The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report put out by the Centers for Disease Control makes for fascinating reading sometimes. One came out recently that contains three startling case reports linked to clam beds on the US east coast, but they do not involve, as you might expect, infectious diseases. In the first case a member . . . → Read More: You want mustard with that clam?
At the end of the F line in Coney Island, Brooklyn stand three of the city’s more venerable institutions: Nathan’s Hotdogs, the Cyclone roller coaster and the New York Aquarium, part of the Wildlife Conservation Society (once known as the NY Zoological Society). I like roller coasters and hotdogs (a little too much), but I . . . → Read More: Drink beer for Sandy relief
The view from my DUMBO loft Dec 2000 There’s nothing quite like the excitement of moving to a new city and getting your first apartment, and for me as for so many others, that feeling is amplified when the city in question is New York. So it was when I moved from Brisbane to Brooklyn . . . → Read More: FEATURED POST: A (fetid) river runs through it, the Brooklyn edition
Eric Wolff alerted me to this moving documentary on the 500,000 people evacuated by boat from Manhattan on 9/11. From Christopher Mims: In nine hours, boats streaming in from all over the Northeast evacuated 500,000 people trapped on Manhattan Island by the complete shutdown of all trains and bridges in the wake of the fall . . . → Read More: 9/11: Largest ever evacuation by boat in history
October 30-31st you can catch the Coral: Symbol, Substance, and Significance conference in the Big Apple. Mercer R. Brugler a graduate student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be giving a 1 hour presentation titled “What is a Coral?”. Brugler specialty is deep-sea coral evolution, so I am sure the presentation will be . . . → Read More: Coral: Symbol, Substance, and Significance
Spring is in the air! Its the time of year to release your gametes into the water and make baby barnacles. But wait a second, you are a permanent fixture on a rock. Can’t move. What is a young, lovestruck sessile she-male to do? Well, if you are hung like a barnacle you don’t really . . . → Read More: Environment Shapes Barnacle Penis