Monthly Archives: October 2013

The botfly professor and his antique Chinese shadow puppets

Our local library recently hosted a talk by a retired microbiology professor, Shan De Liu. He has worked on, among other things, zoonoses, particularly the botfly. If you don’t know what that is, check out its grossness (and fascinating facts) … Continue reading

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Mothless in moth week

The last full week of July every year is National Moth Week in the US. If you live in the US, you can participate in various activities to up your moth appreciation index and contribute data to various moth projects. … Continue reading

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For sale: TARDIS on acreage

Seen out the back of Mullumbimby (inland of Byron Bay) on the weekend … [Update: You can get inside a TARDIS on Google Maps – just follow the instructions here.] I’m pleased with my new “My family” stickers (available from … Continue reading

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