The Sleep Article For People Who Hate Sleep Articles

This bear gets better sleep than I do. Art by Josée Bisaillon, from our book, The Boreal Forest You know those articles about how we should all be getting more sleep? The ones where the first half is dedicated to telling you all the terrifying things that happen to the sleep deprived, and the second half contains completely obvious advice like “drink less caffeine and watch less TV at night?” How about those social media…

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Where Does The Green Go?

 by Kim WoolcockIt’s autumn where I am, and the leaves are turning. They look like they’re setting themselves on fire before they fall, going out in a blaze of glory. Crispy husks carpet the forest floor, ready to be turned into next year’s nutrients.  Leaves of Acer palmatumsubsp. matsumurae(Koidz) Ogata Photo credit: 松岡明芳I love it, but it also seems extravagant. Why don’t leaves just stay green until they fall?It turns out the trees are being thrifty.…

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#589 Damsels and Dragons

We sit down for a whirlwind tour of the entomological world of dragonflies and damselflies with Evolutionary Biologist Dr Jessica Ware, Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. We get a crash-course in what makes these insects unique, how they fly, their life-cycles, and theories for how they got so colourful. And we talk about the importance of diversity in science and entomology, and how EntoPOC helps by providing POC…

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