Monthly Archives: May 2013

Darwin didn’t write that. It was that guy George

It’s quite nice when a project you think is important gets good press coverage (see SFBT, Wired, Notes from Nature & Calbug), but be ready for others to reinterpret facts for you. Here I just want to clarify that Charles … Continue reading

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Help wanted: Public needed to uncover clues in natural history collections

Click this link: Public needed to uncover clues in natural history collections. Please spread the word! invite public outside natural history collections community to visit NfN.

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My cyber-pterosticoid space larva tattoo

Why yes it is a stylized cybernetic third instar Pterostichus larva stepping across a rip in space to snatch a supernova from the middle of a star life cycle.  Thanks for noticing. It may seem to be mere vainglory,  but … Continue reading

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Visitor to the new beetle bunker

I had my first official out of town carabidologist visit the collection in the newly acquired space I have dubbed the “Beetle Bunker”. Visiting was Roman Dudko from Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals SB RAS. Roman works mostly … Continue reading

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Shapely beetles on Notes from Nature

  By Kip Will (Associate Professor, UCB) and Joo Hee Park (Undergraduate working on CalBug) BACKGROUND: The CalBug images you see on Notes from Nature include the preserved insect specimen with its collection event data. Although the focus of most … Continue reading

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