Dinosaur Footprints, "Greenwashing" and Linking Brains.

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

There have been a lot of interesting science stories in the media lately, so today I'd like to pick up on 3 of them, albeit very briefly.



"Yellow Dinosaur" by Victoria Neblik | (c) victorianeblik.com


Brain Linkage.

First of these is a piece on PhysicsAstronomy.com's website describing and explaining recent scientific research in which "Neuroscientists have effectively connected a three-way brain connection to let three people share their thoughts – and in this situation, play a Tetris-style game. " 
As the article explains, "The group of scientists [responsible] thinks this wild test could be scaled up to link whole networks of humans" The popular science article on physicsastronomy.com can be found here-

Whilst the original scientific paper is online here- https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.08632

Greenwashing.

The second article of note is a piece about misleading science reportage and so-called "greenwashing" (inaccurate, misleading and/or over-optimistic popular science writing that downplays ecological problems or overstates the acheivements of attemtped solutions)-


https://dgrnewsservice.org/civilization/ecocide/climate-change/greenwash-spin-and-bad-science-reporting/

[Special thanks to Dr Nadia Khuzayim for bringing that to my attention on social media.]

"Green Dinosaur" by Victoria Neblik (incorporating original and public domain elements)


Austrlia, Reptiles and Dinosaurs.

Over the past few weeks, I have been largely preoccupied with producing 2 popular science magazine articles on reptiles as well as two short book chapters on wildlife in Australia. (More on those when I have a publication date/issue number). So, for this reason, stumbling upon this final link in The Guardian during a break from this work seemed rather apposite-


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/feb/14/gigantic-dinosaur-prints-saved-from-queensland-flood.

As the title implies, the article reports newly found dinosaur footprints in Australia.

"Dinosaur News" by Victoria Neblik | victorianeblik.com (incorporating original and public domain elements)


That's all for today. Next post is on Friday.
Victoria

Comments

  1. Australia is a very interesting country with much intriguing wildlife. It seems it also has impressive dinosaur fossils.

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  2. Yay! Dinosaurs! More reptile stuff please!

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  3. The future of Tetris tournaments is coming and it is creepy!

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  4. Love the top picture- very trippy: like a yellow acid dinosaur.

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