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An albino variety of the snake, popular in the pet trade, is decimating native bird, mammal and lizard species in the islands.
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Every time I post something on Google+, and the little posting box shifts to the middle (and lags for that half second), it reminds me of Christian Bale's batmobile, and how his seat takes precious time to shift to the middle and belly-reclines for "attack mode", for no practical reason other than it looks cool -- and of course the first you want to do when you're preparing to take action is WASTE MORE TIME. 

Okay that was my roundabout way of saying, Google+, I think your little shifting box is silly.
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Nice quote from +ari daniel from tonight's lecture:
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Hahah right? Also, Ari Daniel's full name is Ari Daniel Shapiro -- which he shortened to avoid confusion with NPR reporter Ari Shapiro.
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A touching piece by my college classmate, about her journey back from traumatic brain injury and back towards her medical career:
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                  We're back with another Capital Science Communicators meetup -- this time joining up with new friends and colleagues! Capital Science ...
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Megan Draper worries about it. Pete Campbell's girlfriend worries about it. In two straight episodes of this season's #MadMen , characters have mentioned how careless human ignition of wildfires can devastate Southern California landscapes. Learn how human ignitions play a role in wildfire hazards in this post: http://www.werc.usgs.gov/outreach.aspx?RecordID=210
Romantic affairs and office intrigue aren't the only things heating up this season of "Mad Men", the American television drama about a fictional advertising company in the 1960's. (Minor spoilers below -- and a reminder on how ecological science can help us manage natural hazards.) ...
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A very exciting opportunity coming up for science writers in our region -- CapSciComm members are encouraged to attend! Thanks to colleague Chris Bowman for sharing. "A Freelance Pitch Slam & M...
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