Forgot I Changed My Username and Password

I haven’t been able to get into my blog for months. Tried forgot my username, forgot my password with no result. I finally stumbled across a page in a notebook with my old username and my new username and new password. Apparently, I had changed both after my last post. D’oh!

The Death of Arecibo

Apparently, the radio telescope at Arecibo is no more. According to This item on Phys.org the radio telescope has completely collapsed. “The telescope’s 900-ton receiver platform and the Gregorian dome—a structure as tall as a four-story building that houses secondary reflectors—fell onto the northern portion of the vast reflector dish more than 400 feet below. […]

What You Can Learn From Bone Fragments: Porotic Hyperostosis And Meat Eating

I meant to write about this article back when it first came out in 2012. As you can see from the title, I was going to use it as part of my “What You Can Learn From Bone Fragments” series. In rereading the article and doing a little research to refresh my memory I have […]

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more

So, it has been about six years since I have done any blogging and I have decided it is time to start writing again. A lot has changed since I blogged on a regular basis. A lot of the blogs on my blogroll are defunct. Academia.edu and Research Gate have made finding papers much easier. […]

Laetoli Museum Closer To Reality

Laetoli, for those who don’t know, is the home of hominin footprints that are around 3.6 million years old. The footprints have posed a preservation problem to the paleoanthropology community – something I have written about here and here. Phys.Org has a press release on the subject: In many ways the museum is the brainchild […]

Project Nim

I first wrote about Nim back in June of 2008 when I reviewed the book Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human by Elizabeth Hess. In September of 2011 I mentioned that a documentary had been made based on the book by Hess. HBO aired the documentary last night and is airing it again […]

Whale Watching

I am still busy researching the promised post on whales, in the meantime, this is pretty entertaining – and creepy

The Future Of This Blog

After being on hiatus for quite awhile I have been feeling the urge to write again. A large part of the reason for the hiatus was frustration at obtaining the science articles on the subjects I wanted to write about. Since I’m not in Academia I am dependent on an article being open access or […]

Thinking About Restarting Blog

Feedback would be appreciated.

Know Your Hominin: A.L. 666-1

A.L. 666-1 was discovered in 1994 in Hadar, Ethiopia. It dates to ~2·33 MYA and has been attributed to Homo habilis. A number of Oldowan flakes and choppers were found as well. (From Kimbel et al 1996) Literature Kimbel et al 1996 Late Pliocene Homo and Oldowan Tools from the Hadar Formation (Kada Hadar Member), […]