New print up on etsy!
This flower anatomy print makes a great gift for any botanist or garden enthusiast! Even if you don’t have a green thumb you can hang this little plant up instead.
• paper size 8.5in X 17in
• printed on Aurora Fine Art Natural (100% cotton rag, acid-free, matte)
• printed with Epson archival pigment inks
Here’s part 2 of the chemical reactions posters, featuring condensation, hydrolysis, displacement, oxidation and reduction - again, print versions are available to download right here.
Plastic is polluting our planet’s environment. Instead of biodegrading, it photodegrades – breaking down under exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, into smaller and smaller pieces that persist in the ocean, absorb toxins, and enter our food chain through fish, sea birds and other marine life. They can mistake its pieces for food, often with fatal results.
It’s urgent to raise awareness about plastic pollution and reduce the use of it. Here are some ways we can all help to keep plastic out of the (marine) environment:
- Choose cloth bags and metal or glass bottles instead of plastic to reuse when it comes to shopping bags and bottled water.
- Reduce everyday plastics such as sandwich bags and juice cartons by replacing them with a reusable lunch bag/box.
- Recycle. If you must use plastic, try to choose #1 (PETE) or #2 (HDPE), which are the most commonly recycled plastics. Avoid plastic bags and polystyrene foam as both typically have very low recycling rates.
- Seek out alternatives to the plastic items that you rely on.
- Spread the word.
Have you guys seen the video for solar roadways? Well just think twice about it!
At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.
(Images from Davis’s talk, Drew Berry’s animations, and the TED-Ed lessons A needle in countless haystacks: Finding habitable worlds - Ariel Anbar and How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi)