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March Tweets & Pins

Here’s the monthly roundup of our favorite tweets and pins for your perusing pleasure. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Pinterest if you like what you see!

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Polluted Milan is planning to construct a vertical forest by planting 900 trees on the balconies of two towering buildings.
A new supernova was discovered, which is important because supernovas can help refine distance measurements in our big gigantic universe.
Chinese researchers discover that ball lightning has to do with dirt. UFOlogists all over the world cry.
Activism has inherent risks, the worst of which are murder.
Umbra at Grist gives some pointers for tackling home mold problems before calling in pros.
All it takes is a mutation in one gene to turn a protein into a toxic venom.
Black widows, like rattlesnakes, can decide how much venom to inject when under threat.
I’ve probably said this before, but don’t feed deer corn in the winter.
Swedish people made this. I like them.
Science is learning how to make power out of.. heartbeats.

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January Tweets & Pins

Here’s the monthly roundup of our favorite tweets and pins for your perusing pleasure. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Pinterest if you like what you see!

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This trout ate a whole bunch of shrews. Wut.
Your eyeballs will love this list of beautiful moths.
A phenomenon known as ‘earthquake lights‘ may be linked to rift zones.
More than 300 sharks armed with transmitters tweet (as in, on Twitter) when they get near the beach.
The cancer-resistant and spectacularly ugly Naked Mole Rat was named Vertebrate of the Year.
An ancient tree-dwelling critter is the great grandmommy of the carnivore family.
Here’s Optimus Prime made out of gingerbread.
Flowers are blooming in New York.
Here are some animals that handled the polar vortex LIKE A BOSS.
This ancient piece of amber contains flowers frozen in the act of reproduction, giving botanists studying the origin of flower sex a reason to party.

Link Love and Tweetles

How about some links and fun Twitter-pated geekery? Check it out! :)

Browse the 2010 Gallery of photos entered for NatGeo’s Photography Contest. (Warning: you could spend up to an estimated time of three months looking through these galleries.)

So, what you’re saying is, I could have avoided all that mathematically-induced PTSD if the nuns had just given me a little cattle prod every morning after prayers? Huh. Shit.

Ed Yong is one of my favorite bloggers and this past week he posted about one of the world’s tiniest frogs, which also happens to be highly poisonous. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to know where the toxins come from – super cool.

The Frog Blog reports on fossils so tiny they can be clustered together on the head of a pin! (Yes, obviously I am geeking out right now.)

First it was in our plastic water bottles and now it’s in.. receipts?

And I’m finishing with gratuitous cuteness: baby otters learning to swim.

Have an excellent day everybody! :)