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1. This is a Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis.

One of the over 2,400 Mantis species.

This starts an interesting thread with some great mantis videos.

Stay tuned.

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#insects #nature #wildlife #mantis #NaturePhotography #science #photography #videos

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3/11. If you see an insect with a triangular head, bulging eyes, sitting upright with arms folded like in prayer, it is likely a ‘praying’ mantis.

Here is an example. It is not praying, but eating a bumblebee.

#bees #mantises #insectphotography

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Eric Dollard ‘the sun is a projection of its source’ pt1 of 4
#Sun #Earth #Moon #Tides #EricDolard #science #Truth #cosmos #solar #EricDollard #RobertFoster #universe #WilhelmReich
Eric Dollard ‘the sun is a projection of its source’ pt2of 4
#Sun #Earth #Moon #Tides #EricDolard #science #Truth #cosmos #solar #EricDollard #RobertFoster #universe #WilhelmReich
Eric Dollard ‘the sun is a projection of its source’ pt3 of 4
#Sun #Earth #Moon #Tides #EricDolard #science #Truth #cosmos #solar #EricDollard #RobertFoster #universe #WilhelmReich
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1. I took this photo yesterday during a beautiful sunrise while driving early in the morning from my village to Rotterdam. You can see one of the wind turbines in the eye of the rising sun.

This starts a thread about wind turbines 🧵

2. The Netherlands has a reputation as a country of windmills to mill grain or pump water, and we still have some 1,100 of the classic types.

But the Dutch were not the first to harness the wind: Ancient Babylonians started some 4,000 years ago.


3. At the end of the 19th century, modern wind power was first developed in Denmark, where the first horizontal-axis wind turbines were created in 1891, and a 22.8-meter wind turbine began operation in 1897.

#wind #energy #renewables #solar…
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It's been almost three weeks.

All the replies and quote tweets calling these games superspreader events.

Surely the data should be pouring in by now if these people weren't wrong EVERY. SINGLE. TIME, right?
I await the follow-up: "Turns out, No."
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I'm disappointed & sad that people seem to be fine with ANY death due to COVID-19. There is no justification in not protecting our kids or anyone, from dying of #Covid_19. Least of all, not being vaccinated. #CovidVaccines that have been proven to be effective & safe. 🧵👇🏽 1/
Side effects of the #CovidVaccines are minimal and the benefits to getting vaccinated, far outweigh risks.
The benefits to vaccination include: REDUCTION in transmission, SIGNIFICANT reduction in severe illness & death due to #Covid_19. 2/ #publichealth
Please read this post by Unambiguous Science (@SabiVM) which addresses the sad situation & reality that 1 in 4 children who die from #Covid_19 do not have underlying health conditions. Additionally, absolutely no death in any child is justifiable.3/ #scicomm #science
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Niveles elevados de glucosa en sangre (hiperglucemia) en pacientes con #COVID19

Abro 🧵👇🏼


#SARSCoV2 #Diabetes #Glucose
Primero algunos (4) conceptos:

1️⃣ Insulina

Es una pequeña proteína producida por el páncreas. Le indica a nuestras células que deben absorber la glucosa que les llega a través del torrente sanguíneo


#Insulin #pancreas #metabolism

La adiponectina es una hormona producida por las células que almacenan la grasa (adipocitos), tiene dos funciones principales: hacer que las células sean más sensibles ante la insulina, y...


#FatTissue #Endocrinology #Hormones
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Just found this on Google Scholar. Will look thru on better brain day:

OSF Preprints | Broken Connections: The Evidence for Neuroglial Failure in ME/CFS #MECFS #pwME
"...identified the CNS neuroglia - microglia & astroglia - as the one functional unit in the human body which may best explain all & any of the clinical and pathological features, dysfunctions and observations described for ME/CFS...this points to neuroinflammation..." /2
"Of note, this is not a unifying theory about the etiology, the triggers or the inception process of ME/CFS. This approach is focused solely on finding the final pathogenetic pathway(s) which may underlie the clinical manifestations of ME/CFS." /3
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I like this pro-choice sign at ⁦@FlyYQR⁩. What a relief from the bio-medical security state and its endless scolding and snitching.
I spoke too soon.
But 100 feet later, it’s fine again. This is one finicky virus. #science.
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Hey folks, given all the drama over #HuntingAtlantis I thought I would clarify a few points about the scientific technology used in the show by @jessphoenix2018 . So I give you:

