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tags: Rosa Blume, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, travel, nature, flowers, image of the day, photography Rosa Blume unter Goldenen Blumen Image: GrrlScientist, 14 July 2010, Frankfurt am Main, Germany [larger view] This pink rose was the only one in a sea of gold roses.

Purpur Clematis

tags: Purpur Clematis, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, travel, nature, flowers, image of the day, photography Purpur Clematis (Clematis species) Image: GrrlScientist, 14 July 2010 [larger view] Some of the lovely purple clematis that are growing at the Vietnamese Restaurant near where I live in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

tags: The Oil Spill’s Unseen Culprits, Victims, health, environment, ecology, pollution, oilspill, BP, acidification, Gulf of Mexico, dispersants, Carl Safina, TEDTalks, TED Talks, streaming video The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it’s bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far…

tags: evolution, biogeography, phylogeography, animals, Here Be Dragons, How the Study of Animal and Plant Distributions Revolutionized Our Views of Life and Earth, Dennis McCarthy, book review I’m happy: another book review of mine was just published, this time, by Science magazine. This book, Here Be Dragons: How the Study of Animal and Plant Distributions…

Kurjenpolvi

tags: Kurjenpolvi, flowers, travel, gardening, Helsingin yliopisto, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day, photography Kurjenpolvi. A red-and-white geranium photographed at Helsingin yliopisto (University of Helsinki) in Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 18 May 2010 [larger view] Canon SX100 IS.

Puna-keltaisia Kukkia

tags: Puna-keltaisia kukkia, flowers, travel, gardening, Helsingin yliopisto, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day, photography Puna-keltaisia kukkia. A red-and-yellow Evening Primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa, photographed at Helsingin yliopisto (University of Helsinki) in Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 18 May 2010 [larger view] Canon SX100 IS.

Purppura Päivänkakkaraa

tags: flowers, Purppura Päivänkakkaraa, travel, Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day, photography Vaaleanpunainen Päivänkakkara. Photographed in the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 18 May 2010 [larger view] Canon SX100 IS.

tags: flowers, Vaaleanpunainen Päivänkakkara, travel, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day, photography Vaaleanpunainen Päivänkakkara. Photographed in the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 18 May 2010 [larger view] Canon SX100 IS.

Keväällä Suomenlinnassa

tags: nature, Keväällä Suomenlinnassa, travel, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day, photography Keväällä Suomenlinnassa. Photographed on the island of Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 20 May 2010 [larger view] Canon SX100 IS. This is one of the last photographs I snapped in Helsinki — I chose to spend my last day in Finland on…

tags: Pay Attention to Penguins, birds, penguins, environment, global warming, ethics, climate change, Dee Boersma, TEDTalks, TED Talks, streaming video Think of penguins as ocean sentinels, says Dee Boersma — they’re on the frontlines of sea change. Sharing stories of penguin life and culture, she suggests that we start listening to what penguins are telling…