This is wonderful.

(Reblogged from msfehrwight)
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The joys of sisterhood.

Xena has to be in every photo!

Just relaxing.

Xena’s “You can’t be serious” face.


Lovatnet, Norway | Sergey Bogomyako

Must visit here!

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Anonymous said: How does one find internships? Unfortunately, many of my peers are having trouble finding science-related internships, mainly ones relating to lab work, and I myself don't know where to start.



Google is your friend. Get intimate with it. There are a lot of databases/lists of internships floating around, but you usually have to dig a bit to find them.

Here’s an incomplete list of ones I’ve personally taken note of. Most are in the US or the UK, and they’re mostly available to international students. There are MANY more programs open to US and EU citizens; you guys have a lot more options.

LISTS of STEM internships/programs in all fields:

Specific STEM fields:

Astronomy and Physics

Environmental Science

Australian Programs

LISTS of Science Writing Internships:

Specific Science Writing Internships

Basically, do your research, because this is a hugely incomplete list, but hopefully this gets you started.

Spread this around! My extensive Googling skills have to be good for something.

This is a great list of resources and we wanted to add the list of research opportunities available across the University of California system (although there are a few listed above.)

*Research opportunities cover both STEM fields as well as the social sciences and humanities:

Another way to go about it would be to identify research topics that interest you and then find faculty members at a university who are conducting research in those areas. After familiarizing yourself a bit with their work, send them an email or schedule a meeting to learn more about what they do.  They may be able to offer you more specific guidance in your field of interest or have research projects that you could potentially work on.

Or there may be more informal ways to gain research experience. You may be able to work under the guidance of a faculty member, even if the professor is not an official research program mentor. Some professors may be willing to supervise an independent research project.

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King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) male, Norway

photograph by Ron Knight

If I ever saw a duck that looked like this I would faint! How gorgeous is this duck?

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Recently a new species of tardigrade has been found on the Antarctic coast. Mopsechiniscus franciscae is a water bear. These microscopic animals can survive nearly any condition, including a vacuum, because of their ability to enter a deep resting state when water is not available. The new species was collected among moss growing on gravel during a 2011 survey of tardigrades along the coast of Victoria Land, which borders the Ross Sea.

Tardigrades belong to a cosmopolitan phylum that can be found in almost all environments. The capacity of tardigrades to enter ametabolic resting stages when the water necessary for active life is unavailable (due to evaporation or freezing) has allowed species to colonise continental Antarctica despite the extreme environmental conditions found in the terrestrial and freshwater environments. Tardigrades are important members of Antarctic biota in terms of distribution, abundance, and colonised substrates.

New water bears!!!! Love this little guys. Adorable yet indestructible.

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