Monthly Archives: September 2011

Slaving for someone else’s profit? Mike says NO!

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

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Rock climbing elephants (More of Mammal pic of the day 2)

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

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Dinopic of the day 6: B3, or Eldorado

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

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Places I’ve been, dinosaur I’ve seen 2

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

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Mammal pic of the day 2: Raising a lot of dust!

Three Elephas maximus females with a juvenile. Photo taken at Zoologische Garten Berlin.

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Mammal pic of the day 3: u gotta stand in line for dis!

Suricata suricatta in the Zoo Berlin.

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A revolution(?) – rather, a lesson in physics

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

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