Humans are an inconsistent lot, but you would think that might not apply as much when it comes to science, and yet it does. Even in science are still plenty of ways in which topics lead to opposing and confused viewpoints. Around my institution these days the terms “applied” and “basic” science are being kicked around at the same time we are discussing “species” as a theme that cuts across research programs. Read more about Species in a world that thinks there is a clear division between basic and applied science
Over the course of a year we do plenty of evening events of all kinds. It is always fun to go support people who work in the Bird Division when possible, but last Thursday (2 May) there were multiple events happening across the city at the same time. Read more about Another Thursday night for the Bird Divsion
Another interest of mine that I hope does not get left out of the refocusing that is currently underway at FMNH is our connections to other institutions like ours across the world. I feel like we could do so much more with respect to helping other natural history institutions in the myriad of countries where we work. Read more about Will we maintain our connections to other natural history institutions around the world?