The placebo effect, where you can take something dopey like a sugar pill and somehow feel better, has baffled scientists ever since they've been aware of it. Would it surprise you to know the effect may not be in your head but in your genes?
This evening at the Society for American Archaeology conference (6-8pm, Grand Ballroom Salon A for all you who are also here!), graduate student Mariana Zechini and I will be presenting a poster on our efforts to scan and print some of the interesting faunal remains in UWF's zooarchaeological collection. Throughout the last academic year, Mariana has scanned, printed, and painted: sea turtle, porpoise, mallard duck, gopher tortoise, great blue heron, river otter, and gray fox. These […]
This post is triggered by the beginning of the biking season here. Joy of joys!! When the snow's gone and the temperature gets far enough above freezing for weaklings like me to venture out on my bike, I like to see what's changed along the many various paths that are here, since the previous autumn when I put my bike in the basement to wait out the long, icy winter. My usual reaction is that an important message hasn't gotten through at all.We live in a land-grant university
It will be a while yet before the paving is sorted out, but we’re making progress in the garden. A sunny weekend allowed us to put the arbor back up, although it can’t yet sit in its final location:
The arbor will have to wait a while to be covered in climbing plants
And we may not have our fire pit yet, but a cheap BBQ bucket meant we could have the first BBQ of the year:
It was a bit cold and windy, but Ryan still managed to cook dinner outside :)
The fold-away washing
Dan Stevenson is probably the most peaceful vigilante on the planet. His neighborhood was full of drug dealers and sex workers, and people were turning his street into an illegal garbage dump. Fed up with the crime, he fought back in the strangest way imaginable: by setting up a statue of Buddha.
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