Glad to know Matt weathered this storm– let’s hope they do as well in the coming one(s).
Reid is up to his ass in metaphorical alligators but is well and we hope for his return soon.I am now writing three more (long) chapters for my at- some- time- to- be- revealed project that has been consuming my time since April. I am being neurotically perfectionist about it. I must. The hawk was briefly in the air but the truck has been broken down all week which gets in the way of that. Fall and first frost feel imminent.
Stingray has new tattoos of deep- sea life. (There are also internal links to LabRat’s Neotropical wildlife.) On their main page is Stingray’s eloquent INFORMED dismantling of the Large Hadron Collector’s doomsayers.
Wildlife: Carel Brest van Kempen does a takedown of the WSJ piece I linked to earlier on Komodo dragons. Carel knows more about them than most– has been there and done the science, and some of the things they said are just flat untrue. I expect better of the WSJ. Nice pic of Carel with a dragon too!
And other cats. I thought this was satirical and would end in carnage, but it is actually rather heart- warming, though as they say don’t try this at home. The white- bearded guy is George Adamson so it is old. Remember, lions ATE his famous wife.
At the NYT, my favorite bio- journalist, Carl Zimmer, tells us how invaders may actually increase biodiversity. John Haskell— if you are out there, check in on this!
Walter Hingley gave this link to a YouTube of a robot “dog”. It is fascinating but it creeps me out too– the giant housefly sound effects and its headlessness make it more resemble an enormous alien insect. I sort of wanted a huge flyswatter.