Evolution of life in the ocean changed 170 million years ago 

New research identifies a previously overlooked global event which changed the course of the evolution of life in the oceans. It coincided with a rise in calcium carbonate-secreting plankton and their subsequent deposition on the ocean floor.

Source: Evolution of life in the ocean changed 170 million years ago — ScienceDaily

Breeding Insects and Reproducing White Supremacy in Maria Sibylla Merian’s Ecology of Dispossession 

Even though German-Dutch naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian has been dead for over 300 years, she is currently having a moment in popular crafting culture and in children’s literature. Merian is featured on Etsy ; she is frequently pinned on Pinterest ; and you can read about her curiosity for bu

Source: Breeding Insects and Reproducing White Supremacy in Maria Sibylla Merian’s Ecology of Dispossession — Lady Science