The ‘Science’ of #HuntingAtlantis Part 1: Science Machines and Make-Believe
That ray-gun that @jessphoenix2018 brings out sometimes is called a Portable X-Ray Fluorescence device, or a pXRF for short. The machine shoots x-rays at your chosen target, and reads the energy which comes back in order to determine what elements it’s looking at
This technology is heavily used by geologists and archaeologists alike (and definitely by geoarchaeologists like yours truly). It can help identify ancient paints and pigments, to analyse soils, and even to source some stone like obsidian. And it looks like a phaser!
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For the return of the #UNMBioblog after our year hiatus, I chose to write about the negative consequences for cats, humans, and #wildlife when we allow #cats to roam freely. I couldn't help myself with the punny title.…
I was inspired to write this blog after I witnessed my neighbor's outdoor pet #cat killed a #bird under my feeder. A heated argument ensued. I know nothing has changed because I still scare him out of my backyard. I've counted 9 different cats in my backyard, here is one
I am a paradoxical #catlover, which stems from my #science & #ornithology career. I know how cute it is for my own #cat to frolic in flowers but I understand how dangerous it is for #cats, human #health, & #wildlife when cats roam #CatsOfTwitter #Caturday #catsofinstagram
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In the theory of #specialRelativity, time (t) and the well-known spatial coordinates (x, y, z) are all treated equally. Just as particles can have physical quantities in space such as position, velocity, momentum, acceleration, etc.
Particles can also have a component of these quantities along the time axis. Indeed everything we see is moving all the time, even the stationary bodies. Stationary bodies are stationary in space (with respect to us only), but they move all the time along the time axis.
Since time can't be separated from our measurement of the universe, how can we visualize that new axis? We live in a 3D space and our minds aren't capable of realizing extra dimensions, hence there's no way to depict the 4 dimensions all at once.
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1/77: #Science and neutral reporting are increasingly being oppressed. This is only possible as we find ourselves in a continuous state of #fear. In this ⬇️thread⬇️Dr. Simon (follow him: explains how this could have happened and what the consequences are.
2/: If scientists and politicians had to display their sponsors publicly, those currently in the spotlight would most likely look like these astronauts, who are misleading the public by attributing doomsday potential to the virus. #ToTheMoon
3/: I am writing this thread as I am very annoyed that all 'conspiracy theories' are becoming a reality, and it seems like there are just a handful of people who are pulling strings. In my perception, it’s a setup with hardly any powerful antagonists.
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How to Become a #Programmer: The Timeless Guide

(With No Degrees or Experience)

PART 1: Learn the #Trade
In two years I went from unemployed sociology graduate to well-paid programmer at a unicorn startup. I started from zero. I didn't have to get a degree, do an internship or pay for expensive certifications. Here’s how you can do it too 👇
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this #episode was a real pleasure!

Valentine Delrue @valentinedelrue & Sean Devine from @jtrialerror talking about their journal & project to make #science less fragmented, more open, honest & transparent. 22mins; links below...

#scicomm #journal #OpenScience #errorbarpodcast
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The #GreenNewDeal will prevent extreme weather. Once we stop burning coal for electricity but burn even more of it to make solar panels, and then burn fossil fuels to move those solar panels to fields where we've chopped down all the trees, we will solve the problem. #Science
Once we stop using fossil fuels for electricity but use them in chinese slave mines to get the materials to make wind turbines which have an 8 year lifespan we will solve the problem. All it takes is a belief in science.
We must keep fossil fuels in the ground. Also none of the "green" energy products can be made without them. But that's good fossil fuels. And they don't have emissions. Or they do, but they are good emission because they make solar panels which are good. #SCIENCE
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1/🧵 “Live every day like you have a terminal illness.”

The most important thing I learned @ISICEM, after 3 ✈️ & 4,400 miles to Belgium for this huge meeting of #COVID ICU doctors, had nothing to do w science.

The iconic @JRandallCurtis1 taught me…(pic & story shared w perm) Image
2/ My friend of 25 years opened his lecture on End-of-Life with, “I have a disclosure of sorts. I’ve been diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease), so this will probably be the last time I lecture at this meeting.”

Then he asked us to PAUSE. Image
3/ Talk about a Frame Shift.

