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Today, on #TheMisplacedMenagerie -

We report the exotic (for #India) apple #snail, #Pomacea diffusa, also known as the spike topped apple snail, from the #Mumbai region, as part of our ongoing studies on #urbanwildlife, and the #ecology of introduced species, in #India, Mumbai.
The study was officially published in the 'ELA Journal of Forestry and Wildlife' - a peer reviewed #science journal, which is also the official journal of the #Maharashtra State #Forest Department.

Link to paper: researchgate.net/publication/35…

#sciencetwitter #TwitterNatureCommunity
Spiked Topped Apple Snails in #Mumbai (and other parts of #India) are the direct result of the #aquarium trade - either as accidental, or deliberate releases from home aquaria.

#InvasiveSpecies #sciencetwitter #ecology #naturalhistory #urbanwildlife
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My fav animal Octopuses are older than dinosaurs, they have blue blood, and they have three hearts.
Octopuses not only have eight arms, they can also regrow them, so they honestly don’t care too much about losing limbs...
Anyway, octopuses regularly rip off their arms for whatever reason. Some of these floating Cthulhu heads will literally disarm themselves to distract a predator so they can escape. Octopuses don’t even have to worry about nicking an artery,
as they can apparently close it off to reduce blood loss. Octopuses usually sever their limbs by biting them off. Some, however, don’t spit it out later. in octopuses, one of their tentacles is the penis...
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"people are finding animals affected by #masks, gloves, & other #PPE. "The material that is helping us is harming others,"

But it's not. The material is not helping us. It serves as safety blanket, virtue signalling & inescapable reminder to retain #narrative. Nothing more.
When we harm nature, by default, we harm ourselves.

When we protect nature, by default, we protect ourselves.

We are part of nature.

We cry "protect #biodiversity" "protect #nature" - as we contribute to her destruction.

Enough. Just stop.
Nov 9 2019: "Pictures of Greta Thunberg are being used to shame office workers who use single-use plastic." [The Independent]

2020-2021: 6 billion face #masks consumed/discarded each day. Those that refuse are shamed. Demand for plastic has exploded.

