Bird Fact Friday: The Mourning Dove (as seen on BirdGenie!)

This week’s Bird Fact Friday highlights the Mourning Dove, as seen on BirdGenie. Here are some interesting facts about the bird: The Mourning Dover is elegant, shy, and ubiquitous. They are the primary small dove in much of North America. … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday: The Great Crested Flycatcher (as seen on BirdGenie!)

This week’s Bird Fact Friday highlights the Great Crested Flycatcher, as seen on BirdGenie. Here are some interesting facts about the bird: The Great Crested Flycatcher is lanky, canopy-dwelling, and distinctly vocal. They are common in … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday: the Northern Mockingbird (as seen on BirdGenie!)

This week’s Bird Fact Friday highlights the Northern Mockingbird, as seen on BirdGenie. Here are some interesting facts about the bird: The Northern Mockingbird has a plain plumaged mimic with a bold personality. They are common year-round … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday: Carolina Chickadee (as seen on BirdGenie!)

This week’s Bird Fact Friday highlights the Carolina Chickadee, as seen on BirdGenie. Here are some interesting facts about the bird: The Carolina Chickadee is a curious, active and common bird in the Southeast. It is, in fact, one of the … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday: Summer Tanager (as seen on BirdGenie)

This week’s Bird Fact Friday highlights the Summer Tanager, as seen on BirdGenie. Here are some interesting facts about the bird: The Summer Tanager is a colorful bee-eater in the southern US This bird is common in Southeast to Southwest US … [Read More...]

Andrew Granville and Jennifer Granville on Prime Suspects

What inspired you to write this book? Andrew: I had written quite a few "popular" articles, that had been well received inside the academic community. However I realized, at some point, that the furthest outside this community that read my … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday: the Dark-eyed Junco (as seen on BirdGenie!)

This week’s Bird Fact Friday highlights the Dark-eyed Junco, as seen on BirdGenie. Here are some interesting facts about the bird: The Dark-eyed Junco is a flashy gray sparrow. This is one of the most common North American birds. These … [Read More...]

Dino Day: An Unnamed Species

Adapted from page 58: This unnamed species is from the late Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian, ca. 72.1–66 Ma) of central Laurasia (present-day European Russia). It is a large tooth that, compared to the other dromaeosaurids, must have been the … [Read More...]

On the Future by Martin Rees