Daily Archives: April 17, 2008

Bear Jam

Now would be a fine time to be grizzly viewing in the Tetons:
But you had better hurry:

Bear watchers eager to get a last glimpse of Grand Teton’s most famous grizzly family likely have only weeks before the cubs set out to fend for themselves.
Grizzly bear No. 399 and her three cubs recently emerged from their den and are, once again, providing park visitors with spectacular viewing opportunities and photographs around Jackson Lake Lodge and Oxbow Bend.
Mother bears, like No. 399, usually allow their cubs to stay with them for just more than two years, and she’ll likely encourage her offspring to leave sometime between May and July, Grand Teton senior biologist Steve Cain said. Rarely, mother bears allow their cubs to den with them for a third full winter.

If you find yourself in a bear jam please do not feed the bears and stay far away from them!

Darwin Junkies Rejoice

Anyone else with even a passing interest in science and evolution can also rejoice: The Complete Works of Charles Darwin are now available online:

This site contains Darwin’s complete publications, thousands of handwritten manuscripts and the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue ever published; [Click to enlarge] also hundreds of supplementary works: biographies, obituaries, reviews, reference works and more

Via The Wired Campus.


Amongst a batch of Funny Student Emails to Professors

Prof. myname,
I’d appreciate it if you could tell me the meaning of the word Haussmannization mentioned in your Impressionist lecture. My first inkling is that it has something to do with the raw manness that is “The Hoff”, also known as David Hasselhoff. However, I feel that is an incorrect assumption as I cannot recall any significant contribution he made to Impressionism, or Art History in general. I’d appreciate any response to my question. Attached is a picture of the Hoff for your troubles.
student name

As an accompanying note says this has got to be a joke, right?

Or, it was written BG, Before Google, and the first sentence is somewhat serious.