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As our regular readers will recall, my partner, Marina, and I are travelling for the summer throughout South America as a means to celebrate the successful defense of both of our PhDs (Read about our travel adventures). Many people often take holidays to relax and unwind from the stresses of their…
Another one from the archives. It's one of several articles I wrote in 2006 on obscure tropical rodents, was originally published here, and appears here with new pics and a few new details... If you've read Scott Weidensaul's excellent book The Ghost With Trembling Wings (2002), you'll recall the…
Links for you. Science: Smart people accept evolution (I have a different take, in that 'smartness'--which to me is actually just educational attainment--mirrors political leanings and socioeconomic status, which themselves are correlated)Evolution doesn't fit our generalitiesNIH solicits opinions…
I was going to blog this later today, but now I see Tim over at Deltoid has beaten me to it, so I’ll post this without much comment. (Shakes fist in impotent fury at those damned Australians!) Like Tim, I received a heads-up from John Mashey regarding an online talk by Naomi Oreskes titled "The…