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ACA_4653ACA_4653 by Alessandro Caproni (cc by)

Very interesting post from dhruva on DNA analysis showing that Polynesians and Native Americans met 800 years ago, including a great comment in the thread from atrazine, who explains in detail some of the reactions to the article: The disagreement with some archaeologists seems to be not the genetic analysis but the hypothesis around where the mixing occurred ...

07/13/20
by taz

Face masks by Mefites

If you're looking for coronavirus face-masks made by Mefites, or if you're a seller, here's a Metatalk collecting shop links for covid supplies!

Music swap!
Interested in participating in a music swap? Because there's a music swap!

07/06/20
by cortex

165: Take What We've Got
It's episode 165 of the MetaFilter monthly podcast with cortex and jessamyn!

07/03/20
by cortex

Starting up a BIPOC advisory board
BIPOC MeFites, we're discussing starting up a MeFi BIPOC advisory board and would like your input!

06/26/20
by cortex

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Mefites & the birds and the bees

Inaccessible Island Rail (Atlantisia rogersi)Inaccessible Island Rail (Atlantisia rogersi) by brian.gratwicke (cc by)

There's a reason why chapters of the "Feminist Bird Club" are popping up all over the world and it's part of a larger issue with outdoor recreation, spaces, jobs, and natural/environmental sciences in general that has spawned groups like Latino Outdoors, Outdoor Afro, Unlikely Hikers, and many others: Primalux discusses birding while Latina, poor, queer, and a woman in the Chris Cooper video birdwatch post.

Text TK talks about "my father, Douglas S. Rogers, who lived on Ascension Island from 1966 to 1971, working for Pan-American Airways' Aerospace division ... In his spare time he co-founded the island's historical society, took a ton of amazing photographs with his Hasselblad 500C, and aided visiting scientists" in the How do you get to Inaccessible Island? thread about world’s smallest flightless bird.

My first season, my class had been taught to how handle bees without gloves or even necessarily bee suits, just smokers. Non-africanized bees are gentle enough that they will rarely sting you if you know what you're doing ... Until autumn. Then they switch from "gather the bounty" mode to "protect the spoils at all costs" mode. Which our teacher deliberately did not tell us, because he wanted us to observe it for ourselves. By getting stung: showbiz_liz talks about the "domesticity" of bees in the I Want To Beelieve heart honeycomb thread.

Also recently: birds taking public transit; The Secret Society of Self-Stingers; Why Birds Do What They Do; 'Murder hornets'; "a vicious resource war is being fought between the avians and the rodents"; "Ferris Jabr critiques bird nests and the personalities that build them"; GPS-tracking the movements of eagles; Bird Tableau.

06/21/20
by taz

How do I help with the protests?

Welcome travelingthyme and loup to the mod team!
Very exciting MetaFilter news: we have two new part-time moderators joining the team. Come say hello to travelingthyme and loup!

06/01/20
by cortex

Signup today to Hunt with Mefites!

Want to join Mefi's team for the May 30-31 GISH (Great Internet Scavenger Hunt) mini-hunt? Today's the last day to join.

163: You must understand!
It's episode 163 of the MetaFilter monthly podcast, with cortex and jessamyn!

05/01/20
by cortex

162: Grip It And Rip It
It's episode 162 of the MetaFilter monthly podcast, with cortex and jessamyn!

04/03/20
by cortex

April Fun indoor scavenger hunt

Come join our April non-fools day Indoor Scavenger Hunt! Can you find all the things? Post a photo or poem etc of your finds, and suggest things for people to seek.

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