Gurney Journey →
I am absolutely devouring this blog by Dinotopia artist James Gurney. The man is a giant. Not only is he a killer illustrator, but each of his posts has a deliciously useful or interesting nugget, AND he miraculously averages more than a post a day. Where does he find the time? I am in awe.
Eric Joisel, French Sculptor of Origami, Dies at... →
Very, very sad. Joisel was a fantastically talented artist and sculptor.
the NYTimes' Interactive Graphic of the Chilean... →
Incredible! One miner successfully rescued! My fingers are crossed for the safe return of the others. In the meantime, how about this interactive graphic from the NYTimes? I have a love/hate relationship with it. I like the graphic itself and the animation is neat, but hey, can I please zoom out so I can see the entire rescue shaft in relation to the surface and the trapped miners? Seriously,...
Oldest Evidence for Dinosaurs in Tiny Footprints :... →
This business of assigning footprints to specific species or worse, reconstructing animals based on their trackways is absurd. If a scientist ever asks you to do such a thing, please! Tell him/her what he should know already: this is just plain silly.
Ocean Life: Past, Present, and Future — Census of... →
Census of Marine Life is out today!
Census of Marine Life is out! →
We are in for a TREAT! The first Census of Marine Life, representing the work of 2700 scientists over 10 years, is officially published! Click the link above to ogle a selection of their stunning critter photos. One thing’s for certain: we have only scratched the surface of our oceans. So much remains to be discovered! We have our work cut out for us.