For those who, like me, enjoy listening to intelligent people having intelligent conversations with one another about science and natural history, I am pleased to report that I was recently made aware of a podcast that perfectly fits this description: STEMxm.
Items of Interest Worth Remembering
After reading Stuart Pimm’s essay “O brave new world of fantastic beasts” in Nature’s “A View from the Bridge” blog, I was delighted to discover that others had found, and were puzzling over, similar undercurrents of natural history, ecology, and conservation to those I had noticed in the recently released film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
In the special SVP 2016 episode of Palaeocast, Liz Martin-Silverstone and Caitlin Colleary provide an entertaining and enthusiastic recap of the recently completed 76th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Also included in this episode is an interview with the always interesting Brian Switek, who many will also likely know by his nom-de-Twitter Laelaps.
The 2016 winners of the National Outdoor Book Awards have been announced. While all are indeed worthy of the distinction, there were three that I was particularly pleased to see recognized.