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 are fabric quality, t-shirt fit, sizing and colors. I scored this epic t-shirt at the annual herpetology meetings in Albuquerque. The shirt is a must-have for anyone that has blind hatred for any and all taxonomic changes in squamate phylogeny.
Phylogenetic analyses can take a long time to finish. Instead of starting over from scratch after crashing your computer try to resume your MCMC analysis where you left off. Here’s how it works in BEAST2.0/SNAPP:
>BEAST2.0 -threads 4 -resume -seed 1373461217289 -statefile /Users/leache/SNAPP/phryno.xml.state phryno.xml
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 “what happens if you kiss a frog?” Thanks to Heidi Rockney for writing all of the Q&A’s.
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 because whenever I reach the phrase “shoot jets of blood from their eyes” in an article I just stop there and stare at it until I need to lie down.”
Photo from the the 5th annual workshop on Computational Molecular Evolution.
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK.
Participants of CoME5