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Seven Things You Didn't Know About Ravens, Superbowl Edition

The triumph of corvids over numbers yesterday in the Super Bowl meant two things to me: first, that ornithology continues to trounce math in any contest that matters, and second, that I would have to follow up this weekend's groundhog post with a post about the amazingness of one of the most clever of winged critters.Here, then, are six seven things you didn't know about ravens.

February 4, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Acoustically Levitating Caprese Salad

Last night I was at a SuperBowl party and enjoyed many (maybe too many) delicious foods, including Insalata Caprese. This mozzarella, tomato, basil, salt, and olive oil concoction is a traditional summertime treat.

February 4, 2013 — Joanne Manaster

Laikipia Plateau: I have arrived

Well, I made it to Kenya successfully, seem to have conquered my jet lag, and am exciting about getting my fieldwork in motion. After spending a couple of days doing meetings and errands in Nairobi, I am headed off to my field site in the Laikipia District.

February 4, 2013 — Anne-Marie Hodge

Your Next Vacation: Quarantine on Grosse le

Grosse Ile is a place defined by disease. The two-mile long island is in the St. Lawrence River off the coast of Quebec, Canada. It functioned for over one hundred years as a quarantine station for victims of major infectious diseases.

February 4, 2013 — Caitlin Contag

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