Category Archives: general science

Mammals March Madness and slight silliness from your bloggers

It’s time for Mammals March Madness, the tournament in which animals battle for supremacy based on their physiology and behavior, with a little bit of luck thrown in just as you would want in any competition. Note: This is a … Continue reading

Categories: bloggery, fossils, general science

Scenic Saturday: A Special Place and Time

A few weeks ago, on an afternoon in London, I took in the Thames and then headed a few miles down river to Greenwich and the Royal Observatory, a prime attraction for map nerds around the world. Unfortunately, my visit … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, general science, photos

Drawing sharp boundaries in a fuzzy world

Humans are natural splitters. We have an innate tendency to look at the world and mentally sort everything into different categories, and grades, and entities: this is one thing, that is another; it was this, now it’s that. Our perception … Continue reading

Categories: general science, geology

What is a manned space programme actually for?

I bet more people currently know the name of a valiant little Mars rover than know the names of the current astronauts on the ISS.
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Categories: general science, planets, ranting

Geospatial data and the web (#scio10 preparation)

What’s available, what should be available, what tools do we need to use them?
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Categories: fieldwork, general science, geology