Sat.May 30, 2020 - Fri.Jun 05, 2020

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2020)

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I can’t recall a year when birders were as thrilled to see the month of May pass as we all are in 2020. I wonder why that is… To add insult to the daily ration of injury, temperatures in Rochester plummeted from sweltering to near-freezing in the space of four days.

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Upcycled oranges are used for CBD in Japan

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CBD is a molecule that’s not only found in cannabis and hemp oil. Japanese researchers squeeze it from oranges too. It takes a plague to figure out where we are putting our fears, our stress, or biggest worries.

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Southern Boobook near Broome

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Two weeks ago I mentioned that we rarely got rain at this time of year. However, sometimes it does rain and on 26th May we had our wettest May day on record for Broome! In town there was 93mm over a couple of hours and the rain has spread throughout the Kimberley in recent days.

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Starling Spectacle

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It has often been said that a murmuration of starlings is one of the most spectacular sights in nature. When a huge flock of birds wheels and creates beautiful patterns through the ebb and flow of swirling bodies against a setting sun, all one can do is sit in wonder.

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A holy high? Ancient cannabis traces found at Jewish shrine

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Front view of the shrine at Arad, rebuilt in the Israel Museum. The top down view of the altars show where you can see the black residue of cannabis and frankincense. . A Holy High? It was often suspected to be part of religious rights.

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How to control the environmental impacts of the internet?

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Loon LLC is an Alphabet Inc. subsidiary working on providing Internet access to rural and remote areas. The company uses high-altitude balloons in the stratosphere at an altitude of 18 km to 25 km to create an aerial wireless network with up to 4G-LTE speeds.

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Finding comfort and love in a plague

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Love is a minefield in good times. In bad times, love might make a bit more sense. It’s like that life raft that the universe sends to us, to give us hope and meaning. To help us navigate the next chapter of our lives, alone or with a spiritual partner?

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