I already knew, but it all hit me like a thunderbolt⚡️. The Father of ICU EOL #PalliativeCare research & former president of @atscommunity had just told us all that he has a fatal illness, and we could hear it in his speech pattern.
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(1/21) On November 6, 1965, the U.S. agreed with Cuba to airlift Cubans to the United States.

In the next eight years, around 300,000 Cubans took advantage of this program and left for the country that had played a central role in its domestic politics for a long time. 🧵

(2/21) On that very same day, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's science advisory committee sent him a report entitled Restoring the Quality of Our Environment. 

Summarized in one line: a warning that burning fossil fuels will change the climate.

#science #climatechange 🧵

(3/21) Although the report correctly warned about the increase of carbon dioxide, it noted that it would take a few more years before climate models could reasonably project future global surface temperature changes.
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1/ The darkest tyrannies in history commonly treat those under them as mere human cattle. They act to sunder that most precious bond of a parent's care for their offspring & render the family a mere breeding unit.

This violates all ethical & religious precepts.
2/ Since barely afflicted there is NO science behind this (quite the converse given evidence that children may help boost adult immunity in the households they share), but even "#science" is NOT the point.
This is a totalitarian outrage which no-one with any morality can condone.
3/ To be forced by the state to submit our precious little ones to this insane medical experiment in a desperate attempt to make up for its obvious shortcomings and so to spare its political enablers recrimination or embarrassment is beyond abhorrent.

#NHS #schoolreopening #mRNA
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One last thread on the origins of #SARSCoV2 before the upcoming publication of the US intelligence report. First of all, there are two things that might be even more important than the origin itself: research ethics and scientific debate. 1/
Since the beginning, some scientists working in Chinese institutions haven't been fully transparent. The history of #RaTG13 and the issues with its sequencing data, the miners pneumonia, the missing database, the pangolin CoV data. Hiding info, playing with words. Bad science. 2/
The second thing that I didn't like was the suppression of an open dialogue between scientists, which lasted for several months. Now it's easier for scientists to freely talk about the different scenarios, but do you remember how difficult it was one year ago? 3/
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Because I believe bay leaves to be a fiction, and people who use them are bay shills, in the pocket of Big Bay, I am conducting a blinded Bolognese experiment. Results as and when they happen. #Science
For the new followers, this, plus film stuff, comics, lots of genetics, eugenics and race pseudoscience, dog pics and general snark on grifters, is fairly typical twitter.
Poll: Bay leaves are
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Taronga Wildlife Hospital cares for rescued marine turtles, prior to their release back to the wild. Preliminary satellite tracking data from rehabilitated #turtles indicate certain sites along the #NSW coast may be important foraging & resting grounds. #ScienceWeek
Taronga scientists Dr Jo Day & Dr Phoebe Meagher are working in collaboration with Bioplatforms Australia, Griffith Uni, Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, Australian Seabird Rescue, Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, to understand marine #turtle movement & habitat use in #NSW
The team are currently identifying the nesting stock origin of green #turtles found in NSW waters using #DNA. Stable isotope analysis then identifies key foraging sites in #NSW. Collectively, their collaborative #science informs direct #ConservationManagement.
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Taronga scientists also manage the Australian #Shark Attack File (ASAF). This long-term database & resource provides valuable insights on incidents and the effectiveness of possible deterrents. #ScienceWeek….
Research using ASAF data led by Laura Ryan with Taronga’s Dr David Slip, Macquarie University, DPI and UNSW scientists, generated predictive models for #shark attacks in Australian waters based on environmental conditions. .…
This paper identified rainfall & sea surface temperature anomaly as key predictors, and is of great value in designing a potential warning system platform that can allow water users to make more informed decisions before entering the water.
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Some short-sighted people think that the reason why Islam and Muslims lag behind is because they do not practice worldly knowledge science, in fact it is a reflection of their short-sightedness and their limited ideas about Islam and the history of Islam. Or is it the...1/17
ultimate manifestation of their defeatist mentality or a worn-out speaker who is mentally disturbed in the face of materialism?

The reality is that Islam and Muslims are lagging behind, or in other words, the reason why Muslims are falling from the seat of supremacy is....2/17
that they have deviated from the basic tenets of Islam. Because, like other religions, Islam has not come to change the specific aspects of human life, but Islam wants a complete and complete change in human life. When Islam and Muslims fully implement the basic ideals and...3/17
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