remains disputed—and expanded use of certain classes…

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