At an age of no more than four, I received a gift of plastic animals that would become the defining playthings of my childhood. They came in clear, flimsy boxes, outfitted with colorful nylon handles, and were sold according to … Continue reading Taxonomy, for kids
Readers, be forewarned: this blog considers a topic of somewhat graphic depiction. It is a part of our daily lives, although many prefer to ignore this fact in favor of a more modest self-portrayal. After spending a few moments on … Continue reading Bathroom Humor
Is it alright to email a professor out of the blue? Of course! Making connections with people you’d like to work with is a natural part of the professional development process. Take time to learn about the professor you are contacting. … Continue reading How to contact a potential advisor!
What is a research statement? A research statement is a short summary of a person’s academic or research interests as well as their current work, and the perfect introduction when reaching out to potential advisors and/or graduate programs. At the undergraduate level, much … Continue reading How to write a Research Statement!
A torrent of branches and leaves falls from the sky as Sandi storms through the canopy of a kirukia tree. As far as chimps go, she has all the makings of a Disney villain: her long face and sunken cheeks … Continue reading Close for Comfort
Is it me? Samwise asks herself. The critical question comes to mind after another ill-fated mating; Titan, a high-ranking male, has just provided her with a loutish four seconds of dis-pleasure, and while his physical appearance is something to be … Continue reading The Total Package
Vines, the most recurrent of all characters in the Gombe saga, are difficult for many reasons. Most notably, they are adorned with thorns and other sharp edges that bore holes into the face and forearms of passersby. Because of this, … Continue reading Ants, Artfully Engineered to Wreak Havoc in my Pants