Category Archives: Burke

2013 Summer Fashion Trends: Taxonomy Edition

Picking the perfect t-shirt to showcase your taxonomic proclivities is an extremely important decision. With so many different options out there, choosing the one to best-fit your personal biases can be an intimidating and difficult decision. Some aspects to consider … Continue reading

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New Burke Herpetology Webpage

The Burke Herpetology website is new and improved thanks to the help of Cathy Britt (Digital Communications Specialist at the Burke). One of the many cool new additions is an Amphibian Q&A section, which includes answers to important questions like … Continue reading

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xkcd posts horned lizard art

Physics comedy blog xkcd has posted a simple and elegant figure depicting a horned lizard squirting blood (in color).  Excerpt from the post: ”Horned lizards shoot jets of blood from their eyes for distances of up to five feet. I don’t know why they do this … Continue reading

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1000 Word Challenge

Try to describe your research using only the 1000 most common words using the “UP-GOER FIVE TEXT EDITOR” We study animals and how they came to be from the same animals and then changed over time into different ones. Some … Continue reading

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Heidi’s Award

Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Heidi Rockney – she was recently awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship for her work on African frogs. Way to go Heidi!

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