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A few bits and bobs (OK, mostly links)

A few things have cropped up in the last couple of days that are worth commenting on, but not necessarily needing a whole post each, so I’ll just cram them all together here.

Having just put up a bunch of posts on the importance of science communication and science education I have been directed to this little site: ‘why science’ which seems to be dealing with the same issue directly from academics. It’s clearly not been going long and will soon add up to quite a resource, but it well worth checking out.

In a similar vein, a contributor to why science, Dr Adam Rutherford is the presented of this great half-hour feature on teaching evolution in UK schools, based at the Guardian newspaper (home, of course, of bad science). I found it most interesting and there were some great ideas in there of interest, I think, to any teacher of evolution.

That piece in turn featured

Finally, coming up shortly this week, a guest post on a little known stegosaurian by my friend Dr Susie Maidment. And just to make sure this post isn’t completely dull, have a photo of a nice picture of an IVPP shipping crate with a little theropod stencil on it. It’s actually vaguely relevant as it’s from the IVPP’s storage site out in the Beijing suburbs that I hope to visit again this week to collect some pterosaur skulls, check soem dromaeosaur teeth and take a few photos of sauropod bones. No rest for the wicked.dsc_0032

A triumphant return

Well, apart from the endless hold-ups and issues of trying to get into Beijing from 1000 km away during the olympics – joy. Still, I made it back yesterday and have been desperately catching up on 3 weeks worth of e-mails since, plus in less than a week I am off to Mexico for a full month with my ptero-buddy Dino Frey. As a result you can probably gues how busy I am with both a backlog of stuff to clear out and various upcoming things that I want to try and take care of before I leave.

As promised you will shortly get a flurry of posts of things I held back during my absence and I suspect I will have better internet access in Mexico than Inner Mongolia and thus hopefully I can put up a post or two when we cross through some towns and cities. I will at least try and get a few posts up about the fieldwork with some pretty pictures but do bear with me and remember that I will shortly be away again and this time for longer.

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