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SnowSTAR-2012: Convergence

Sometimes in science everything just comes together, but not often. This time it did. What could have gone wrong in the campaign? Lots. The two biggest possibilities were that the weather could have been bad (Fig...

April 26, 2012 — Matthew Sturm

Spiders in Borneo: Thank you Sarawak

In our last few days in Borneo, Edy and I gave a public lecture at the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, a research institute that specializes on bioprospecting potential pharmaceuticals from forest plants and other organisms, using both traditional knowledge and high-tech testing methods...

April 23, 2012 — Wayne Maddison

Spiders in Borneo: Time traveller

How many of us have dreamed of using a time machine to see living dinosaurs in their Mesozoic prime? We are left with only lifeless fossil bones. How wonderful it would be to bring back a living dinosaur, or at least a preserved specimen, or even a photograph, or even the memory of a glaring eye!...

April 20, 2012 — Wayne Maddison

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