Just Plain WEIRD #2

How many states and provinces are in the world?

There are so many different states – and provinces, districts, regions and lander!  Getty Images – By Vasabjit Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Mississippi State University 2021 Apr 12 8.27am EDT – Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. …

This Insect Has Plant DNA in Its Genome

Whiteflies have a gene only found in plants that appears to allow the tiny insects to withstand plants’ chemical defenses A tiny, aphid-like whitefly sitting on a leaf. (Jixing Xia and Zhaojiang Guo) – By Alex Fox SmithsonianMag.Com 2021 Mar 30 – A …