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Bank Holiday Dead Fish Fun!

Earlier this week I attended a fascinating members’ event at the Natural History Museum on comparative anatomy. Led by Dr Ralf Britz, we looked at a range of bony fish skulls to determine homologous bones of the lower jaw. 439 more words

Book review: What if You Had Animal Hair?, by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Howard McWilliam

Markle, Sandra. What if You Had Animal Hair? Illustrated by Howard McWilliam. Scholastic, 2014. $3.99. ISBN 9780545630856. Ages 6-8. P9Q8.

This is a companion to What if You Had Animal Teeth and What if You Had Animal Feet. 85 more words

Book Reviews

Well this is kind of embarrassing but inconsequential… Gary Sawyer and Mike Smith at the AMNH began a reconstruction of Lucy with help from Scott Williams… 130 more words

Physical Anthropology

Friday mystery object #246

Last weekend I had a fantastic visit to Paris and my wonderful wife gave me the best Valentines Day gift in the world, by taking me to the spectacular  86 more words

Friday Mystery Object

The tangential treasure trove hidden in one peer-reviewed research article

I mentioned in my last post that I am only working 20 hours/week. So, what am I *doing* for those 20 fabulous hours? Reading research articles! 1,004 more words


Sir Richard Owen: The man who wasn't there

  Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there.
He wasn’t there again today,
I wish, I wish he’d go away…

– from Antigonish by Hugh Mearns… 1,553 more words

The Science of Paris

My fiancé and I have been in France since August 30th, enjoying a combination of early honeymoon and a Brain Disorders conference. This post, rather than offering anything innovative and particularly wordy, is a bit of a photographic walk through some of Parisian science, especially that of post-revolutionary Paris. 802 more words