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For #EarthDay, read part I of Rachel Carson’s 1962 series, “Silent Spring.” http://nyer.cm/ntGyZJ7
Silent Spring—I
Silent Spring—I
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“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter."

John Muir was born 180 years ago today
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Via +Ed Yong
"In 87 of the 115 disciplines, women are still significantly outnumbered by men. Some of these, including anthropology, microbiology, and medical genetics, will reach parity within the next decade. But others, like physics, mathematics, and computer science, not only have the highest male biases, with women being outnumbered by a factor of six, but also the slowest rates of improvement. In physics, the gender gap might take 258 years to fully close. If nothing changes, no living physicist or mathematician will see parity within their lifetime—or their grandchildren’s."
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The phenomenon has been known as “The Scully Effect”–named after Gillian Anderson’s character Dana Scully–and the Geena Davis Institute proved it’s real.
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A lucky day for us includes a second book out by +Lucy Cooke, Life in the Sloth Land: Slow Down and Smell the Hibiscus. A cute sloth picture book with inspirational quotes about relaxing and enjoying life.

https://amzn.to/2H9vYnY
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Out today in the US, by +Lucy Cooke, is a funny, charming and informative book, The Truth About Animals: Stone Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife

https://amzn.to/2qFBuIK
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Now adding this +The Pulitzer Prizes winning book to my soon TBR pile-- The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea by Jack E. Davis.

"An important environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that brings critical attention to the Earth's 10th largest body of water and one of the planet's most diverse and productive marine ecosystems."

https://amzn.to/2HE1wTL
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Story time just got way cooler!
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Hollywood loves a biopharma villain.
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