Of Crocodiles and Cows

A study conducted by the University of Tennessee has found evidence of ‘arboreality’ among various species of crocodile across the world, meaning that the reptiles we assumed could only be a lurking threat beneath the murky surface of the water can actually climb trees, as well. According to the study, tree climbing is most common…

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New Windows

Here’s a good thought project for next time there’s nothing on the TV: Designing new ways of observing things you would like to see. What do you do to study creatures that don’t travel in packs or flocks, don’t use calls or song to communicate, and which can be very susceptible to rapid injury or…

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Of Whisky and Frogs

We have a radio station programmed into our media player, a quirky French station called Swing FM, ‘la radio du Hot-Club de Limoges’. They play a round-robin mix of jazz, swing, gospel, boogie and blues, almost all of it American and much of it pre-1955. I had it playing yesterday and this great whisky song…

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