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"We evolved to be physically active. But most of us avoid physical activity."

The Active Grandparents Hypothesis

Daniel Lieberman, @Harvard

SFI Colloquium, streaming now:
"We evolved from #apes and apes are couch potatoes."

Daniel Lieberman, @Harvard

SFI Colloquium, streaming now:


#evolution #hominin #anthropology #physiology
"Your average hunter-gatherer walks from New York to LA every year."

Daniel Lieberman, @Harvard

SFI Colloquium, streaming now:
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Diet news that presents ever-changing and sometimes contradictory advice creates the impression that #nutrition scientists constantly change their minds.

How can newsreaders better navigate the difficult landscape of #diet news? Here are five useful steps and resources.👇 1/7
Check out these 10 red flags to identify misleading diet claims by @ColoradoStateU, including:

- non-scientific testimonials
- lists of “good” & “bad” #foods
- recommendations based on one study
- simplistic conclusions drawn from a complex study

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➡️extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/nu… Image
A @HarvardChanSPH guide encourages readers to put #HealthNews into context by asking 7 questions, including:

- How does the study fit into the body of evidence on a topic?
- How large was its sample size?
- Was it done on #animals or humans?

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❗❗❗ TAKE ACTION FOR ANIMALS, MOTHER EARTH & HUMANS:

1.➤Take Action for the Earth and Indigenous Peoples!

➡️ amazonwatch.org/take-action

PETITIONS by @amazonwatch

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#nature #amazon #rainforest #INDIGENOUS #action #petition #MotherEarth #Earth #wildlife #animals Image
❗❗❗ SIGN & SHARE PETITIONS ❗❗❗

2. ➤Action Alerts by @peta :

➡️ peta.org/action/action-…

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#Animals #AnimalRights #Peta #GoVegan #animallovers #TakeAction #Petitions #Earthlings Image
❗❗❗ SIGN & SHARE PETITIONS ❗❗❗

3. ➤ Petitions for rainforest protection:

➡️rainforest-rescue.org/petitions

by @RainforestResq / @RettetRegenwald / @sauvonslaforet

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#Rainforest #Amazon #Nature #Earth #Wildlife #petition #TakeAction #animals #GoVegan Image
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When was the last time you noticed an animal looking at you? For me, this happens all the time and I love seeing what personalities the animals have. Throughout our history the way that we have viewed animals has constantly changed #cumbriawildlifemedia
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For example, the French Philosopher Descartes stated that animals were merely machines, but then a couple hundred years later Darwin stepped in and completely changed this idea by theorising that animals can think and make their own decisions (but without language).
We are now in an era where we have conducted lots of scientific research and now know that animals are able to communicate with one another and have higher intelligence than any of our ancestors deemed possible. However, we still think that we are more evolved and more important.
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A veces, un tren que descarrila continúa un trecho por pura inercia hasta que da con un obstáculo y vuelca.

A principios de los 80, el tren era Pink Floyd. Y el obstáculo fue la gira del Muro.

Hoy, en #LahistorietaMusical, The Wall: historia de una separación. Image
Lo cierto es que suelo cambiar de tema entre hilo e hilo, pero muchos me habéis preguntado por El Muro y por la separación de la banda (al menos de su formación clásica).

Aviso: si el hilo anterior era una especie de "Cuenta conmigo", este es más bien "Kramer contra Kramer". 😅 ImageImage
Después del éxito de "Wish you were here", Pink Floyd editaron un disco mayúsculo y sobresaliente y quizás eclipsado por lo de antes ("Dark Side..." y "Wish you were...") y por lo que vendría después. Este disco fue el "Animals", de 1977.
#PinkFloyd #Animals Image
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Hoy voy a hablaros de un disco que suena a despedida. A homenaje. Pero la persona a la que estaba dedicado no había fallecido: solo había dejado de ser quien era.

Hoy vamos a hablar de amistad, de pérdida y de abismos.

Hoy, en @HistorietaLa , Pink Floyd y Wish you were here.
Es el 5 de junio de 1975 y Pink Floyd está mezclando su noveno disco. David Gilmour acaba de casarse esa misma mañana, pero no importa. Ahí está con los demás en el estudio y es que el disco está siendo de los más complejos de la banda.
#PinkFloyd #Wishyouwerehere
Entre otras cosas por un doble choque: de conceptos y de egos, y ambos entre Roger Waters, bajista y líder de la banda, y David Gilmour, guitarrista... y futuro líder de la banda. David quiere un disco; Waters, una obra. Esta tensión será una constante hasta El Muro.
#PinkFloyd
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1/ This #Ukraine Resources doc has info for accommodation, transport, medical, #MentalHealth, #animals, immigration, emergency hotlines, legal help, disability evac help, children... and much more.

It's useful for both refugees & helpers.

