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Parenting instincts, opioids and Mickey Mouse

There’s an article in the New York Times today covering a study of opioid addiction and parenting instincts. Any study about parenting instincts grabs my attention, because that’s what I am so curious about. 527 more words

10-17-16 Anderson's Salamander from Ron's Amphibian Series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Ambystomatidae

Genus/species: Ambystoma andersoni

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: A. andersoni is dark, mottled brownish-green in color. the body is long and cylindrical with short legs. 229 more words


An Axolotl with a Tale for Regenerative Medicine

Who would imagine that a salamander could offer clues for regenerating human limbs after amputation in an accident and on the battlefield, or even show how to thwart human cancer? 954 more words


Eusocial insects

“Great point about insects. Spooky levels of selflessness.”

Not all insects. Social insects. Or eusocial insects, in the parlance of the trade. I am not sure if there has been altruism observed among other insects, but among social insects a selfless sort of altruism, to the point of suicide, makes perfect sense because  reproduction is typically done via…

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Insects And Other Arthropods

My First Salamander

Salamanders are really, really cool. I mean-they are one of the earliest lineages of quadruped vertebrates, and they are capable of breathing through their skin, and many species are… 239 more words

Harnessing Heritage

The following is based on a talk that I gave recently with Rising Minds in London…

As a historian – by training and quite possibly by nature – who researches and lectures on the subject of fashion and who works with luxury fashion companies, I sometimes feel like a pilgrim in an unholy land. 1,063 more words

Fashion Commentary

Writing Through

This morning I’m filled with doubt. I doubt my skill at writing dialogue. I don’t feel included or capable of anything approaching the awesomeness of my compadres in the business of wordsmithing.  425 more words