Category Archives: Science

Our Drugs Are NOT as Pure as You Thought

This article, from the Sunday, 17 November 2019, Washington Post, puts the lie to Big Pharma’s claim that we have to pay exhorbitant prices for our drugs in order to assure the perfect purity of “American” drugs: Science A tiny … Continue reading

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Doctors Can’t Do Math

[Frankly, I’m getting a bit impatient with the number and variety of problems in the medical professions that seem to stem directly from the inability — even refusal — to address the self-generated errors that practitioners inflict on patients. At … Continue reading

Posted in Information, Science

How to Increase the Integration of Cuban Science and Technology with the Global Community

[In my experience both working with Cuba in UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook program, and during birding trips to the island, I’ve been greatly impressed by the depth of Cuban expertise in many science and technology fields. There is a major … Continue reading

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Citizen Science: Tools for the Masses in the Digital Age

From the Washington Post — <https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/how-to-find-a-flying-squirrel-citizen-scientists-are-enlisted-to-help-scientists/2016/03/21/6c32ffd2-cb63-11e5-ae11-57b6aeab993f_story.html&gt; “Citizen Science” tools are the kind of projects that the new NatureTech.Solutions grant program will be looking to reward — stay tuned for details. . . . Health & Science How to find a … Continue reading

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Guana Island Research Film Documents “French Grunt” Behaviors in the BVI

Fascinating link from Lianna Jarecki, the coordinator of the well-respected science programs at Guana Island, in the British Virgin Islands. Maybe it’s just the geek in me, but I really think these projects that convey how science is done are … Continue reading

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Climate change causing biggest coral destruction in the Caribbean

Source: Climate change causing biggest coral destruction in the Caribbean

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Conservation Magazine: Science-based Biodiversity Conservation for the Continental USA

The kind of approach to conservation planning that needs to be extended to lots of areas, including multi-island/transnational planning for island areas. From the April edition of Conservation Magazine —  conservationmagazine.org http://conservationmagazine.org/2015/04/the-us-could-save-its-unique-wildlife-by-protecting-9-areas/ The US Could Save its Unique Wildlife by … Continue reading

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