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No, no, NO! Hydrogen peroxide does not turn water green (nor does it make water smell like farts)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/08/15/chemistry-its-why-the-rio2016-pool-water-is-green/
The pool manager at the Rio Olympics is as green as the water in his pools
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Somebody pee in it 😂
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The Royal Society has announced the shortlist for The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016, the only major international prize that celebrates science writing for a non-specialist audience
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Eggshell pigments and color patterns reveal a lot about where a bird nests and the sorts of evolutionary challenges it faces before it even hatches
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Cockatoos make sound economic decisions about which tools to use to obtain a particular food reward based upon their assessment of the current "market" situation
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These Lizards Have Been Playing An Evolutionary Game Of Rock-Paper-Scissors For Millions Of Years
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/06/15/rock-paper-lizard/
Long before humans were a thing, some lizard species were finding mates using the guidelines of the human hand game, rock-paper-scissors
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Radiocarbon dating reveals the Greenland shark has a lifespan of at least 400 years, and reaches sexual maturity at 150 years of age, making it the longest-lived vertebrate on Earth, according to a study published in the journal, Science.
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In a modern variation of the old "chicken and egg" question, researchers ask: "which came first; color vision or coloration?"
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Female songbirds choose mates based on their songs, and this study provides some insights into what aspects of song they use to identify a "quality" male
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Ooo! Interesting study!
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One moment of disregard by holidaymakers, Pokémon hunters, free-roaming dogs or a runaway volleyball can be disaster for shorebird families
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A Spix's (little blue) macaw has been spotted and filmed in the wild. The medium-sized grey-blue parrot -- which was the inspiration for the animated film "Rio" -- was last seen in 2000 and is presumed extinct in the wild
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A viral video of a pet parrot that is supposedly repeating the last words of its murdered owner has triggered a lot of speculation about whether a parrot could be a reliable murder witness
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scientist; freelance science writer, book reviewer & photographer
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scientist, writer, birder, aviculturist, photographer, artist, bibliophile and book worm, ravenclaw
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"GrrlScientist" is the blog pseudonym. I am an evolutionary biologist, ornithologist and science writer. I write a science blog for the Guardian and another one for Nature. My writing focuses on the interface between evolution, ethology and ecology, especially (but not always) in birds. I write a popular science blog that is hosted by the Guardian and another hosted by Spektrum/Nature Network. I also research and write for the Seattle-based Bird Note Radio, and was a judge for the 2014 Guardian/Wellcome Trust popular science writing competition.

As a judge who helped select the 2013 Royal Society Young People's Book Prize shortlist, I also have a deep passion for good books, especially good science books, which I review with some regularity. I am a former member of the ScienceBlogs (now defunct) community and a former guest writer for BirdingBlogs (now defunct). 

Social progressive, politically liberal, lacking the credulity necessary to believe in invisible or supernatural life forms, in the benevolence of large corporations or in the humanity of humans. I am a Ravenclaw. 

NOTE: I rarely respond to people on G+; twitter and email are more than enough to keep me busy!


Blogs:

GrrlScientist (hosted by The Guardian)
Maniraptora (hosted by Nature Publishing Group)
Birding Blogs (index of my guest pieces)

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i can fix broken butterfly wings without harming the butterfly
Education
  • University of Washington
    Zoology/Ornithology (PhD), 1995 - 2002
  • University of Washington
    Microbiology & Immunology
    Special fcous: Virology
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