Archive for the 'travel' tag

Mercury and Birds

A story I’ve been working on since April came out this week. It’s about the effects of mercury pollution on bird songs. It appeared on...
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From Dry to Wet

Today for The Last Word on Nothing I wrote about coming home from Saudi Arabia. I still can’t get over trees. Big old deciduous trees, pulling...
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Bug on my Train Window

On Monday I went for a ride on the Ffestiniog Railway, a railway that was originally for transporting slate down from the mountains to the Welsh...
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Bug on my Bridge

Last night I was out for a walk and came across this impressive spider. It was on the side of a footbridge across the Saône river in Lyon,...
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Reindeer in the Arctic

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Museum Tourist: National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

About a year ago, a friend and I stopped by Leadville on the way back to Denver from a wedding in the western part of Colorado. We chose Leadville...
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Museum Tourist: Zeppelin Museum, again

This year I visited dozens of museums. The Zeppelin Museum, in Friedrichshaven, Germany, was one of my favorites. If this sounds familiar,...
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Eating Whale Meat in Norway

Today at Last Word on Nothing I have a little essay about eating whale meat. This spring while I was living in Sweden I had a lovely visit with my...
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Museum Tourist: Slovak National Museum

In the spring of 2011, I managed to hit up three natural history museums in about two weeks: Prague, Vienna, and Slovakia. Prague’s was a...
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Museum Tourist: Musée national du Moyen Âge

Usually I write about museums with some kind of science component. But let me tell you about the Musée national du Moyen Âge – the museum of...
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