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      I blame the writing and research impact advice we get. At least in part. It doesn’t prepare us as well for our relationship with machines as it could. When we’re told to think of “the

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    Ruth Colagiuri is an Hon Associate Professor at the Menzies Centre for Health and School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, New South Wales Australia. Her chief interest is in the interface between NCDs

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    Body mass is probably the most important physiological features for all animals. It corresponds strongly with a range of life features, including metabolic and growth rates, population density, diet and dietary strategy, locomotion style and

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    baboon-495x320False-color image of the fossil baboon Papio angusticeps, from Adams et al. 2015. CC-BY. Yesterday, we started an interview with Justin Adams, senior author on a recent PLOS ONE paper discussing a newly available set of 3D

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    buddha-690x320Understanding how religion informs our attitudes and views on the environment and climate change is a complicated proposition. However, in light of this week’s COP21 talks in Paris, it as an interesting and necessary topic of conversation.

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    image.pcol_.v02.i36.g001_landscapeImage credit: Mikael Miettinen (creative commons license)   By Sasha Wright, Mary Seeburger, and Willa Tsokanis This week I invited my FIT students, Mary Seeburger and Willa Tsokanis, to co-write a piece with me about education, public

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    SurvivorTalk1_eBy Ida Jooste, Internews “The resurgence of Ebola in Liberia in late June 2015, seven weeks after the country had been declared Ebola free, put a spotlight on how the disease is transmitted, and brought the

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    “Survival of the fittest” is one of the most misunderstood terms in biology. Evoking images of physical prowess, it actually refers to an individual inheriting traits that increase the chances of having fertile offspring, such

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    Fig-4From Roman gladiatorial combat to Egyptian animal mummies, capturing and manipulating wild carnivores has long been a way for humans to demonstrate state or individual power. Historians and scientists alike have attempted to determine when

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      The analysis of ecological data can be a difficult endeavor. Ecological data are noisy: some days are windy, some days are hotter than usual, sometimes ants chew through your carefully placed flagging tape, and

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    Source: Imaging Active Cells for Insights, Education and Reward 0000-0001-7318-5892 Effective science communication engages readers through use of multiple formats, from written text to visual images. In recognition of the long-standing importance of microscopy and

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    Last week I had the incredible opportunity to attend the BioWorld Congress on Industrial Biotechnology BioWorld Congress in numbers held in the Palais des congrès of Montréal, Québec from the 23rd to the 26th of