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Compensatory Strategies Like Social Integration May Delay Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

Jul 24 2019 - 18:07
Compensatory strategies for kids with autism spectrum disorders, an adaptive process whereby new behaviors are generated in order to avoid negative outcomes, do have positive outcomes, like increased social integration, but can result in a barrier to diagnosis.

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Has Your Relationship Been Disrupted? Blame Climate Change

Jul 24 2019 - 17:07
In a warming climate change scenario, higher mean temperatures may have an impact on plants and animals by disrupting their mutually beneficial relationship: The pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris), for example, is sensitive to rising temperatures and will flower earlier, whereas one of its major pollinators, a solitary bee species, hatches at the same time. 

Seed production will likely find a different route, this is two bee species out of about 25,000 after all, and the bee will switch to other plants to forage on.

None of that is devastating unless it doesn't happen the way evolution has happened so far.

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Common Birds Of 'Least Concern' Do NOT Suddenly Risk Extinction From Climate Change - What Did Nature Paper Really Say

Jul 24 2019 - 17:07

This article is being shared in the media widely as a report that even common birds like blue tits and great tits risk extinction. But that can’t be what is meant. What did it really say?

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