Posted on August 3, 2013 by afarensis, FCD
The mushroom below is growing on a tree in my backyard. I know very little about botany in general and mushrooms in particular, so any help would be greatly appreciated. (more…)
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Posted on September 8, 2012 by afarensis, FCD
We had a very dry summer. But of late it has been quite rainy.
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Posted on August 15, 2007 by afarensis, FCD
This is pretty cool. Science Daily reports on a recent molecular dating study that looked at the evolutionary history of the plant family Proteaceae. From Science Daily:
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Posted on August 14, 2007 by afarensis, FCD
Science News Daily has an interesting story about the mutualism between the senita moth and the senita cactus. At least that’s what the title of the piece proclaims. The article is actually about the struggle of one scientist to make sense of the phenomena.
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Posted on July 19, 2007 by
National Geographic has a story about an orchid that has evolved to resemble a female wasp:
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Posted on June 20, 2007 by
This story is a little old. I meant to blog about it when I first heard of it, but got sidetracked. Native Seeds/SEARCH is a program designed to preserve the cultural heritage of native groups by saving and stockpilings seeds from their traditional crops:
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Posted on June 8, 2007 by afarensis, FCD
Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics has an interesting take on the paper about dinosaur hearing – anything that can combine bats and dinosaurs is okay in my book!
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Posted on May 30, 2007 by afarensis, FCD
Science Daily reports on an interesting piece of research that explains the evolution of inflorescences. The lead author is a computer scientist (which I mention because IDists frequently invoke computer science to support their claims).
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Posted on March 2, 2006 by afarensis, FCD
This is a companion piece to the previous post.
Studying the evolution of insects can be difficult because they don’t fossilize well. But there are ways to study insect evolution. All life affects it’s environment in one form or another. In some cases the affect can be large, in others small. Occassionally, these affects remain behind long after the organism that caused them has died. Animal footprints, such as those of two dinosaurs below (from Glen Rose trackway), are good examples.
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Posted on September 24, 2005 by afarensis, FCD
Henry’s Webiocosm has a cool idea (which I am shamelessly pilfering)! Learn something new about a random organism.
I learned about: Cambarus (Glareocola) brachydactylus a plant that inhabits tributaries of the Cumberland River in Tennessee.
What did you learn about?
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