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In Sri Lanka, the coconut is, in a sense, a source of life. Not only it is the main ingredient in most Sri Lankan dishes, but it also plays a major role in many non-culinary parts of every day life. Without the coconut, things in Sri Lanka would be very different. Filmmakers spent the day with a family of 8 on their modest coconut plantation outside of Negombo, to see what the coconut has to offer. This blog posting is ©
If you've ever been nervous or stressed, you might have experienced a weird feeling in your stomach. Why do we feel so many emotions in our guts? Laci did some digging to figure out what connects our brains to our midsections.
There are rumors that the proposed federal NSF budget will cut some areas (cut not hold steady) by amounts well into double digits (like around 20%). That's a permanent cut imposed over just one year, I think, on top of the steady-at-best budgets of recent years. And a new commentary by Bruce Alberts et al. in PNAS bemoans the similarly serious situation in biomedical (NIH-based) research. These latter authors make many or most of the same points that we have often been […]
A number of factors have caused the population of cheetahs to plummet. Facing extinction, conservationists are turning to various creative ideas to keep the big cats extant. One strategy involves importing huge, fearsome guard dogs from Turkey to frighten the cheetah away from stalking within range of ranches and gun-toting farmers.
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