Summer Vacation: Archaeologist-style

by Eric Cline Each summer in June, the annual migration of archaeologists begins. Summertime is when most university excavations take place, because the academics that run them are on summer vacation, as are the post-grads and graduate students who … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday – Mashers and Gulpers

From page 163 in The New Neotropical Companion: In dense interior rain forests where wind is attenuated, birds are essential for seed dispersal. There are two basic methods by which birds devour fruit. Some birds (mashers) mash up the fruit, … [Read More...]

Paul Strode: Teaching The Serengeti Rules

In January of 2016 I was asked by Laura Bonetta at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to write a teacher’s guide for the short film Some Animals Are More Equal than Others: Keystone Species and Trophic Cascades. At the same time, Molecular … [Read More...]

Big Pacific – Mysterious Pacific

Watch the first episode of Big Pacific, “Mysterious Pacific,” tonight on PBS at 8pm Eastern. The companion book is now available from Princeton University Press. The scale of the Pacific Ocean is almost incomprehensible. This single body of water … [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Trot – Shetland Pony

From page 34 in Horses of the World: 5 things to know about the Shetland Pony: 1. The Shetland Pony is one of the smallest breeds in the world, with such a particular look that it can’t be confused with any other breed. The winter coat is very … [Read More...]

Francisco Bethencourt: Exhibition ‘Racism and Citizenship’

Exhibition 'Racism and Citizenship', Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon 6th May to 3rd September 2017 Curator: Francisco Bethencourt, Charles Boxer Professor, King's College London, and author of Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth … [Read More...]

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