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Blogging for Old Bones

Blogging for Old Bones

Every six weeks or so, I write a post for Old Bones, the blog of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Here are links to my blogs, in reverse chronological order: May 2017: The ups and downs of international fieldwork based on my experiences working in Chile and Bolivia. April 2017: Some thoughts about submitting an abstract for the Society […]

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Recycling Bottle Caps

Recycling Bottle Caps

Other than water, beer is my beverage of choice. Although more and more craft beers are available in cans, at least half of the beer I drink comes in a bottle. Bottles are easy to recycle, but what about the metal caps? Metal cans are obviously recyclable, but most material recovery facilities have difficulties sorting out small objects […]

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Portable Gymnastics Rings

Portable Gymnastics Rings

If you’re familiar with CrossFit, then you know that gymnastic rings are essential for many workouts. I’ve been doing CrossFit since 2005, but I never joined a CrossFit gym. As a consequence, I came up with a ring setup that I can carry with me and install as needed – usually at 121 Fitness on the CWRU campus or in our workout […]

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Recycling Dehumidifier Water

Recycling Dehumidifier Water

Our 1920s home has a typical Heights basement that is humid much of the year. As a consequence, we use a dehumidifier to keep it at a reasonable level. (I’d prefer to not have to use a dehumidifier, but life is full of compromises.) Instead of just dumping all that water down the drain, I rigged up […]

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Ask a Master Gardener

Ask a Master Gardener

Have a question about caring for your lawn, growing tomatoes, pruning an apple tree, or identifying an insect? If so, you can submit your question to Ask a Master Gardener and it will be answered by an Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer like me. Master Gardener Volunteers are trained in a wide variety of horticultural […]

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Origins Science Scholars Videos

Origins Science Scholars Videos

One of the many activities sponsored by the Institute for the Science of Origins at Case Western Reserve University is the Origins Science Scholars program. This 7-week program is held each semester and features presentations by local scientists followed by dinner and conversation. All of the talks are available online and are also broadcast on WVIZ/PBS ideastream. I’ve given three […]

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Sheltopusik (<em>Ophisaurus apodus</em>)

Sheltopusik (Ophisaurus apodus)

The sheltopusik, also known as the European legless lizard, certainly does not look like a lizard at first glance; it is long, thin, and lacks any functional limbs. As a result, it is commonly mistaken for a snake. (It’s name, in fact, means “snake lizard.”) Not having limbs does not make something a snake, however. […]

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Science Café Cleveland

Science Café Cleveland

Science Café Cleveland is an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about science and scientific research in a fun and informal atmosphere of good food, good beer, and good conversation. It takes place on the second Monday evening of every month. For many years, it met at the Tasting Room  at Great […]

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Society for the Study of Mammalian Evolution (SSME)

Society for the Study of Mammalian Evolution (SSME)

The Journal of Mammalian Evolution is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to studies on the comparative morphology, molecular biology, paleobiology, genetics, developmental and reproductive biology, biogeography, systematics, ethology and ecology, and population dynamics of mammals and the ways that these diverse data can be analyzed for the reconstruction of mammalian evolution. The journal publishes high-quality peer-reviewed […]

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