Category Archives: Science

DIY olla planter for swamp milkweed

In my futile quest to attract monarch butterflies to my yard, I recently planted swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).  There are other kinds of milkweed (e.g., the orange-flowered A. tuberosa, butterfly weed) that you can plant here (Zone 7A), but adult monarchs … Continue reading

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Brown anole dewlap

Brown anole displaying its dewlap.  Not sure whether this was a male or female, though I’m sure anyone familiar with brown anoles would know instantly.  Males supposedly have bigger dewlaps and display them longer … but I only saw this … Continue reading

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CRC Press recalls book that plagiarized me

The book, Clear and Concise Communications for Scientists and Engineers, has been recalled by CRC Press due to plagiarism (of me).  Or at least they said it was going to be recalled: it is still available for purchase at CRC … Continue reading

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Adding photo credits to Powerpoint shows

UPDATE: please see this page for updated slides and additional tips. Here are tips for educators on how to attribute images in a Powerpoint slide deck (hit pause button to assert manual control of the slide advance).  The tips are … Continue reading

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