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I know someone who'd chew their right arm for this!

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Pizza is life.
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I wish I could too...
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Lol
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Genetics plays such big role in who gets mental illness, with the newer drugs being used in mice I hope to see real breakthroughs in treating some forms of schizophrenia.

Medical research breakthroughs in schizophrenia showcased in Newcastle http://ab.co/1TzJ7qV - via @abcnews
Exciting medical research studies were presented at a conference in Newcastle on Friday.
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Looks really cool!
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If only there were more science boardgames around when I was kid I might have stuck with biology! #science   #brisbane   #games   #universityofqueensland  
A University of Queensland student hopes a new board game will encourage children to think about a future in science.
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Cool game with a great phylogenetic tree!
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Evolution is poorly understood by students and, disturbingly, by many of their science teachers. Although it is part of the compulsory science curriculum in most schools in the UK and the USA, more than a third of people in both countries reject the theory of evolution outright or believe that it is guided by a supreme being.

Developmental psychologists have identified two cognitive biases in very young children that help to explain the popularity of intelligent design. The first is a belief that species are defined by an internal quality that cannot be changed (psychological essentialism). The second is that all things are designed for a purpose (promiscuous teleology). These biases interact with cultural beliefs such as religion but are just as prevalent in children raised in secular societies. Importantly, these beliefs become increasingly entrenched, making formal scientific instruction more and more difficult as children get older.
Child psychology studies have identified a natural human bias toward the theory of intelligent design, and pose a solution: teach evolution earlier
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I'm not surprised.... Parents imprint ideas in their children from birth and the older they get theories that conflict with existing ideas are more likely to be rejected..... The eternal conflict of science Vs religion. Schools don't want to be shown promoting one or the other?
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Hahahahahaha :-)
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+Andrew Lyons well ... actually .. yes .. i have 
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Tumhare charnon ki daasi....
Yikes! In one instance it's essentially cultural and in the other it is a sexual pleasure of some sort?
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They don't. Wolves and Bears living in the same area will largly avoid eachother. But bears have been observed stealing wolves kills. A bear might not take on a pack if they put up a fight, but faced with a grown bear most wolves will retreat. Unless they are really forced into to small a territory they will just cohabitate.

Humans really need to learn the difference between their internal Narritive and what we can actually observe in nature.
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Morning :-)
 
Two new plant species discovered in the Western Ghats of India!

Scientists working at Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala’s Centre for Medicinal Plants Research (CMPR) have discovered two new species of medicinal plants from the Western Ghats.

The research team led by K.M. Prabhukumar and Indira Balachandran discovered a new Habenaria species during their floristic explorations in the shola forests on the Elival hills of the Muthikulam forest area in Palakkad. The same team discovered a new Zingiber species from the Dhoni region of Palakkad.

Naming the ginger species as Zingiber sabuanum after renowned taxonomist Mamiyil Sabu, Dr. Prabhukumar said the plant with purple flowers with beautiful white dots and lines on it was unique to the Western Ghats. He said Zingiber sabuanum would bloom in June-July.

Alfred Joe, researcher at the Department of Botany, Calicut University, too was part of the team which discovered the ginger species.

Dr. Prabhu Kumar and team named the other plant Habenaria sahyadrica.

P.B. Sreekumar, scientist at Kerala Forest Research Institute, played a key role in the discovery of Habenaria sahyadrica. This orchid species was identified with the help of Hong Kong-based taxonomist Pankaj Kumar. “We named this orchid plant after the Sahyadris (the Western Ghats), considering the variety of flora that it contains,” said Dr. Prabhu Kumar.
Scientists working at Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala’s Centre for Medicinal Plants Research (CMPR) have discovered two new species of medicinal plants from the Western Ghats.Naming the ginger species as
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Sweet dreams 😜😘
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But I agree that directing the $11 million in this way is a big mistake. //The annual budget of the National Science Foundation for evolutionary biology is only about $7.5 million, and the Templeton funding far exceeds that. I can only imagine how much more progress we’d see if that $11 million were given to the NSF instead of to a group of self-promoting researchers who will spend it and—or so I predict—not find much of interest.
So be it.  These people have their money now. It’s time for them to put up or shut up. Let’s see if they can produce some real progress in understanding evolution over the next few years.//

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/templeton-wastes-11-million-in-attempt-to-corrupt-evolutionary-biology/
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I'd happily take $250,000 and write up some crap for them. It's about what they would get anyway. 

When they actually do research, they find out that evolution works, just like Ann gauger. 
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