An instant classic when first published in 1991, How to Lie with Maps revealed how the choices mapmakers make—consciously or unconsciously—mean that every map inevitably presents only one of many possible stories about the places it depicts. The...
Dr. Jacquelyn GillWe did an entire “lying with maps” exercise in my GIS class, which was really fun. It really got me thinking about cartographic design in a new way. Here’s a good staring point if you’d like to learn more
Single, midrib-positioned galls and midrib-flanking oviposition scars are described from four species of Permian glossopterid foliage from Australia and South Africa. Several of these traces have been mistaken previously for glossopterid...
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Monday that international students in the U.S. whose schools switch to online classes for the fall semester will have to leave the country or risk violating their visa status.
Dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs may be known for their remarkable size, but a newly described species from Madagascar that lived around 237 million years ago suggests that they originated from extremely small ancestors. The fossil reptile, named...
Submerged in the waters off Western Australia lies an ancient site home to Aboriginal people thousands of years ago, when sea levels were lower than they are today.
Dr. Jacquelyn GillThis is an incredible find! So many artifacts of human prehistory are likely under water, after sea levels rose during the end of the last glaciation. If I were in college today, I'd be really tempted to go into underwater archaeology.
In the lab, a few carp eggs survived and even hatched after being pooped out by ducks. The finding may help explain how fish reach isolated waterways.
Dr. Jacquelyn GillWe've long thought migrating birds like geese and ducks had to be involved, maybe from eggs sticking to their feet, or getting caught in a bit of pondweed tangled around a leg. This new study suggests another possible mechanism: bird poop! #poopscience