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Matthew Herron
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Just a reminder, abstracts for the Fourth International Volvox Conference (Volvox 2017) in St. Louis are due next Friday, June 16, 2017.    

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Sadly, the content of the email doesn’t tell me anything about where to go for my massage. If the Editorial Office isn’t in the Atlanta Metro area, it’s probably not worth the drive.

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And remember, this is the week we learned ‘covfefe‘. I don’t usually pick on Uncommon Descent. Their posts are too often incoherent; it’s about as sporting as fishing a hatchery pond. As much as I criticize Evolution News and Views, their posts are…

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Eudorina elegans was described by the German biologist Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg in his Lectures at the Academy of Sciences in Berlin in the years 1830–1836 (Vorträge in der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin im Jahre 1830-1836). With the help of…

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Hiroyuki Sekimoto from Japan Women’s University has published a review of sexual reproduction in the volvocine algae and in the Charophyte Closterium in the Journal of Plant Research. In addition to a brief description of the Chlamydomonas sexual cycle,…

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Before I saw the light and switched to studying Volvox, I studied squirrels. With apologies to Iris Vander Pluym, squirrels are cool. If you grew up in the squirrel-deprived eastern U.S., you might not realize that there are over a hundred species.…

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I have ridden the Empire Builder, the Capitol Limited, the Cardinal, the Sunset Limited, the Crescent, and once as a child the Auto Train all the way from Virginia to Florida. Amtrak doesn’t own most of the rails for these long-haul routes, so freight…

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I’m at a net loss from blogging so far. My net income for two years (here and on the old fierceroller.com site) has been $21.54, while I’ve paid around a hundred bucks for domain name registration and stuff like that. That’s fine; I don’t do it for the…
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