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Fencepost hawks by Chris Clarke

I drove twelve hundred fifty miles this weekend, a quick trip to Oakland and then back again. Our anniversary. Six years. From 1990 through 1998 I lived with my ex-wife and Zeke in an apa...






Once a Marine Protected Area Is Created, What Happens Next?

In the Cook Islands, a former rugby star is working with rural villagers to shape the world’s second-largest MPA.


Recombinant DNA technologies

Image Source On Monday we had the opportunity to connect with the Gene Technology Access Centre via the video conferencing equipment, Polycom. Nicole and Frazer facilitated a great sessio...






Amusing Monday: Baby turtles race for the sea

The sand was smooth and still. Waves lapped at the distant shoreline. A sign, stuck in the sand, stated, “Do not disturb. Sea turtle nest.” That was the scene on a beach in the Florida Ke...


The Immigrant

Because when you are a polar bear living in the 21st century, the struggle is indeed real.   Props: Omar Malik, Monte Kawahara, Ben Goldfarb, Geoff Giller, Mwanzaa Brown.



Time to put significance out of its misery

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll be no stranger to my views on what I believe is one of the most abused, and therefore now meaningless, words in scientif...



The Patch Burn quiz: 1 question, 6 choices. Which will you vote for?

I didn’t intend to write this blog. I started to write another post on patch mosaic burning. But I got stumped by a simple question. I realized that the blog I intended to write would fou...


’No-Hassle Veg’ at the Barbecue

It's a pool party! It's a production party! And it's going to be a barbecue with lots of liquor! As a raw vegan on set, I try to remain no-hassle. Because whining never gets anyone more w...


’No-Hassle Veg’ at the Barbecue

It's a pool party! It's a production party! And it's going to be a barbecue with lots of liquor! As a raw vegan on set, I try to remain no-hassle. Because whining never gets anyone more w...


Parallel Teachings from Youth and Nature: Sharing, Reciprocity and Working Within Limits

Once weekly, I tutor Spanish to a 15-year-old girl from Tesuque Pueblo, New Mexico. The extra hour is aimed at boosting her competence in grammar, vocabulary and listening comprehension. ...