Reflection on place
Back into the city over the same route as my first time visiting as an adult. Dark water and bridges give way to an all too familiar skyline. At that time i thought it could consume my life so that i may never leave. Indeed the people and institutions are quite amazing. But i have healed some rifts and know more about myself now to have the strength to leave one day. I am certainly impressed and changed by my experiences in the city. But it will not be my home for long.
https://gmodetective.com/ this is an amazingly conceived and executed open source class on gmo detection
@bstacey oh yeah another friend and the museum desk person also told me the flowers are famous. I like that there are diseased variants here too.
@bstacey thanks! Yeah there was rain in nyc too. I have my raincoat which i absolutely adore. Its the closest to armour one gets in everyday life. but im not looking forward to moving luggage around the city
asking for book recs
I found it a bit further from the direct commentary as is present in Left Hand of Darkness but I think it does have an incredibly imagined family/society dynamic.
I have read one of Butler's short stories called Bloodchild and I enthusiastically recommend.
asking for book recs
@proust @hummingrain I think it would be more accurate to say Ancillary Justice takes place in an empire where the hegemony (and the main character) possesses no gender. But gender does play a role in the interactions of the powers that be and the "colonies" Just saying to bolster your chances of reading the series 😎
I'd like to take a moment of your timeline to ask folks to use CamelCase in your tags. I didn't know until I came to masto that this helps people who use screen readers parse them as words rather than jumbles of characters. When there are multiple words mashed together in a tag, try capitalising each one, for instance #CommissionMe #CallForArt #LookingForArtist
tentative anxiety reducer concerning microplastic ingestion
WHO says there is no evidence microplastics in drinking water are dangerous to human health. Of course more studies are needed! And we should be limiting how much we're making
linked WHO report with detailed disucssion: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/326499/9789241516198-eng.pdf?ua=1
@gasedwards welcome to the fediverse!
FDA database stuff
@bgcarlisle what's the missing table? how did you figure out it was missing?
@danwchan short answer: because they're weird. Long-ish answer:
@u_n0 yeah extremophiles are fascinating to me because they're the living examples of life under very different conditions to the "norm". I'm familiar with their closer relation to us than bacteria as shown by ribosomal proteins' sequences. But i don't know any of the other lines of evidence. (I presume there are others?)
Anyhoo, I'm glad you're on the local timeline!
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