Monthly Archives: December 2012


The impala: a common antelope but with tremendous grace and speed and one of my favorite African mammals.

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Central American primate distributions

I was recently cleaning out files on my computer when I stumbled across some maps that I had created two years ago for a class presentation. These maps show the species distributions for all Central American primates, and they are … Continue reading

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AAPA cities

The annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) takes place in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2013. After checking the website, I saw that the AAPA keeps a list of past meeting locations, among other things. How often have the … Continue reading

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How do swarms of pedestrians, each with unique origins and destinations, maintain order in crowded urban environments? An article in last week’s Sunday Times explores this question and describes (but never mentions by name) the “boids” model by Craig Reynolds. In this … Continue reading

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Watts, amps, and volts

At some point in your life, you may find yourself in dire need to centrifuge baboon blood during a power outage. Time is sensitive, so waiting for power to return is not an option. Luckily, you have a solar-powered system … Continue reading

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