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Stories by Arielle Duhaime-Ross

Previously Unknown Mammal Spent Decades Hiding in Plain Sight

Previously Unknown Mammal Spent Decades Hiding in Plain Sight

As fans of the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation know, skulls and teeth can provide excellent forensic clues. Yet any taxonomist will tell you that hard-boiled detectives and forensic scientists are far from the only ones to appreciate the investigative powers of craniums and pearly whites.

August 20, 2013 — Arielle Duhaime-Ross
Souvenir Seafood Menus Offer Glimpse into Hawaii’s Oceans of Old

Souvenir Seafood Menus Offer Glimpse into Hawaii’s Oceans of Old

Kyle Van Houtan, a marine ecologist at Duke University and a researcher for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has spent the last few months scouring libraries, Web sites and private collections for Hawaiian restaurant menus dating as far back as the late 1800s.

August 9, 2013 — Arielle Duhaime-Ross
Web Comics Splash with Color Thanks to an Unlikely iPhone Programmer (Q&A)

Web Comics Splash with Color Thanks to an Unlikely iPhone Programmer (Q&A)

It only took a few days for Boudewjin Pelt to develop the software tools that digital artists like Jeff Zugale, co-author of the Webcomic Not Invented Here, now call “indispensable.” The tools, which Pelt posted online for free in 2004, gave digital artists the ability to color their artwork with just a few clicks of [...]

August 2, 2013 — Arielle Duhaime-Ross
Stories by Arielle Duhaime-Ross

Think Outside the Gift Box