Category Archives: Museums etc.

When You Kill A Collection, You Kill Scholarship

Witness the beclowning of the University of Louisiana at Monroe (boldface mine): It is my sad duty to report to you that the ULM administration has decided to divest the research collections in the Museum of Natural History. This includes … Continue reading

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Not Exactly Fear Inspiring

“Batman 2”, observed at the Renwick Gallery, D.C.:

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A Small Example Of The Scientific Infrastructure Crisis: The Karst Edition

Despite what is commonly depicted in books, television, and movies, the state of much of our scientific infrastructure is threadbare: One of the ridiculous things about many depictions of science in TV and movies is the notion that there‚Äôs this … Continue reading

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Automotive Industry

Observed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 9th and G Streets, NW, Penn Quarter, D.C.:

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USBG Christmas, Part II

As promised, more photos from the U.S. Botanic Garden holiday display. Without further delay, here are some Knife River Park lodge dwellings: Mesa Verde pueblos: And a warm welcome to Las Vegas:

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USBG Christmas, Part I

Every year, the U.S. Botanic Gardens in D.C. puts together a themed model railroad display with the scenery made from plant materials. This year’s theme is U.S. national parks (and since Il Trumpe might sell them off, well…). It will … Continue reading

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One Thing

Observed at the National Gallery, D.C.:

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