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Mustard on Mars!

Jack Mustard got his wish!  Geology professor at Brown University had found some interesting stuff in photos of Mars’s surface and is now going to help NASA’s 2020 rover to look for signs of past life on the red planet.  For those of you who haven’t read my previous post on this, here it is:  http://wp.me/p3g0Vz-2S

Summer in the marsh

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Summer in the marsh

After a not very brief respite, I am back in the blogging world. This summer, I spent my days knee-deep in mud, stumping doggedly through the marsh for the sake of science. Here I am with a lovely pair of Sesarma Reticulatum crabs, which would probably have pried a good chunk of my nose off if I had let them get any closer to my face. Incidentally, these crabs also snip and ingest chunks of cordgrass at such a high rate in certain marshes that they are causing die-off! More on this later. Happy blogging!