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Today's Termites Offer Clues to Ancient Migrations Across Southeast Asia

The subterranean termite Macrotermes gilvus is widespread across Southeast Asia, and has been throughout modern times. But, absent today’s human-aided transport of species across the globe, how did such a ground-dwelling insect get from mainland Myanmar all the way out to the islands of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia? 440 more words

Entomology News

Placebos Can Enhance Creativity

There have been many posts on the benefits of placebos, so it should be no surprised that they can enhance creativity. The research report can be found at PLOS One, doi.org/gbwkrd. 387 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

The Fruit Fly

I’m walking on the treadmill this morning at the MAC Center earlier this week, something I actually do three days a week, and the conversation with the lady next to me turned to the Fruit Fly.  730 more words


Progress in Developing a Way to Diagnose CTE

Much of this post is based on an article by Rick Maese titled “Breakthrough may lead to ability to diagnose CTE in living football players in the Sports section of the 27 September 2017 issue of the Washington Post. 522 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Oldest direct evidence of humans in the Americas? — PLOS Paleo Community

This is a blog post I wrote for the PLOS Paleo Community on August 30, 2017. The original post can be accessed here.

Featured Image Credit: Nick Poole and Thomas Spamberg, Liquid Junge Lab. 689 more words

PLOS Paleo Community

Rising early career female academics and second-to-last authorship

Anyone wanna talk gender now?

Are female early career academics getting less credit for work done on behalf of (usually male) faculty who get unearned senior authorships? 1,496 more words

A dog ate the “fishy business" data for article in Science : What can be done?

Actually, not a dog, but it is an equally lame story: A thief allegedly made off with the only copy of the data from study critics claim never happened. 1,061 more words