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Geckos love Tet Zoo

If you didn’t know, I’ve been away. The last four articles that have appeared here were all scheduled to publish in my absence. I’ve been in Romania and Hungary where I had a great time – saw lots of neat animals (fossil and living) and hung out with some neat people. I’ll talk about some…

Tet Zoo = back in business

Well, the whole ‘distributed denial of service’ thing has done a pretty effective job of keeping me away from Tet Zoo entirely. No chance to blog, and not even the chance to look at the site at all – so, wow, thanks for keeping the protobats discussion going (97 98 comments… not bad). While those…

Borrowed from here on David’s Really Interesting Pages (and used with permission: thanks David). A sort of homage to this article from last month.

Today, my friends, is January 21st 2011. Do you know what this means? It means (drumroll)… that Tet Zoo is five years old today. Wow. Five years. With apologies to those who’ve heard the story before, things started in 2006 over at blogspot, and in 2007 Tet Zoo ver 2 kicked off here on ScienceBlogs.…

Happy Christmas

Am shutting up shop for Christmas – see you on the other side!

When you discover something new on the internet, you usually find – minutes or hours later – that everyone else already knows about it, and you’re just late to the party. And so it is here. But what the hell. Petya Cosmos recently alerted me to this hilarious, and interesting, video. The drama, the suspense,…

While on holiday in Wales recently, we visited Cardiff Castle. Located within the grounds is the Victorian House, extensively transformed between the late 1860s and 1930s by William Burgess under John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute. I was quite surprised to find carved platypuses, armadillos, wombats and pangolins on some of the bookcases.

Darren is away. Back soon. Here are sneak-peeks… The amazing freaky beast that’s getting all the attention, that everyone gawps at in amazement (drumroll)…

I came up with the idea recently of inventing a Tet Zoo logo, and a few friends and regular readers said that this was a good idea. Soooo….

Readers with good memories will recall both that January 21st 2010 was Tet Zoo’s fourth birthday, and that I wrote about ‘four years of operation’ on that day. I had more to say about the subject in 2009, a year of Tet Zooery. Buuut… then things went downhill, and I had to take that break,…