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ALIEN INVASION -Species Spread Across the Globe for the Last 500 Years

Non-native species don't always cause damage in new areas that they colonize. However, if and when they do, they could potentially cause billions of dollars of damage. Invasive species have also been linked to the decline of four in every 10 endangered or threatened species in the United States.

Real Life Pokemon of Singapore - Sean Yap

Besides otters, Singapore has plenty of wildlife to look out for instead of virtual cartoons. Sean Yap, a student at NUS, started the Real Life Pokemon of Singapore page to show the cooler and real life versions of Pokemon characters. Here are some of my favourites:

Citizen Science @ Bern

Some familiar faces from Europe, cool "meeting" Hackteria friends :)

Going beyond the “ecological turn” in the humanities

Not just the humanities but also in 2017, a prestigious science journal giving attention to Ecology with a new journal (but sharing the spot with Evolution).: https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/nature-to-launch-new-ecology-and-evolution-journal/

Alert: Handful of Biologists Went Rogue and Published Directly to Internet

Written by Amy Harmon, the NYTimes article published yesterday describes the latest in the battle for open access science:

"On Feb. 29, Carol Greider of Johns Hopkins University became the third Nobel Prize laureate biologist in a month to do something long considered taboo among biomedical researchers: She posted a report of her recent discoveries to a publicly accessible website, bioRxiv, before submitting it to a scholarly journal to review for “official’’ publication.

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