Tracks and Traces 02.20.11

Rats. Wearing pants. For SCIENCE.

Anthropologists trace human origins back to one large goat. Wait a minute… (via The Onion)

What does “loving life” really mean? Scott Sampson considers biophilia

At Smithsonian, my article “Everything You Wanted to Know About Dinosaur Sex

The Cornell Daily Sun profiles paleontologist Bruce MacFadden and his excellent work on fossil horses

Training a giraffe is a tall order

ScienceOnline 2012 will find a new home at NC State University

Anthropology goes Don Draper (and that’s a good thing)

Deborah Blum defends science blogs

Vampire spiders are drawn to the smell of human feet. But don’t worry; they’re not after us.

Breaking down an elephant

What happened when NESCent took Darwin on the road

Love it – A life-size giant squid, knitted out of plastic bags

Video: Striped tenrecs use special quills to call to each other

Top image from Edward Hitchcock’s Ichnology of New England.

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