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An Appreciation of Oliver Sacks, Anti-Theorist of the Mind

So many people are singing the praises of neurologist and author Oliver Sacks that I hesitate to chime in. In February, Sacks revealed in The New York Times that he has terminal cancer, and reviewers are now raving about his new autobiography, On the Move, and entire oeuvre...

May 10, 2015 — John Horgan
The Animals Hiding in a T. Rex's Roar

The Animals Hiding in a T. Rex's Roar

Instead of producing the terror you may suspect, cinema's most famous roar would probably just confuse a lot of animals. If you made it to the recently re-released 3D edition of Jurassic Park, you're going to hear a dreadful sound that terrified audiences two decades ago...

April 10, 2013 — Kyle Hill

World Tapir Day, 2015

I’ve just learnt (thanks, Marko Bosscher) that today (April 27th) is World Tapir Day, an annual event in which the world unites in celebration of our plucky, trunk-nosed perissodactyl pals and in which we aim to enhance awareness of tapir conservation through the raising of funds and sale of tapir-themed merchandise...

April 27, 2015 — Darren Naish
Welcome to Tetrapod Zoology ver 3

Welcome to Tetrapod Zoology ver 3

Hmm, how on earth do I start this article? How about... hello and welcome, new readers, to Tetrapod Zoology, a blog devoted to the diversity, biology, evolution and ecology of the tetrapods, the neatest animals of them all...

July 5, 2011 — Darren Naish

Megophrys: so much more than Megophrys nasuta

In the previous article, we looked at parsley frogs or pelodytids - a small and conservative lineage within the anuran clade Pelobatoidea (also known as Anomocoela, and commonly as the spadefoot toads)...

December 30, 2014 — Darren Naish

Medieval Witch Hunts Influenced by Climate Change

August 3, 1562 a devastating thunderstorm hit central Europe, damaging buildings, killing animals and destroying crops and vineyards. The havoc caused by this natural disaster was so great, so unprecedented, that soon an unnatural origin for the storm was proposed...

November 3, 2014 — David Bressan
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine