“The counterfeit gold of February sunshine, making pale promises that can never be fulfilled” I particularly like this quote from Bob Copper’s book, “A song for every season”, where he writes lyrically about his Sussex farming family and the traditional country songs they sing. On the rare occasions we have seen sunshine this month it’s … Continue reading →
Originally posted on for Biodiversity's sake!:IN THE REVIEW “STATUS AND ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST CARNIVORES” (10 January, DOI: 10.1126/science.1241484), W. J. Ripple et al. claim that meat consumption by humans is one of many threats to…
Photo Source - FAO # 8361 Thanks to the work of virologists like Dr. Robert Webster, we’ve known for decades that wild birds (most notably waterfowl) are the natural hosts of influenza A viruses - and that if you trace their lineage back far enough - all human, swine, and equine influenza A viruses are likely of avian origin. Influenza A subtypes are categorized by two proteins they carry on their surface; their HA (hemagglutinin) and NA
Lone gene determines wing mimicry in butterflies
One gene can determine the wing patterns of female swallowtail butterflies, making them resemble a different, and […] Read moreThe post MI weekly selection #65 appeared first on Mapping Ignorance.