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"I know. Vadris 3. Charming little world. The natives think they're the only intelligent life in the galaxy..." -Q (DS9, S1E6)

On the one hand I'm glad that bigotry is "bad for business" - on the other let's build a future where human rights don't depend on the will of mega-capitalists. In the meantime @JeffBezos@twitter.com, please exclude the 11 sites that have anti-LGBTQIA laws.

This is amazing: "fluid lensing" software strips away distortion so that researchers can see corals through the waves and water at centimeter resolution.
RT @NASAAmes@twitter.com Oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet, but we’ve only seen a tiny fraction of what’s beneath the surface. With our advanced fluid lensing imaging technology, we’re able to a get a diver’s perspective of the ocean floor from the skies above: go.nasa.gov/2qHiOYe

While you're thinking about the possibilities of unknown histories and species in our own solar system, you should also read @Astro_Wright@twitter.com's paper on the subject, which actually includes the Voyager episode. arxiv.org/abs/1704.07263

Of course the reptiles from "The Silurian Hypothesis" are actually named after a great episode of Doctor Who, but I always like the Voyager episode because they made it into space. Read the article from @ClimateOfGavin@twitter.com and @AdamFrank4@twitter.com here: arxiv.org/abs/1804.03748

TFW a journal emails you about a peer-reviewed Star Trek: Voyager episode.

This is like the entire Sci-Fi section on Netflix.
RT @retroscifiart@twitter.com B-movies that appeared in the wake of

At the beginning of fieldwork vs. the end.

Great and fascinating topic. But in anthro we have to do a lot better than putting the idea of "ancient people" anywhere near a photograph of contemporary non-western people, regardless of intentions. It's kind of a problem anthro has had in the past... sapiens.org/archaeology/night-

Helix Nebula (NASA, ESA, C.R. O'Dell, M. Meixner, P. McCullough, G. Bacon. spacetelescope.org/images/opo0

Jerry Zee: NASA photos from above, the "god's eye view" of dust movement as landscape ethnography.

On grieving the loss of OkjΓΆkull glacier - "Ok" now the first Icelandic glacier to fall victim to climate change. Making a documentary film about OkjΓΆkull, what it meant and means. Whether and how to grieve the passing of a glacier. (@CymeneHowe & @DominicBoyer@twitter.com)

"Displacing the Climate Sublime: A Little Movie About a Small Glacier at the End of the World" @CymeneHowe@twitter.com & @DominicBoyer@twitter.com

Tim Choy: What does it take to share space, to breathe together? Conspiracy as atmospheric accomplice work.

"The JOIDES Resolution (JR) is a research vessel that drills into the ocean floor to collect and study core samples." joidesresolution.org

This new issue includes "Got Humanities?" from @SpaceEthics@twitter.com - calling on astrobiology to take the inclusion of humanities seriously. His points about "common sense ethics" resonate exactly with what I've found in terms of a similar (mis)use of "common sense social science."
RT @Astrobiology_jn@twitter.com The April Issue of @Astrobiology_jn@twitter.com is now LIVE! liebertpub.com/toc/ast/18/4

"Ethnographic Sci-Fi on Time and Labor at Sea," Stephanie Spray

View from our unofficial living-room node, which contains more plants, sunlight, books, comfortable chairs, pillows, blankets, and other nice things than any other anthropology conference I've attended.