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A new look

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You’ll notice a bit of a redesign underway here as I roll out a new theme. Most obvious, the site’s responsive theme now includes a solution for lighter imag...

An eleventh year of blogging

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I don’t have an official anniversary date for blogging. I had many false starts, and I spent a good part of 2004 developing the current iteration of the blog...

Photo: Wakarusa sunset

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I’ve seen some people’s glorious sunset pictures from around the world the last few days. Here’s one from eastern Kansas last week:

Some 2013 highlights

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As the new year begins, I thought I would link to some stories that struck me over the last year. I’m inspired by Kate Wong, who has summarized her top human...

Charitable gifting

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It’s getting close to the holiday season, and many of us are doing a lot of gift shopping. Every so often I like to remind readers that they can click on Ama...

Into Africa

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I have a lot to say about the new study of African genomes by Joseph Lachance and colleagues Lachance:2012, which I think is tremendously exciting, along wit...

Thanks for donations!

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I just want to take a moment to thank all of you who have made donations to the site through the PayPal link. I don’t get notified about all of these when th...

My Romanian translation

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I’m pleased to note that my diet category now is available in a Romanian translation. The translation is courtesy of Alexander Ovsov, and although it is not ...

Blogs rank high in online education

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This morning I read a notice from our Division of Continuing Studies, pointing to how their online resource library had received more than one million visits...

Thanks to all you Canadians!

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I have heard from a number of Canadian readers who wondered whether they could use my Amazon affiliate links. I didn’t fully understand the localization – as...

Buy at home

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Just a reminder – if you haven’t found everything on your shopping list, you can use my links to Amazon, which will put some money in my server account witho...

Kindle Fire

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If you’re going to check out a Kindle Fire anyway, you can use my link, which gives me 6 percent of the purchase, with no additional cost to you. I love my K...

The new look

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I’ve spent the last week or two updating my system and reorganizing the database underlying the site. You’ll find a new look here that offers many advantages...

Ascending the Altai

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On July 3, around 20 scientists left Novosibirsk by van to drive out to the permanent field camp at Denisova Cave in the low Altai mountains. The place is 52...

Tweeting from Denisova

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By the miracle of Amazon, I have been using my Kindle 3G to tweet from the Altai. It is far from an ideal blogging tool, so I will keep this to a short updat...

Out of range

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I have now reached Novosibirsk and will be offline for a bit more than a week. In the interim, this may be interesting: “ScienceOnline2011 interview with Jo...

Thanks to all

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I want to take a moment to thank everyone whose generous donations have allowed me to pay for the site hosting and upkeep. Everyone who uses my Amazon links ...

Did Gould's ghost destroy my garage?

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So…yesterday I posted a link and commentary on a new paper showing Stephen Jay Gould had seriously erred in his argument that Samuel Morton’s data were fudge...

Darwin Day 2011 pictures

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Darwin Day was a huge success here in Madison. We had a crowd of several hundred people, including families doing our “Tree of Life” hands-on activities, and...

UW Darwin Day activities

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The rest of this week is Darwin Day here at the University of Wisconsin. I have a bunch of local readers, and I want to make sure the word is out about all ...

Thanking Reader readers

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I just want to quickly thank all you readers who are following the site on Google Reader. I’ve been doing an audit of my stats from different sources, and I ...

Thanks to all the link followers

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This is the time of year that a lot of people are buying gifts for friends and family. Some of my readers have long been in the habit of using my Amazon purc...

Mitochondrial catchphrases

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I love the first day of the month, because my web stats update at 3:00 am, giving me a more or less random midnight slice of my visitors. Over a longer time,...

New Year predictions, 2010 edition

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I’ve had a tradition throughout the blog of making annual predictions at the beginning of each year. In 2006 and 2007, I did pretty well: upward of 50 percen...

O. M. says

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Happy New Year, from One Million B. C.:

My Leiden adventure

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I’ve just returned from a week in Leiden, the old university city of the Netherlands. I was a guest of the archaeology faculty, in particular Wil Roebroeks a...

Silent running

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It’s a long blog silence, but I’m jet-lagged and really not thinking very clearly. So there’ll be more tomorrow.

Ardipithecus bloggingheads

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Today, Science Saturday on bloggingheads.tv is a conversation between Razib Khan and me. We had a fun conversation about Ardipithecus and the recent study of...

Who's your favorite hominin?

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Yes, I know, hominin is driving me crazy, too. It’s a taxonomic diktat of breathtaking doofery, but I think we’re stuck with it. So I’ve been writing it to ...

Spam

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I accidently left comments open on a couple of these posts, and it’s unbelievable how many Viagra ads got through in a few days. My apologies to those who le...

My mailbag

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Did you know I have a mailbag? I post letters from time to time, off the front page. I put a link over on the sidebar there, beneath the FAQ.

Out of town

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I’m out of town this week, which means that (a) the Boneyard is delayed, and (b) there are actually some interesting arising topics that I haven’t been able ...

Science Pub

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Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure to be the entertainment at the first Madison Science Pub, sponsored by the Wisconsin Citizens for Science. Science Pub ...

Busy….

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I’m busier than usual today, preparing for a talk tomorrow. If you’re free at noon and in the Social Science Building, it’s titled:

E-mail foibles

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I’ve just finished cleaning up more than 1000 messages left in my 2008 e-mail inbox. I am always careful to say in my FAQ that I don’t respond to every e-mai...

Them hot legs again

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Would you believe, I’ve started to get a fair amount of Google traffic for the search term, “hot legs”?

Site maintenance

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I’m doing site maintenance today, so things may look funny for a little bit, or be inaccessible for short periods.

Search the site

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If you look to the top of the left sidebar, you’ll see that I’ve enabled a search box. This is a pretty good search function, I’ve been testing it for some t...