On writing prompts – Hysteria writing prompts for July
Don’t forget the 2020 competition… the deadline is approaching. If you haven’t already written something to submit, there is still time to do so. For my inspiration this month I’m going to share some ways of playing with words to create writing prompts that make some poetry, stories or just get you started on writing some ideas down – you can always come back to them and see how they develop. Found poetry is an easy starting off point. Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them (a literary equivalent of...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Eithne Cullen Tags: Hysteria hysteria 2020 poet in residence writer in residence Source Type: news

Marine alga from the Kiel Fjord discovered as a remedy against infections and skin cancer
(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) Using state-of-the-art approaches coupled with bio- and cheminformatics and machine learning, researchers at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have succeeded in discovering new, bioactive components of the Baltic Sea Baltic Sea seaweed Fucus vesiculosus and its fungal symbiont against infectious bacteria or skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Country diary: a rock saga played out on the sea front
Barns Ness, East Lothian: Pools teem with tiny creatures and fossilised coral demands attention – the whole place is dense with life, old and newOut on the headland at Barns Ness, the strand is pitted with rockpools and slung with seaweed of all textures. Bladderwrack and fleecy gutweed and long-tailed oarweed and sugar kelp lie heaped upon one another, slick and slippery underfoot. The pools themselves seem empty on first approach, but after a minute ’s silent watch they come to life: periwinkles inching almost imperceptibly along, shore crabs sidling from under rocks with a suspicious air, and – best of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cal Flyn Tags: Coastlines Marine life Fossils Environment Scotland UK news Science Evolution Biology Wildlife Rural affairs Source Type: news

Double whammy for important Baltic seaweed
Rising seawater temperatures and increased nutrient concentrations could lead to a decline of the bladder wrack Fucus vesiculosus in the Baltic Sea in the future, according to experiments conducted by marine scientists. Because Fucus forests function as a long-term nutrient storage in coastal waters and serve as a nursery for economically important fish species such as cod, their decline could have consequences for the economy and society. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bladderwrack: Tougher than suspected
(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) The bladderwrack Fucus vesiculosus is actually one of the most important species of brown algae along the North Atlantic coasts. But for years their populations in the Baltic Sea were declining. Looking for the reasons, biologists of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel now have analyzed the defense mechanisms of bladderwrack against bacterial vermins under different environmental conditions. The surprising result: The defense proved to be very robust to environmental changes. The study is published today in the international online-journal PLOS ONE. (Source: E...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news