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The New York Times was reporting this story like it was surprising in the slightest: A rare, nearly blind white dolphin that survived for millions of years is effectively extinct, an international expedition declared Wednesday after ending a fruitless six-week search of its Yangtze River habitat. The baiji would be the first large aquatic mammal…

You In China Now

Arrived in China last night (although night is subjective when you have a 12 hour time differential), and after a bit of a drive to Suzhou we had dinner at a fantastic little Malaysian place which served something called ‘Roti’. Roti is apparently phyllo dough with stuff inside and then fried. The “stuff” usually consists…

These photos from Brussels and Amsterdam are long overdue. I didn’t take too many of Amsterdam as I *thought* I lost my camera for a little while. Although, I did find it when i got home. After finally arriving in Brussels (and after an unplanned night in Paris, and a week in Montpellier), I made…

These are a few of my friends in the UM Neuroscience Program. We went out to dinner at Dante’s Down the Hatch, which was a fondue place in a PIRATE SHIP! Left to right: Ben Johnson, Edny Gula, Me, Lisa Briand, Darren Opland. And the beautiful Jen Chikar was taking the picture! Another dinner: Me,…

First of all, i apologize for leaving everyone high and dry with no word. I received a few emails from worry worts (which I appreciated!), but seriously all is well. I just needed a few days post-Europe to collect my thoughts and re-adjust to life in the good US of A. Anyway, here’s a recap…

I spent the night in Schipol Airport last night, and just got home (to Ann Arbor) today. I’m exhausted! Long stories, regarding Amsterdam. Brussels, a mistake that took me to Paris, trains, coffeeshops and hostels galore on Monday. I’m taking the weekend to try to get un-jetlagged. Stay Tuned!

Posting will be slow for a couple days, as I hop on the Eurail tomorrow and travel to Brussels. Yesterday I decided to go to the beach, which is a few miles to the south of Montpellier. It was a bit more of a hassle that I expected, as it involved getting on the subway,…

After another full day of the Inner Ear Biology Conference (I may blog the talks in the future, but I’m on vacation now!), I wanted to explore more of this beautiful city in the south of France. A bit on the history of Montpellier (summarized from its Wiki entry): Montpellier is the capital of the…

Today and yesterday I haven’t been able to do a whole lot other than attend the Inner Ear Biology Conference, which is taking place at a small but very comfortable conference center called the Corum (below). This conference center blows all the ones in America away in style and convienence. The seats in the auditorium…

So I’ll start with last night (actually Montpellier Day 2….). After making that post yesterday, I mustered up the courage to go walk around at night and find some place to get a much-needed drink. As I pass the main square, my ears happen to perk up to the sounds of English! A group of…