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We've had a very wet summer so far here in the upper Midwest -- the potholes are full of water, our backyard is sodden, the plants are thriving, but that also means that this plague is drifting in vast clouds everywhere. Alex Wild The horror. The horror.
Yesterday, we welcomed Jason Goldman of The Thoughtful Animal to ScienceBlogs. And if you liked his post about desert ants on stilts, you're going to love the blogger who has joined us today: Alex Wild of Myrmecos. Like Goldman, Wild's no stranger to SB or the science blogosphere; his awesome…
I usually try to maintain a fairly single-minded focus on genomics on this blog, but Alex Wild's current series of post on insect photography over at Photo Synthesis is simply stunning. Anyone interested in either photography or entomology - or simply appreciative of a beautiful image - should…
I've been really enjoying Alex and Me, the new book by Irene Pepperberg, and not only because I've got an African Grey of my own. It's full of wonderful anecdotes like this: The students occasionally took Alex to the washroom, where there was a very large mirror above the sinks. Alex used to march…