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Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 2/23-3/1

6 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!   Lecture – The ABC’s Of Shark Research: Attacks, Biology And Conservation By Glenn … Continue reading ?

Treading a Fine Line between Trade and Conservation to Fight Biopiracy

How can species-rich nations protect their natural wealth and local knowledge when commercial companies come knocking for biological resources to develop crops, cures and cosmetics? A global treaty may have the answer.

A marine biologist went to Davos...

The author, getting up to speed in Davos. World Economic Forum By Alex Rogers, Professor of Conservation Biology at University of Oxford read more

Liberal scum! Conservatives freak out after Arizona biology professor pokes fun at creationism

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A biology professor at Arizona State University is under attack for an image he showed in class that compared creationism to magic. The conservative group Campus Reform, which targets educators it perceives to have a liberal bias, reported last week that professor Christofer Bang showed the image...

The Conservation Biology Divide

Conservation biologists are currently in another civil war over the meaning of the field. In short, should conservation be concerned more with humans or should it be concerned more with biodiversity? I find these conversations frustrating because they are so either/or. In other words, they reflect the larger debate among environmentalists over the past several […]

Conservation Groups Launch Lawsuit to Protect Montana Grayling

3 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Photo credit: USFWS The Center for Biological Diversity, Western Watersheds Project, Butte resident Pat Munday and former Montana fishing guide George Wuerthner today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's latest decision to deny protection to a unique population of Arctic grayling in Montana. Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow trolls anti-science Tea Party school board members in the best way possible

The MSNBC host finds a brilliant way to stop Arizona conservatives from censoring biology textbook

Conservative School Board Members in Arizona Don’t Want Students to See This Page in Their Honors Biology Textbooks

The board members of the Gilbert Public Schools in Arizona voted 3-2 last week to remove a page from an honors biology textbook because it contains information about birth control and abortion.Sure, it says "Complete abstinence (avoiding...Show More Summary

Here's the page from the biology textbook that Arizona conservatives tore out

4 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

Here's the page containing true facts that Republican senators and conservative religious leaders from Gilbert Arizona ordered to be torn out of all copies of a textbook for high school honors biology students. I wonder if teachers will be fired for sharing the URL?

Your brain’s response to a gross photo can reveal your political leanings

4 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Conservatives and liberals experience different brain activity when looking at images they find disgusting, according to a new study. The researchers, whose work will be presented in an upcoming issue of Current Biology, report thatShow More Summary

Liberal or conservative? How your brain reacts to disgusting images reveals your political affiliation

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Scientists can accurately predict whether a subject is left-wing tree-hugger or a right-wing gun-toter based on how their brains respond to certain images, a new study in Current Biology has found....

Conservatives Falsely Blame Undocumented Children For Deadly Enterovirus

Right-wing media are falsely blaming the recent surge of undocumented children from Central America for spreading a deadly strain of the enterovirus. Conservatives are claiming the children are a form of "biological warfare" and President...Show More Summary

Brooks: Smelling Liberal, Thinking Conservative

Arthur C. Brooks in the New York Times writes of taking the liberal/conservative smell test. Social scientists from Brown, Harvard and Penn State recently conducted an unusual study. Seeking to examine the biological cues that influence attraction, the researchers taped gauze pads to the skin of 20 subjects, retrieved them 24 hours later, and kept [...]

Species Disappearing 1,000 Times Faster than Pre-Human Times, New Study

The imminent sixth mass extinction that scientists recently predicted may be upon us faster than previously thought based on new predictions. A new study, which appeared in the journal Conservation Biology, shows species are disappearing at about 1,000 times

Tigers, pandas and people a recipe for conservation insight

"For people interested in wildlife research and conservation, there's an increasing awareness of the need to go beyond biology and ecology to incorporate insights from various other disciplines, like social psychology and economics. We know it's important, and now we're saying "here's a good way to do it,'" Carter said. Show More Summary

Breast Conserving Therapy Shows Survival Benefit Compared to Mastectomy in Early-Stage Patients with Hormone Receptor Positive Disease

When factoring in what is now known about breast cancer biology and heterogeneity, breast conserving therapy (BCT) may offer a greater survival benefit over mastectomy to women with early stage, hormone-receptor positive disease, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Breast conserving therapy shows survival benefit compared to mastectomy in early-stage patients

When factoring in what is now known about breast cancer biology and heterogeneity, breast conserving therapy (BCT) may offer a greater survival benefit over mastectomy to women with early stage, hormone-receptor positive disease, according...Show More Summary

Smithsonian National Zoo Says Goodbye to Shama the Red Panda

A moment of silence for Shama, the red panda The cute and cuddly 7-year-old tree dweller lived at the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, where she was battling a neurological disorder that was discovered...Show More Summary

National Zoo Red Panda Shama Dies

The red panda was euthanized Saturday at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia. [ more › ]

Getty Conversation Institute Partners with Salk Institute to conserve Louis Kahn masterpiece

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

Completed in 1965, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, is one of famed architect Louis I. Kahn?s finest works, and an international icon of modern architecture. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific...Show More Summary

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