To take your mind away from all the acerbic debate on my blog recently, here’s my recent piece for the Creature Feature column, about the wonderful Indian Desert Jird. Compared to most people, I’m something of a mammal-skeptic, but it didn’t … Continue reading →
“The very impulse to write, I think, springs from an inner chaos crying for order, for meaning, and that meaning must be discovered in the process of writing or the work lies dead as it is finished.” Arthur Miller Creative people and writers about the creative process often say creative work is a way to […]
Thanks to the spectacular work of James Freeman, we now have Guinea data! However it is locked in PDF... in French...in irregular tables, so it is not yet digitized. Fear not, I can offer a preview from the most recent situation report, which was published on Sept 17 for data through Sept 16, 2014.The very first sentence says, "The resistance continues in Forest Guinea with respect to awareness of health and administrative authorities on the Ebola virus Wamey in the Health District Nzerekore." […]
The fossil appears to be Cyprimeria alta pelecypod fossil. It existed during the Cretaceous Period (about 70 million years ago). This fossil was found in McNairy County, Tennessee (Ripley Formation).
Fossils from this locality have an identification PDF at this LINK.
Learn more about these fossils at the Coon Creek Science Center web site: http://www.memphismuseums.org/coon_creek-overview