Daily Archives: June 15, 2006

von Nopsca’s Jurassic deja vu

Franz Baron von Nopsca of the Austria-Hungary empire (1877-1933) was one of those outliers in the bell-curve whose life makes an interesting story. From an early age I was inspired by his scientific virtuosity, while all the time being repulsed … Continue reading

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Stabilimenta

R and I like naturalists for almost a century before us were fascinated by stabilimenta of spider webs and wondered what their role was. R independently of the great Eisner had a belief that stabilimenta might have role in warning … Continue reading

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