#DAT #DHOU
docs.google.com/document/d/1w5… Image
2/ #Ukraine Resources doc Table of Contents

You can leave a comment if you have suggestions on the doc, or contact us in a variety of ways. You are also welcome to submit other resources/information.

Your input is welcome!

#UkraineUnderAttack #DAT #DHOU ImageImageImage
1/ A Guide For #Ukrainians Fleeing To #Poland From #Ukraine.

Go here: docs.google.com/document/d/1vF… Image
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1/🧵Russia's invasion of Ukraine has prompted a massive humanitarian crisis. For many the feeling of helplessness is overwhelming 💔.

Here are some great ways to help (some not even requiring any money).

Please retweet & share 🇺🇦🌻💙💛#Ukraine #StandWithUkraine #HelpUkraine Image
2/🧵Ways to help include donating to Ukraine via a registered charitable organization, donating money /goods / points / miles, fundraising, volunteering, attending rallies, contacting MPs, fighting disinformation online, etc. 🇺🇦💪#Ukraine #HelpUkraine
3/🧵Money is still the most effective gift.

Most charities prefer donations of cash due to issues with donated goods (logistical hurdles, custom regulations, transport costs, lacking capacity of nonprofit teams to sort the goods, carbon footprint, etc.). 💲🇺🇦#GiveMoney #Ukraine Image
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This 12(!) car #train arrived at #budapestnyugati from #záhony at the #Ukrainian #border this afternoon, it was a special train for the #Ukrainianrefugees fleeing the #WARINUKRAINE

And I have to say that I am positively surprised by how much help is happening in Eastern Europe!
And to put it in context, the "normal" train back to Zahony had 5 cars...
This is at the #keleti station in Budapest, normally this hall is completely empty, now it full with stands and people who #HelpUkrainianRefugees
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Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all the powerful women fighting to make the world a kinder, more #sustainable place each day.

In honor of @womensday, here are a few pieces written by amazing women of various backgrounds—journalists, investigators, doctors, and beyond. Image
Cows don't just naturally make #milk but must be impregnated and give birth in order for lactation to occur, and calves must be routinely removed for that milk to be rerouted for human consumption.

@JessLReid explores cruelty in the #dairy industry:
sentientmedia.org/the-cruelest-p…
On September 21, 2021, thousands of #dolphins were killed in the Faroe Islands.

Former @seashepherd crew member and current Head of Investigations at @vivacampaigns, @lexrigby reflects on the tragedy: sentientmedia.org/the-uk-must-cu…
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At Sentient Media, we stand with Ukrainians defending their homes, lives, and democracy, including #animal advocates and organizations in #Ukraine.

Here are some of the ways you can support humans and animals impacted by the #RussianUkrainianWar. 👇1/7
sentientmedia.org/russo-ukrainia…
Countries close to #Ukraine have relaxed entry requirements for people fleeing with companion #animals from the #RussianUkrainianWar.

Help by sharing this information far and wide to avoid animals being left behind. @gerardofortuna reports @EURACTIV. 2/7
euractiv.com/section/health…
The #RussianUkrainianWar also impacts farmed animals living in shelters and #animal advocates committed to protecting them.

Farm sanctuary Shelter Ugolyok currently faces dwindling supplies and needs funds to continue feeding rescue #animals. 3/7
patreon.com/ShelterUgolyok
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As always, context matters! This only applies to Australian Humpback whales. Other populations are still listed as #endangered by the USA & all are in @CITES Appendix I. The @IUCNRedList assessed Humpback whales as a Least Concern species for #conservation abc.net.au/news/2022-02-2…
I also find this interesting because I often see people who study #conservation & #WildlifeTrade argue that CITES and US Endangered Species Act listings should all mirror the IUCN Red List assessments. But I doubt the same people would agree when it means removing protections...
Necessary Reminder: Each of these 3 systems are independent processes because each serves a unique purpose. They can overlap & feed into one another, but to assume they should always agree is to misunderstand the policies & processes they represent #WildlifeTrade #ScienceTwitter
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"The @KyivIndependent recently did a spotlight on many different charities across #Ukraine."

▪Charities that help the war effort, children, elderly, animals... for blood donation and more.

All are linked in post. Please RT.

#UkraineWar #UkraineInvasion
reddit.com/r/ukraine/comm…
This list was published by Forbes Magazine

10 Ways To Help The People Of Ukraine Right Now via @Forbes forbes.com/sites/gabbysha…
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Science should never rest on its findings nor thwart any other opinions.

We grow by challenging science

Where would we be w/out challenging the scientific status quo🤔

Let's remind ourselves of a few things science believed + #imagine where we would be if left unchallenged.
1. Samuel Cartwright
The "slavery scientist" as they called him insisted on MANY false beliefs to further the "status quo" narrative of slavery, including slaves were #animals and to stop them from running away one should torture them and confuse them constantly.
2. Ice Pick Lobotomies
Dr. Freeman committed 3500+ Lobotomies w/ a 14% fatality rate. Many left crippled or in a vegetative state forever. This was even done to children for hyperactive behavior or low IQ.