#Microplastics #Pollution
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#Nature An exceptional view of phase transitions in non-equilibrium systems nature.com/articles/d4158…
A mathematical approach involving features called exceptional points now solves the far-reaching problem of phase transitions in certain non-equilibrium systems. Image
Exceptional points —locations in the parameter space of a system at which two or more modes of the system coalesce into a single mode— successfully captures the behaviour of non-reciprocal phase transitions. An example is the non-reciprocal interactions between flocking birds.
Another example: materials could be developed that exhibit one-way elasticity — that is, in which mechanical waves propagate undisturbed in one direction, but are totally reflected in the opposite direction. Devices could be engineered to produce coherent phonons.
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IMO #humans are #helpless in front of the #pandemic, but many won’t #learn any #lessons.
Humans will continue to #live as if nothing had happened.
That is more #scarier than one can imagine. Coz if you cannot #improve upon your #past you’re bound to #repeat same #mistake. 1/n
. #Nature will always try to #strike an #equilibrium which humans keep #disturbing.
Majority of the #brunt is faced by #generations who didn’t #commit the #mistake. 2/n
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#Nature Quantum computer based on shuttling trapped ions nature.com/articles/d4158…
A microchip-based quantum computer has been built incorporating an architecture in which calculations are carried out by shuttling atomic ions (with excellent performance and potential scaling up). Image
"Trapped ions have delivered world records in reducing errors that occur in the operation of quantum gates used to carry out calculations, but many demonstrations have not been chip-based or have been accomplished with only 2–15 qubits."
"New prototype microchip-based, trapped-ion quantum computer [is] somewhat reminiscent of the Pac-Man video game: ions hover above the surface of the microchip and are moved along tracks by the adjustment of voltages applied to electrodes located on the chip surface."
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Thursday Day 4 #OfGodAndMe #ThisNunsStory
In the last 2 years at Brighton I drove a Honda 50 CC motor bike and this came with me to ‘London. It wasn’t very fast & I enjoyed the smells of the countryside (can anything beat the smell of a field of flowering beans?) 1/25
London was a very different experience, however in more ways than one. I decided to live at the Chelsea convent of the Daughters of the Cross in Cale Street & while the house was a hostel/home for the elderly I was living with the community. 2/25
And so I became a postulant (seeker) This was very different to my first postulancy, however as I had complete independence. Each weekday morning I travelled on the underground from South Kensington to my school in Mile End in East London 3/25
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1ere partie d'un #ThreadPhoto, résumé de notre ballade ce matin avec @petitesarcelle au (quasi) lever du jour dans le parc Paul Mistral à @VilledeGrenoble .
#Thread
⚠️Clic sur les 📸 pour les voir en format réel 😊
#TwitterNatureCommunity #NaturePhotography #nature #Grenoble
C'était une matinée "étournesque". Cet #Etourneau sansonnet ( Sturnus vulgaris) était en train de se laver en barbotant dans l'eau, pas très loin de nous
#Starling #photography #birds #BirdsSeenIn2021
#birdphotography #TeamOrnitho #ornithology Etourneau sansonnet (Common starling) - Sturnus vulgaris
Du coup Cette petite Merlette (#Merle noir ♀ - Turdus merula) s'y est mise aussi, pour notre plaisir =)
#blackbird #photography #birds #BirdsSeenIn2021
#birdphotography #TeamOrnitho #ornithology
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This week I'll be sharing my story of God at work in my life as part of #OfGodAndMe #ThisNunsStory series. Inevitably its a series of snapshots I have plucked out of my memory album in order to tell my story. At a different time I might well have chosen different snapshots. 1/15
I was a post #war baby born in the leafy suburb of #Sutton to parents who had met in the RAF during the war.I now belong to the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross of Liege (FC) & live in Much Hadham, Herts. 2/15 ImageImage
Dad, a teacher on #sthelier council estate was the son of a Rhondda valley miner who had died at 49 of TB & silicosis. Mum is a Geordie handweaver who drove 3-ton lorries in the war. Her father had been orphaned age 7 when his Dad died of TB. 3/15
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#VirtualDogWalk

Today’s walk was designed to avoid the BH crowds, and it paid off.

It was worth picking our way along a muddy track and crossing a stony dry stream bed.

We didn’t see anyone until we nearly got home.

Blissful!

#DogsOfTwitter
#BorderTerrier
#AutisticJoy

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The last time we walked up into these woods there was still ice on the ground.

Today the sun was winning against a cool breeze and the trees were coming into leaf.

#Springtime
#woodland
#walk

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The silver birches shimmered in the sunshine.

The breeze made the treetops rustle and rattle.

#countryside
#nature
#trees

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#FM144 - Starseed Support Channel for #TerraGroundcrew

#FullMoon Update
02-27-2021

Many people even among the Starseed community have been too busy w/ worldly issues like politics in recent months
This is not only a waste of time, but also energydraining
fm144.blogspot.com/2021/02/full-m…
The #LightForces don't care about #politicians; they don't play any important role
Vladimir #Putin was an exception in the last decade

