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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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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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How to illustrate how to measure odors

In times when there seem to be apps for almost everything, it is certainly valid to consider ways in which odors could be quantified and put to scale. A set of tools is being developed in this area, loosely lumped … 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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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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How would you illustrate the difference between humans and chimps?

A paper in PLoS Biology came out in 2005 with the following abstract: Since the divergence of humans and chimpanzees about 5 million years ago, these species have undergone a remarkable evolution with drastic divergence in anatomy and cognitive abilities. … Continue reading

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The neuron that wasn’t

When René Magritte once painted a tobacco pipe in the late 1920s, he added the subtitle “Ceci n’est pas une pipe.” to it in order to emphasize the difference between physical objects and their representation. The painting is now housed in the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Miniature open-access frogs taking over?

Today’s Open Access File of the Day really is a file of the day, i.e. of January 12, 2012: published as part of the taxonomic description of a new species yesterday, it is currently featured on the main pages of the Thai, Bulgarian, English and German Wikipedias. Why? It depicts … Continue reading

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Greetings from the beech at Mt. Ruapehu

Today’s Open Access File of the Day provides and impression from field work on the beech Nothofagus that grows on the slopes of Mt. Ruapehu in New Zealand.   Fig.1 of the synopsis (presumably by Liza Gross) of the article Relaxed Molecular Clock Provides Evidence for … Continue reading

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