(aka playing with prefixes) Dear reader(s), I won’t lie…2016 was a rough year for me (and many others). It was a year of lost friends and lost hopes, of rejection and disillusionment. It was a year of drought and 14 hour field days and many, many 70 hour work weeks. I know I didn’t post […]
Wouldn’t you want one around? This is growing in our greenhouse and I just had to share these crazy looking flowers.
Slime molds can share learned knowledge: https://news.cnrs.fr/articles/brainless-slime-can-share-learned-knowledge Are Santas elves derived from dwarves? This post investigates: https://scifundchallenge.org/ecotome/2015/12/24/phylogeny-of-elves-finds-that-santas-elves-are-actually-dwarves/ It snowed in the Sahara (NB: I made the mistake of reading the comments and no, this does not in any way disprove climate change, see earlier posts with convincing evidence of climate warming globally)! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/12/21/everyone-was-stunned-snow-falls-in-sahara-desert-town-for-first-time-in-37-years/ Migrating insects […]
My mother is a novelist and she asked me to write her a guide to writing productivity for Christmas. She and I have very different writing styles…I’m a scientist and a large portion of my job is writing (be it grants, proposals, or papers). Her main problem is discipline. Writing for her isn’t a job […]
These guys are such good snake mimics! I love how they even imitate eye shine… This is the second one of these I found this year! (PS this is from October) So here are a ton of photos of this cute little guy! Hairy carpenter hands Calloused carpenter hands Ok my hands are not nearly […]
From the autumn! Also, might I add that my friend who got hit by a drunk driver three years ago completed this hike and I am very proud of him. He took some of these photos but I don’t remember which ones, so I’ll throw them all in together. We have a very different photographic […]
I attended a seminar about fungi a while back (I seem to have acquired a long posting backlog), and I thought I’d share some of the fun facts that I didn’t know! Fungi have always been a little mysterious, and I’m always looking for some fun-gi to hang out with!* The headers in bold are […]