“Secret History Revealed: Putin Played Critical Role After The Pre-Planned Collapse Of The USSR”
cosmiconvergence.com/2014/12/05/vla…
eventnl.wordpress.com/geheime-geschi…
Another issue is what we perceive as time on the surface of the Earth, for example a time period of a few days, can last whole weeks, months or years on other planets
Outside planets there exists a so-called #StarTime in whose framework the #LightForces operate
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La corrente del golfo, oltre ad essere argomento di dibattito, è molto studiata e monitorata. Una specie di "sorvegliato speciale". I motivi sono molteplici:
1. è la componente nervalgica della grande circolazione oceanica globale e quindi uno dei pilastri del clima. 1/n
2. ha un ruolo fondamentale nella catena trofica e conseguentemente anche nelle attività ittiche.
3. è un importante punto di rifermimento per la navigazione
4. rende il clima dell'area euro-atlantica più mite di quanto lo sarebbe in sua assenza.
Un'importanza che porta la comunità scienfitica a studiarla assiduamente. Negli ultimi giorni ha fatto notizia un articolo pubblicato su #Nature che descrive la corrente del golfo in costante indebolimento. Un indebolimento senza precedenti negli ultimi 1000 anni.
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#Thread #Thiruvannamalai (Annamaliayar) #Temple was built before 1100 years & #architecture of the temple has its contribution frm various #KINGDOM from Cholas, Pandias, Sambuvarayars Posalas, Vijayanagara, Nayaks, Nagarathargal, Cheftains & Zamindars. The Temple
@sattology
possesses more than 1000 statues & 450 stone inscriptions. The temple has more than 100 sannidhis. Various moorthies, bronze statues, paintings, 1000 pillar mahal & gopurams are the specialties of the temple. Temple is very enormous with an area
@IndiaTales7 @desi_thug1
covers around 25 acres & East #Gopuram built by King Krishnadevaraya with a height of 217 ft (11 storeys) is one of the largest Gopuram in India. Temple also consists of vallala Maharaja Gopuram, kili Gopuram. The main deity of Temple is @harshasherni @Itishree001 @pujari_anup
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¿CUÁL ES LA MEJOR VACUNA CONTRA #COVID19? 💉🧬🦠

En México hasta el 21/02/21, se han autorizado 5 vacunas: #Pfizer, #AstraZenaca, #SputnikV, Cansino y Sinovac.

Hoy les hablo de cada una de ellas: mecanismo, eficacia, seguridad, etc, para que tomes la mejor decisión.

Abro hilo
De acuerdo a datos de la @WHO, el #SARSCoV2 ha infectado a + de 110 millones de personas en el mundo, provocando casi 2.5 millones de defunciones 😷🦠⚠️

México 🇲🇽 ocupa el tercer lugar en muertes a nivel mundial 🌎
De ahí que actualmente existan más de 100 distintos tipos de vacunas desarrollándose contra este virus.

Además de las ya mencionadas, existen otras fórmulas que se están utilizando alrededor del mundo tales como #Moderna, #Novovax ó #Johnson & Johnson.
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World Whale Day is an opportunity to join together in raising awareness about these fascinating mammals and their plight.  ⁠⁠
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Did you know Animal Save Movement has a Whale Save Chapter? Reykjavik Whale Save @rvk.whale.save launched in 2018!  ⁠⁠
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“Many of us ask
what can I, as one person, do, but history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something, or does not do something.” ⁠⁠
- Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer ⁠⁠
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Swipe to find out more about them and what you can do to help. ⁠⁠
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#VirtualDogWalk

A walk through the woods with birdsong.

Spring was in the air today.
We were greeted by a bird that sounded like a squeaky wheel.

#DogsOfTwitter
#BorderTerrier
#walking

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We got to a clearing and stopped to take a look around.

Izzy had a good sniff of the air.

#woodland
#winter
#walk
We saw a huge tree with its roots half exposed where the river bank has crumbled away.

I hope it survives.

#DailyExercise
#walking
#river

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Oh hey, my home area of Northern California is trending. It's great place to live, especially if you love #nature, #travel, and #photography...
So, you folks like Northern California #photography? Here, have some more #nature and #travel shots from around the state: Big Sur, Muir Woods, Pinnacles NPS, and Mount Shasta!
Here, have some more Northern California #nature and #travel #photography: Mount Diablo State Park, Cascade Falls in Mill Valley, whale watching a few miles from Moss Landing, and some of the coastline near Pebble Beach.
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We are tought, that two equal charges repel and that their fields never interact, as if they are two completely disconnected field entities.

We are tought that two magnetic poles of equal polarity repel, just like charges do.

Ferrocell shows a different story... they connect!
That's why two equally spinning hurricanes do fuse with each other. Because they attract! Not repel!

We got Electromagnetism all wrong. Everything is connected in these fields, via center point.

The all connecting zero-point symmetry.

Watch, how NASA claims, the center between the two spiraling black holes "was not rendered...".
A yeah, sure a coincidence right?


Two equal spin blackholes fuse.
Two equal spin stormsystems fuse.

