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  • A new, very cool paper by some colleagues of mine, David Reed (Curator of Mammals, U Florida) and Jessica Light (Curator of Mammals, Texas A&M) and co-authors, suggests that humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. How did they figure…
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  • INTROGRESSION AT DIFFERENTIALLY AGED HYBRID ZONES IN RED-TAILED CHIPMUNKS The latest paper on chipmunk hybridization genetics in the Northern Rockies published in Genetica.  Research supported by the National Science Foundation.
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  • NY Times article on the Nabokov's butterflies.......or to put it another way, the power of phylogenies. A link to the  full-blown scientific article. Many people may have heard Nabokov referenced in the Police song "Don't Stand So Close To Me".  Suffice to say the reference …
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  • What is Chinese New Year? Culture Lab explores this question at two public events in Denver: a festival at the University of Denver (organized by Denver Chinese School, in partnership with over 20 other Asian American organizations) and at the Southridge Chinese New Year celebration (sponsored by G…
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  • Continued from Part I ... If you had lived in London or Denver, say around 1860, culture had just one meaning. Culture meant to be cultured; it implied to be civilized in the terms of upper class Western Europe, contrasted to savagery and barbarism. "Whether in the humanist or the evolution…
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  • Several months ago, late into the night, I was flipping channels. When I arrived at the Travel Chanel, I paused to watch No Reservations. The food writer Anthony Bourdain was sitting in a fast food stall, hovering over a mound of deep fried chicken and French fries. Across from him was a wo…
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  • The team on the Genetics of Taste project has been keeping a blog, called the "Blue Tongue Blog" for just over a year now. With the addition of our new lab page, we have the ability to blog right on our wesbite through the "Research Updates" feature on the right side of the page. Here you can …
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  • Have you ever thought about stealing poop? In the tropics, particularly in Africa, a whole group of dung beetles, the kleptoparasites, have specialized in stealing poop from other dung beetles. In some parts of the African savanna, the poop thieves are the most abundant group of dung beet…
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  • Keep an eye here for updates on our exciting collections projects as well as interesting objects we will share with you as we proceed with inventorying and photographing of the collections. We will also introduce our staff and volunteers here as we continue to add content to this page.
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