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Time travelling through Olorgesailie

The fascinating metropolis of ancient ancestors

Above: Mt Olorgesailie decked in cloud and wild flowers – copyright Rupi Mangat 5 May 2018

Published: Saturday magazine… 929 more words


Gigantic, gigantic, gigantic, a big, big, love

Biologoandre – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34070787

Gauromydas heros

There’s a joke that references someone who owns an overly large dog that goes – Question – “Where does he sleep?” Answer – “Wherever he wants!”, and I imagine it is pretty much the same for Gauromydas heros, our largest fly Olympian representing Brazil, but with a slightly wider Neotropical distribution including Bolivia, Columbia, Uruguay and Surinam amongst others. 219 more words


Live at the fly Olympics

My year as a Winston Churchill Fellow (2018)

So here we go, the ultimate hard sell, unless flies are of interest to you professionally or you are a nature conservationist. 433 more words


... and we're here to help.

It’s become such a cliché that it has become a punch line in many movies and television shows:  “We’re from the government, and we’re here to help.”  Has it always been that way?  602 more words


Giants Of The World. The Legends. The Slide-show.

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… have indeed sparked the interest… and Calculator… too… of…

…Dedicated Researcher/Author…

…THOMAS KARL DIETRICH, who took the time… and Calculator, to hand and to task indeed. 694 more words

Science + Technology

National Portrait Gallery Unveils Obama Portraits

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn’t hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait. 351 more words


Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Paintings Unveiled At National Portrait Gallery

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Smithsonian has unveiled the portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, to be displayed in the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. 724 more words