Including JFKs little sister Rosemary.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/30/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/11/30/dai…
Manatee death rate spikes to highest number in nearly 50 years

fox13news.com/news/florida-r…

#manatees #DeathRate
Brilliant GIF shows how Humans, Birds and Insects Breathe

zmescience.com/science/biolog…

#GraphicVisualization #breathing #animals
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Growing up, I struggled in my relationships with other kids my age.
When I did hang out with other kids, they were often older or younger than me, additionally, my relationships were often very superficial, because, even when I wanted to, I didn’t understand how to get close to others or let people in.
For many years, as a preteen and a teenager, my best friends were our family cat and my dog, Ripley.
When I struggled to bond with others around me (even my family and caregivers) animals always were as kind to me as I was to them - like a mirror reflection back on me.
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1. The world's oldest known wild bird is a Laysan Albatros.

She is called Wisdom, because of her age and surviving many current threads like fish-lines, climate change, and plastic pollution. 

This is her. Isn’t she beautiful?

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2. While I work on this thread (with more albatrosses videos), you could subscribe for The Planet newsletter.

You will like it if you are interested in #nature and #wildlife.

🧵This thread continues

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3. Wisdom was probably born around 1951. Five years later, in 1956, the young albatross, got a red ankle band with the number Z333.

By now, that albatross, Wisdom, has become famous as the world's oldest known wild bird. 

#birds #nature #wildlife
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#Wildlife | 18 hilarious winners of this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

@ComedyWildlife

#wildlifephotography #nature #animals
@ComedyWildlife Highly Commended: Andy Parkinson captured two bear cubs play-fighting in "Let's Dance."

@ComedyWildlife

#wildlifephotography #nature #animals
@ComedyWildlife Highly Commended: A mudskipper appears to have an audience in "See Who Jumps High" by Chu Han Lin.

@ComedyWildlife

#wildlifephotography #nature #animals
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The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear,
others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so. If there ever is a time of plenty,
this very fact will automatically lead to an increase in the population until the natural state of starvation and misery is restored. In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt,
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1. Starting COP26 on Halloween, a festival for the dead, doesn't give much hope.

➡️ RT

🧵 The start of a thread on #history, #Halloween, #leadership, #nature, #climate, and #COP26 Image
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2. Traditions can alienate you if you don't feel part of it. So in my efforts to blend in with the Canadians, I searched the internet to explain #Halloween and found that we have to go back into history as I so often do in The Planet newsletter.

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3. There was not much of #Halloween celebration in colonial New England, where rigid Protestant beliefs prevented frivolously celebrating, especially of traditions with some doubtful pre-Christian fingerprints all over it.

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"HARROWING images have revealed the true horror of Indonesia's dog meat trade where pups are hung from hooks and slaughtered."

#DogMeatTrade #AnimalCruelty #Dogs #Animals
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"According to the charity, tens of thousands of dogs every month are taken from the streets and illegally transported to many parts of Indonesia.
Some of the dogs who make this horrific journey die from heatstroke, dehydration or injuries sustained during the capture."
"But the horror is just beginning for those who manage to survive the brutal conditions as they are then taken to the slaughterhouse.
Sickening pictures show puppies strung up by their legs after they were beaten by their captors."
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1/… Sorry for disturbing you buddy! We’ll leave you alone now! 😂

A thread about spiders. 🧵

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#wildlife #spider #nature #Australia  #animals MT @jodirowley
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2. When male jumping spiders flirt with females, they risk losing their lives.

This is a mating dance, but she is not interested and he escapes with his life, because often females will eat their lover after sex.

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📹: EstradaWildPhotography

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3. Read about nature in The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of nature, or threats like climate change.

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1. Suppose an alien spaceship will land on earth next week.

After many light-years of travel through space, some friendly little green creatures decide to get out and stretch their legs on our planet.

What would they report home?

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2. I guess their first description would be ecstatic.

Hidden in the fast, cold, and dark universe, they discovered a blue planet that brims with an incredible diversity of life, aided by ideal living conditions.

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#nature #life
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3. But:

Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has lost 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants.

Of all the mammals on earth, 96% are livestock and humans, while only 4% are wild mammals.

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#wildlife #biodiversity #climatecrisis
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1. I love this one. It is so cute 🐘 😊

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#animals #elephants #cute #video

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2. If you love animals, you will love to read The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of #nature, #wildlife, or threats like #climate change.

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#environment
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3. Not my kind of pet, but they all seem to be happy in this video. 🦎

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#lizard #pets #animals #nature
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