But we are left to believe, equal EM polarity is repulsive
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I lost another ferrule off my hiking stick up on the hills today, but it was worth it!
The snow is still really thick and powdery and the sun was bright.

#VirtualDogWalk
#DogsOfTwitter
#BorderTerrier

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I wondered why Izzy was lagging behind instead of pushing on in front like she normally does.

Then I realised it was the depth of the snow. She was doing the sensible thing and following in my footsteps!

#walking
#uksnow
#DailyExercise

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Once the snow got less deep Izzy was back out in front again with a waggy tail.

There’s no doubt about it, Izzy loves going on walks!

3/

#Durham
#February
#PublicFootpath
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1) Lucretius argues for the existence of atoms...in 60 BC:

"Things cannot be created out of nothing or reduced to nothing. You may distrust my words since atoms cannot be seen with your eyes? Think however of all the tiny particles you do not see, but which we know must exist.."
2) "First of all the raging wind that whips the sea, overturns ships and scatters clouds. Sometimes it races across plains in a whirling tornado and knocks flat trees with a furious howl and menacing roar; all invisible particles of wind sweeping the land, sea and clouds..."
3) "Your clothes left by a surf-beaten shore grow damp. The same clothes, spread out in the sun, become dry. But did we see how the water soaked in, or how it departed with the sun's heat? The water must be distributed into tiny particles which the eyes cannot possibly see."
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Putting on my #lunarnewyear vest on top of my sweats & stopping virtually by the #SericaGala2021 to give a hand 👏 to @supchinanews #AnlaCheng & to Dr. Richard Park, Founder & Former CEO, @CityMD & now CEO, #RendrPhysicians—a Serica 2021 #SocialImpact Leadership Award Honoree. 👋 ImageImageImageImage
#Rockefellers on my 🖥. Congrats to legendary philanthropists Susan & David Rockefeller, Serica's 2021 #SocialImpact Legendary Award Honorees! #sericagala2021

A legacy of #China-#US partnership including via the Asian Cultural Council asianculturalcouncil.org/about-acc/what… #family #art #nature ImageImage
Congrats & cheers to all the Serica honorees!
Jane Sun, Dr. Richard Park, Sharon Chan, Susan & David Rockefeller

@supchinanews #sericagala2021 ImageImageImageImage
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#വൃക്ഷായുർവേദം
ആയുർവേദത്തോളം പഴക്കമുള്ള ആയുർവേദത്തിൻ്റെ ഉപശാഖയാണ് വൃക്ഷായുർവേദം. ലഭ്യമായ വിവരങ്ങൾ അനുസരിച്ച് എകദേശം 400 B.C ൽ ശാലിഹോത്രനാണ് വൃക്ഷായുർവേദത്തിൻ്റെ പ്രാമാണിക ഗ്രന്ഥം രചിച്ചത്.
~1
പീന്നീട് സുരപാലൻ വൃക്ഷായുർവേദ കൃതി എകദേശം A.D 1000 നോട് അടുത്ത് രചിച്ചു എന്നാണ് കരുതപ്പെടുന്നത്. സുരപാലൻ്റെ വൃക്ഷായുർവേദത്തിൻ്റെ ഇന്ന് ലഭ്യമായ എക താളിയോല പ്രതി ഓക്സ്ഫോർഡ് സർവകലാശാലയില്ലാണ് സൂക്ഷിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്‌.

~2
എങ്ങനെ സസ്യലതാതികൾ പരിരക്ഷിക്കണമെന്നും, സുഗന്ധമില്ലാത്ത പുഷ്പ്പങ്ങൾക്ക് എങ്ങനെ സുഗന്ധമുണ്ടാക്കാമെന്നും, എത് ഋതുവിലും എങ്ങനെ പുഷ്പങ്ങൾ ഉണ്ടാക്കാമെന്നും, വള്ളി ചെടിയെ എങ്ങനെ മരമാക്കാമെന്നും, വളർച്ച മുരടിച്ചവയെ വളർത്തുവാനും, കീടനിയന്ത്രണം എങ്ങനെ നടത്താമെന്നും ,

~3
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