Nope o’clock: Wildlife changing their activity patterns to avoid humans

Do you get your groceries at 2am? Excluding shift workers, for most of us, that’s a time of day when our heads are comfortably resting on our pillows. But if there were some danger during the daylight hours, we’d likely shift our activity patterns to the nighttime to avoid that danger. It turns out that... Continue Reading →

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The House That Termites Built

Eastgate Centre in Harrare, Zimbabwe Eastgate Centre is a large shopping mall and office center. It stands in the heart of the business district in Harare, the most populous city in Zimbabwe, Africa.It's a very big building, occupying half a city block. The interior is elegant and modern, with small boutiques on the ground floor and a large interior space with cool fountains, hanging catwalks and steel pillars straight out of a science fiction movie.Interior atrium…

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A new isopod: Stenasellus tashanicus

Isopods are an order of crustaceans that includes woodlice and their relatives. Isopods can be found in the sea, in fresh water, or on land. There are over 10000 known species of isopods in the world and they conquered most environments.There are quite a few isopods that are found in subterranean waters, cave-dwellers that are specifically adapted to life in this environment. The new species was found in a cave in Iran. Consequently it was…

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#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob

Ever seen anything in relation to the hashtag #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob? If not you should check out Twitter or search for it on Google because it really shows some ridiculously funny photos that exhibit some of the worst stereotypes people have when thinking about other's jobs. Especially the perception of what scientists do is almost tragic. I thought its a good idea to show a few examples including ironic comments by the real scientists. It's funny indeed…

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Biodiversité – 101: Mots-croisés

lebeagle: par Léo Janne Paquin Léo Janne Paquin termine présentement sa maîtrise portant sur l’impact de l’urbanisation des milieux humides. Elle débutera en mai un doctorat encore sous la direction de Monique Poulin (Université Laval) et Stéphanie Pellerin (Université de Montréal) en lien avec l’écologie des milieux naturels urbains. Avez-vous envie d’une pause ? Ces mots-croisés en thème de biodiversité sont la solution parfaite ! #tbt

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