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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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A tumor in the making

I have been asked a few times (example) why the Open Access File of the Day series is so slanted towards science (rather than, say, humanities), and biomedical research in particular. I typically reply something along the lines of … … Continue reading

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Sari filtering in Matlab

Today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts a group of women washing utensils and vegetables in Matlab [sic!], one of which can be seen to use a sari filter for drinking water, as an illustration of the following observation: In a … Continue reading

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Open Access and Parasites: 39 intersections on Commons

A CatScan for intersections between the categories Open access (publishing) and Parasites an Wikimedia Commons brought about 39 files, of which the following one is today’s Open Access File of the Day, depicting Toxoplasma gondii:   Cover image of the February 2006 issue of PLoS Pathogens, referring to the article Cytoskeletal Components of … Continue reading

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Animal skeletons meet Open Access

Today, I played around with CatScan, trying to identify Open Access files in certain subject categories on Wikimedia Commons. One of these was the intersection between Animal skeletons and Open access (publishing), which gave the following results: Dinosaur skulls File:Pachycephalosaurus skull.png (Media from PLoS … Continue reading

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