“The Brain Scoop”

This behind-the-scenes tour of The University of Montana’s zoological museum is pretty excellent. And the only full-time employee of the museum, one Emily Graslie, who is so excellently nerdy-charming in this video? She’s a volunteer.

Money quote: “The whole museum is basically overflow skull storage.”

Also, watch out for the orgy. No, really.

And apparently this is the start of a series. In fact, here’s episode 2 already.◼

Haven’t written this much html in a while

I just built my first course webpage, for the Mammalogy lab I’ll be leading for this semester’s teaching assistantship. It pulls together a bunch of resources I developed for the same lab last year—photos of lab specimens taken by students (thanks to a little extra credit for inducement) and Anki decks. Now I need to get started on the slides for my first week’s lecture …