Film Reflection: Life On Location

“How do they film that?” I always ask. “How do they coordinate? What are they not showing me?” That is how I watch natural history documentaries in between the “ah! That's so cool!” and “hmm, interesting. I should look that up.” Then one day on Netflix I saw BBC Earth's 2009 Life: On Location, where …

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Pink Rhinos and Elephants?

Poisoning ivory horns tagged with pink dye to deter poachers. When I read this old news on Facebook, at first I thought, "How does this affect survival among other wild animals?" Then I remembered that this is limited to animals living in fence reserves and human kill far more than the lions do. Then there …

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From Hominins to Hadza: the Evolutionary Dental Approach

Originally posted and full article at Research Frontiers blog:    You usually do not think much about teeth. You brush them twice a day and use them to chew your food. But who would have thought that the texture of your teeth can tell scientists, now or give or take a few million years, what …

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Solar Cell Efficiency and Zinc Oxide

I contributed to an article featured at LiveScience.com! I'm excited about it since it is a product from my internship and the people I work with were encouraging, and the editor from LiveScience sounds pleased in his correspondence emails. Normally I consider myself a natural historian. I love the natural sciences in general and a few …

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Go Big or Go Full Frame

Recently I can across some articles on what might be the upcoming trend in photography, particularly a surprisingly intriguing post from Yahoo Tech. If you want more details, that would be the place to start. Conventionally, professional photographers use large cameras partly because a large sensor needs a large body. A large sensor needs less …

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National Geographic Photographer Michael Nichols Shares Conservation Stories

California's giant redwoods. Congo's mysterious forest elephants. Serengeti's lions and elephants. National Geographic's editor-at-large for photography, Michael Nichols, is notably a daring conservationist. Why? A single redwood tree cannot be photographed in one shot from the ground, air or a neighboring tree in a dense forest. It must be scaled with ropes, harnesses and pulleys. …

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