Archives for August 3, 2008

New Smithsonian Field Guide Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Ted Floyd is a newcomer to the bird field guide scene. This guide offers a new combination of features that may make it the best choice as the primary guide for a small number of birders, and as an excellent second…

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As you can see, this specimen of Leptotyphlops carlae is small enough to hang out on a US quarter. Scientists are still working out why this snake associates itself with coinage. But seriously, this snake was discovered by Blair Hedges, an evolutionary biologist at Pennsylvania State University, who is famous for also having discovered the…

All Franken chatting with supporters at a home in Coon Rapids. “Why?” you may ask, “Why would a guy running for the United States Senate … in which you represent one state … have a fifty state strategy?” Good question. Franken discussed his Fifty State Strategy with supporters at a recent fund raiser at a…

Click here if you want a chance to win an iPhone 3G, a MacBook Air, or a 40GB Apple TV… This may actually have other benefits as well. It is a reader survey for Seed and Scienceblogs. I am thinking it is a good idea if the UberUbers knew more about the readers, and this…

You always hope this happens, but it never does. But every now and then JUSTICE PREVAILS!