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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?

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
“Art has contributed zero to science, historically,” said developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert on Radio 4 some time ago. This sounds like a sweeping generalisation – particularly considering he was in discussion with neuroscientist Mark…

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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

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
Wednesday 19 June 2013 marks the 5th annual World Sickle Cell Day, created to raise global awareness of sickle cell disease and its serious impact on health. Our image of the month shows two…

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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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