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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/22/2021…
The Corn of the Future Is Hundreds of Years Old and Makes Its Own Mucus…

#CornVarieties, #PlantBreeding, #bacteria, #NaturalFertilizer, #mucus
The Second Great Age of Political Correctness…

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Do you know #elephant family is all women group. Made of #mother, #aunts, #grandmother & all other #ladies. Most of the times Male leave herd early. Kids are looked by all female elephants in herd, all are mothers. Grandmother makes all decision for the family. #Mothersday Image
Obvious that experienced matriarch should lead #elephant family. She has accumulated immense traits/wisdom due to her long life. Which comes handy in long journeys & dangers. Not true for all. In #Zebras pregnant lead the way as she needs more water. #Buffaloes decide mutually. Image
Males keep on joining & leaving herds. Well one of the accepted theory is. That males when they get young are pushed out from the herd/family by dominant female, also called as matriarch. To check the inbreeding. Which only shows elephants are highly intelligent. Image
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Just listened to this podcast & it moved me to tears. I recommend #zebras, those with #complexconditions as well as those w #pain listen. My daughter has been deemed a ‘difficult’ #patient a #noncompliant #patient. Her chart is filled w truly notes that leave #physicians & 1/
other medical professionals biased. In a sense she was ‘difficult’ but 4 good reason. She had been dx at age 1 & had so many failed treatments & procedures. Her #voice often was dismissed bc she was young. As parents our voices were dismissed bc we were parents. 2/
With each failed procedure, with each dismissive action by #physicians she bc more difficult. Add in that she also had pain w her condition. And she knew what worked & this seen as ‘seeking drugs’. She also had a few irregular drug tests - which caused pain meds 3/
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Why do #zebras have stripes? Over the years, PLOS ONE has published a body of research that shines a light on this fascinating question (1/5)
Tim Caro's team at @WFCB_UCDavis tested the hypothesis that stripes make zebras cryptic to predators, but concluded that lions & hyenas might not be able to distinguish stripes at distance, making it unlikely that stripes are anti-predator camouflage (2/5)…
Caro and colleagues then investigated whether stripes might provide protection against biting insects, and showed that stripes defeat visually-guided orienting behaviour in flies (3/5)…
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