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Did NYC rats survive hurricane Sandy?

How many of the NYC rats survived hurricane Sandy? This question has been asked in the wake of Sandy's flooding of lower and east Manhattan. See, for example, articles in Huffington Post Green, Forbes, National Geographic, Business Insider, Mother Nature Network and NYMag.The short answer is: some rats drowned, some survived.The complicated question, how many drowned and how many survived, is probably impossible to answer...

October 31, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#2012SVP - what do Vertebrate Paleontologists talk about?

If you are not a vertebrate paleontologist, or play one on TV, what do you think vertebrate paleontologists do?If you were a kid who knew all dinosaur names, but now only remember that period occasionally when paleontology appears in the media, what would you expect you'd hear if you suddenly appeared at the annual meeting of the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology?You may have missed it, but I was there, so I will tell you...

October 21, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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