Monthly Archives: January 2012

[[Francis Crick]] expanded on the Sanskrit Wikipedia

On January 14, the entry about Francis Crick on the Sanskrit Wikipedia was expanded, and the article now includes a photo of him in his office. The image was originally published in an obituary and is the first file from … Continue reading

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Critically endangered: Taudactylus eungellensis, the Eungella Torrent Frog

As explained on Saturday, Wikimedia Commons has three files (WebCite) categorized both under IUCN Critically endangered species and Open access (publishing). Following in the footsteps of Camarhynchus heliobates.png and Gyps bengalensis PLoS.png, today’s Open Access File of the Day shall thus be Taudactylus eungellensis.png.   Fig. 1 of the synopsis (presumably by Liza Gross) of … Continue reading

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Critically endangered: the Oriental Whitebacked Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)

As explained yesterday, Wikimedia Commons has three files (WebCite) categorized both under IUCN Critically endangered species and Open access (publishing). Following in the footsteps of Camarhynchus heliobates.png, today’s Open Access File of the Day shall thus be Gyps bengalensis PLoS.png.     Fig. 1 of the synopsis by Liza Gross … Continue reading

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Critically endangered: the Galapagos mangrove finch (Camarhynchus heliobates), the rarest of Darwin’s finches

By definition, endangered species consist of low numbers of individuals, which also affects the probability of being able to take good images or recordings of the species, or to find such materials if they already exist. Wikimedia Commons has the … Continue reading

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Attribution stacking as a barrier to reuse

On Wednesday, I gave a talk and displayed a number of files that had been produced by others. They were all linked to a dedicated page containing all the metadata necessary for proper attribution of the source, but that page … Continue reading

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Shelter for a parasite

Today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, important for its role as an intermediate host to the parasite Schistosoma mansoni that causes schistosomiasis.     Cropped and retouched from Fig. 1 of the article The NIH-NIAID Schistosomiasis Resource Center, … Continue reading

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Walking with bent knees and hips

Today’s Open Access File of the Day puts the famous Laetoli footprints (C) into the perspective of a modern human walking either normally (A) or with bent knees and hips (B).   Fig. 1 of the article Laetoli Footprints Preserve Earliest Direct Evidence of … Continue reading

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Biomass in the eyes of children

Today’s Open Access File of the Day is a composite figure: Part A illustrates how children perceive the relative contributions of some eukaryotic taxa to the overall biomass on our planet, part B puts this into a scientific perspective. The size of … Continue reading

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Time for a dig in the desert

Today’s Open Access File of the Day is an impression from archaeological excavations at the open-air site of Aybut Al Auwal in the Dhofar mountains in Oman.     Fig. 11 of the article The Nubian Complex of Dhofar, Oman: An African Middle Stone Age Industry … Continue reading

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Danio bleached blond

Today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts embryos of the zebrafish, Danio rerio. At the top is the wild type, below a mutant called bleached blond, which was was produced by insertional mutagenesis, resulting in the disturbance of melanin synthesis and, consequently, … Continue reading

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