Category Archives: Our Primate Nature

sometimes you’re the bug

This is dedicated to poor Melania – too bad you hitched your lovely planet to a pathetically sad & narcissistic star. I totally love that Michelle Obama is your inspiration though. Thank you Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler for reminding us … Continue reading

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The Safety Hype of Driverless Cars

Have I already mentioned somewhere that we humans love our mobility? In addition to having a key role in human primate evolution, the mobility goal of ‘more, better, faster’ was a big theme during my two decades at the Regional … Continue reading

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The Last Super Bowl

It’s 2030, the 110th year anniversary of the NFL & the year of Super Bowl LXIV. Unbelievably, Super Bowl 64 was the last Super Bowl. It wasn’t even televised. Looking back, 2015 stood out as a turning point in the … Continue reading

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Making Peace with Ants

Got ants?!… .. ….. …….  .. … ….  .. ….. . . … ….  …… … ….   ..   ……..  .. OK…it’s the drought. It’s the rain. It’s global warming. No really, it’s those ineffective ant stakes. Or just … Continue reading

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What’s so special about Homo naledi?

Unless you live in a cave yourself, it would’ve been hard to miss the big news about a new kind of hominin recently unearthed from deep inside a nearly-inaccessible South African one: Homo naledi. The fossilized bones of this newly-discovered … Continue reading

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Grandmothers & Other Newly Remarkable Hominins

Back in the studio after a summer hiatus, greedily chomping on multi-colored cows, tractors & bunnies, a (really only-slightly-satisfying) snack that ended up in the computer bag after rejection by the 6-year old grandson. Well, he at least demonstrated his own … Continue reading

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Dig Those Roots

There’re so many amazing science stories in the daily news – it’s hard to keep up. Yeah yeah – now you know my pathetic excuse for another two-month post-lapse. Since we all know the topic I love most though, I … Continue reading

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