Film Reflection: Africa

One of BBC Earth’s TV miniseries, Africa features the staples of intensive camera work and David Attenborough. The six-episode series released in 2013 travels between the Kalahari Desert, eastern savanna, Congo rainforest, southern Cape, Sahara, and a thematic episode focused on conservation and Africa’s future. African wildlife and wilderness are full of jungle and safari…

Film Reflection: Wildest Middle East

After reading What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Islam & Modernity in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis and watching Rory Stewart’s The Great Game (incredible dual documentaries on imperialism and Afghan independence) on Netflix (the first is also on YouTube), I continued the theme and watched an installment on one of my favorite natural history…

Unpopular Vestigial Structure

Science classes from middle school up to the second year of university, popular science books, and many internet sources cling to cliche examples. Don’t talk to me about the bottleneck effect and use cheetahs as an example–just don’t. If you’re a complete nerd like me and constantly prowl for something new to learn, finding a…