Speciation of Language

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By Joe Jalinsky

Coming to Lima I was determined to speak Spanish as much as possible.  My knowledge of the language is a bit lacking but I usually can get my point across using broken sentences accompanied by a variety of hand or body gestures.  It has led to some confusion.  One night I ordered a bottle of water with ice cream in it when I meant to say ice (helado vs hielo).  For the most part exchanges have been successful and I have been gaining confidence in my ability to communicate.

The Monkey Puzzle

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By Bethany Christiansen

Form and Function

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The courtyard

 

Super Popped

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We sat in a classroom that smelled of mothballs. Drawers upon drawers of dead bugs lined the room, their bodies pinned to foam boards.

Peru 2011 Team

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Caroline Chaboo

 

Caroline Chaboo, curator, focuses on the biology, behavior and systematics of chrysomelid leaf beetles.

Limbless Lizards

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Usually, your close relatives resemble you.  Or at least they have the same number of limbs.

On Cleaning an Ancient Fish

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The word “fossil” often conjures images of Tyrannosaurus rex skulls, mammoth femurs, or other large bones. But those aren’t the only ones that survive through the millennia, and certainly aren’t the only ones that have importance.

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