I just saw this cute video of a professional magician playing tricks with dogs. It is striking to me just how much the dogs expect the treat to be there, to have fallen to the
John Fairbairn, a Canadian Olympian competing in the Skeleton, has an awesome helmet! Original (plus other great helmets) found at Behold the awe-inspiring beauty of the Canadian skeleton team’s helmets. And here’s Fairbairn with an
I just love the individuality of all those faces. Original image found in Yahoo article, Chimp Genetic History Stranger Than Humans’. And for a nice piece on animal subjectivity, see Brandon Keim’s Being a Sandpiper:
A fire tornado! Tesla coils playing music! Exploding microwaves! That’s the X-Labs at the University of South Florida, a student initiative to promote science and engineering. Take stage production, add in social media skills, and
Today I was speaking with my graduate students on the basic format of a peer-reviewed paper, and how following that format will help with the inevitable criticisms that come from peer review. I immediately recalled
Kelli Hayes, a graduate student in my Neuroanthropology class, brought this wonderful brain cake in for everyone yesterday. She made the frosting from marshmallow fondant – marshmallows, powdered sugar, and water – providing an icing
Kelsey Siepser, my niece as well as an accomplished actor and artist in LA, sent me this photo of the Darwin Altar she saw at the Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Hollywood Forever
Bad enough that we anthropologists have to compete with the clothing line Anthropologie. Now real competition shows up, a genuine cultural phenomenon. Anthros are becoming furries in popular internet parlance – anthropomorphized versions of humans.
This evening I find myself in the unusual spot where my wonderful mother – gone many a year now – provides inspiration again, in the unlikeliest of ways. Who knew that some (only some!) of
Funny video! Ben Miller’s stirring rendition of Randall Munroe’s “Every Major’s Terrible, ” of course from the webcomic xkcd! Here’s the YouTube Link and the original cartoon too.