Tracks and Traces 01.29.11

Kate Clancy has an ace post on ‘The Dilemma of Women in Science and Blogging‘ over at Neuron Culture. A must-read.

Sometimes the best reviews are the shortest ones – Pterosaur.net presents a three-letter review of the new documentary Flying Monsters 3D

Willo the dinosaur loses heart

Want to know more about “The Thrilling Whale Threesome”? Scicurious has you covered

The title says it all: “Hutton’s Unconformicake

I love bone-crushing carnivorans. Paleontologist Jack Tseng talks about their evolutionary history in this video lecture

The Biodiversity Heritage Library blog recently picked 1901’s Animals of the Past as their book of the weekpicked 1901’s Animals of the Past as their book of the weekpicked 1901’s Animals of the Past as their book of the week. Restorations of extinct animals sure have come a long way

NPR’s Robert Krulwich riffs on my ‘Giant Killer Storks’ post. I love the accompanying illustrations!

Scientific American re-runs a 1911 article on rats and plague

Time for a change in science journalism?“, John Rennie asks. “Hell yes!”, says I.

Evolution in action: island-isolated clouded leopard populations are genetically distinct

Why are big bears always portrayed as being angry? Arcototherium, “O megaurso dos Pampas

New book for Gould fans – The Science and Humanism of Stephen Jay Gould

In National Geographic, Carl Zimmer has a great new feature on the evolution of feathers (and feather-like structures). See also: National Geographic TV’s “Dinomorphosis” gallery

Comics + Science = Awesome. Ryan Haupt reviews Evolution: The Story of Life on EarthRyan Haupt reviews Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth

Top Image: The dinosaur track type Brontozoum giganteum, from Edward Hitchcock’s Ichnology of New England.

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