Monthly Archives: January 2014


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Diatoms are a form of phytoplankton. Phytoplankton are plants which live in water where life first evolved. Through the process of photosynthesis they collectively produce about half the oxygen we breathe. The rest of our oxygen comes from plants and … Continue reading

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Art can clarify or confuse

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Graphs and pictures are powerful scientific analysis and communication tools. The power of graphs and pictures, and the anecdotes they can evoke, are also powerful means by which people can be misled, inadvertently or otherwise. Article in The Conversation by … Continue reading

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