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The Kalahari Persistence Hunt

tags: Kalahari Persistence Hunt, film making, marathon, kudu, Africa, BBC One, David Attenborough, streaming video During a persistence hunt, an antelope, such as a kudu, is not shot or speared from a distance, but simply run down in the midday heat. Depending on the specific conditions, hunters of the central Kalahari will chase a kudu…

TONIGHT in NYC: SciCafe at AMNH

tags: education, public outreach, SciCafe, science cafe, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video Who: Ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny What: free public presentation, “Mysteries of the Congo: Exploring the World’s Deepest River” When: TONIGHT at 700pm Where: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Enter at the 81st Street (Rose Center)…

tags: education, public outreach, SciCafe, science cafe, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video Who: Ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny What: free public presentation, “Mysteries of the Congo: Exploring the World’s Deepest River” When: 700pm, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 Where: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Enter at the 81st Street…

tags: education, public outreach, SciCafe, science cafe, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video Who: Ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny What: free public presentation, “Mysteries of the Congo: Exploring the World’s Deepest River” When: 700pm, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 Where: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Enter at the 81st Street…

tags: education, public outreach, SciCafe, science cafe, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video Who: Ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny What: free public presentation, “Mysteries of the Congo: Exploring the World’s Deepest River” When: 700pm, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 Where: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Enter at the 81st Street…

SciCafe at AMNH in NYC

tags: education, public outreach, SciCafe, science cafe, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video Since the holidays are a busy time, I am notifying you of NYC’s upcoming SciCafe a little early so you can be sure to add it to your calenders! Who: Ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny What: free public presentation, “Mysteries of…

Perpetuum Jazzile: Africa

tags: Africa, Toto, Perpetuum Jazzile, music, streaming video This video is a live recording of Toto’s “Africa” (I love that song!) performed by Perpetuum Jazzile at Vokal Xtravaganzza 2008 (October 2008). This vocal group uses only their bodies to create these remarkable sounds, ranging from rain to thunder [6:17]

tags: Okapi, Okapia johnstoni, camera trap, zoology, rare mammals, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo rainforest, African Wildlife, Zoological Society of London This undated image provided by the Zoological Society of London, Thursday, 11 September 2008, shows an okapi, Okapia johnstoni, in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo proving that the species…

Baboon versus Flamingos

tags: flamingos, baboons, nature, streaming video This streaming National Geographic video shows a group of hungry baboons in Kenya’s Lake Bogoria that find themselves surrounded by a million unsuspecting, and unprotected, flamingos. I am sure you can guess what happens next. [2:40]

tags: Mean and Lowly Things, herpetology, reptiles, venomous snakes, amphibians, field research, Congo Brazzaville, Kate Jackson, book review Are you familiar with the aphorism, “Do what you love and the money will follow”? Well, the money part of that equation is probably questionable, but I think you will be convinced that a person who pursues…