Monthly Archives: September 2012

more MfN bone cellar

Here’s what I am always tempted to call ‘The Stash': unopened containers from Tendaguru What these are was excellently described by Gerhard Maier in his excellent 2003 book African Dinosaurs Unearthed: the Tendaguru Expeditions, so I’ll be lazy and just … Continue reading

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some more Wyoming dinosaurs

We didn’t find much in the Aathal Museum’s Dana Quarry part this summer, but there are abundant finds still to make. Some finds from within the quarry I showed earlier; today I’ll show you a find made on the same … Continue reading

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DigitalFossil 2012 is over – I get to live again

Phew – it is all done and nobody died! just kidding…… DigitalFossil 2012 took place from Sunday through Wednesday, and saw me running around the labyrinth called Museum für Naturkunde Berlin like someone possessed. I had excellent help for the … Continue reading

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DigitalFossil 2012 – the final countdown

Only three more days until DigitalFossil 2012 starts on Monday morning! As one of my colleagues said: Be there or be analog! Not unexpectedly, the last few days are rather crazy. Or, more precisely, batshit insane! Stuff like people cancelling … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 33: gorillas (no sh*t!)

Ivo has three wives with him in the same enclosure. At 27 years old, Mpenzi is three years older than Ivo, whereas Bibi is 15, and Djambala only 11. There is also 55 year old Fatou, but she has her … Continue reading

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when the sh*t hits the……..

….. glass! a view from the other side: and here a total, including two of my children, that will tell you something about why I am posting this shit: find photos of the perpetrator below the fold. I guess you … Continue reading

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Must read article: predatory OA publishers (again)

I’ve written about this before; here’s now J. Beall’s take for nature. Predatory publishers are corrupting open access and Jeff Beall is right on target!

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