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    Are All Invasive Species Really So Bad?

    We humans sure do like to organize things into categories. One of those category partitions is “belongs” and “doesn’t belong”. More often than not, the things we point at and say belong are the familiar things, and the ones we like. Something that’s new or different, that comes from the other shore or the other side… we feel differently about…

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    ICYMI: July 28 – August 3 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Man of Steel Eddy is not impressed with the new Superman movie. The Ten Best Things About CFI’s Student Leadership Conference Avery went to the CFI Youth Leadership Conference and provides a rundown of the event. On Vaccinations Beccy laments the increase in preventable diseases in the UK, but also provides some good news. Mad…

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    Spineless: Threats to the World’s Invertebrates

    Hot off the press, a new report published by the Zoological Society of London, in cooperation with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Wildscreen.  You might recognize IUCN as the authors of the Red List, the definitive international list of species that are at risk of extinction. Why should you care about a bunch of squishy boneless animals?  …

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