Monthly Archives: September 2011
Mike Taylor of SVPOW and Giraffatitan fame has published an article on why we should stop reviewing for for-profit journals in Time Higher Education. How this came about is described here. As an ardent fan of open access publishing I … Continue reading
I promised more shots of the juvenile elephant in the Berlin Zoo. Here’s how he got back down from the rock he had climbed on, and some musings on an elephant locomotion study. There is a Current Biology paper from … Continue reading
B3 = Berlin bone basement – or maybe rather bone dungeon? It does have an oppressive feel for some people. On the other hand, it has a certain magic, especially with the unopened crates from Tendaguru. Here’s a view of … Continue reading
Previously, I started describing my coolest-ever summer trip, which involved a stay in NY at the AMNH. There’s much more to show and tell about the AMNH exhibitions than I could fit into my two previous posts, but continuing that … Continue reading
Three Elephas maximus females with a juvenile. Photo taken at Zoologische Garten Berlin.
Suricata suricatta in the Zoo Berlin.
About a week ago the latest issue of the venerable and patriarchal journal Palaeontographica, Abt. A: Palaeozoology – Stratigraphy fell into my hands. The first thing I noticed was the decidedly odd journal title: why on earth, when they decided … Continue reading
Continuing from here, more of the Sauriermuseum‘s wonderful Camarasaurus “E.T.”. Below is a panorama image (*blush*) calculated from three pictures. Back when I took these I had a 35-135 mm zoom as the shortest lens for my camera. It produced … Continue reading
Here’s the reason for the blogging semi-hiatus: Lionel and his Mom are well!
Due to a new mammals from Berlin, Germany, blogging will be slow for the next few days. I have some Pic of the Day posts set up for your enjoyment.