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Planet Earth

On the Microbial Road

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerMay 18, 2008 4:20 AM


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Blogging briefly from Chicago. Today's talk at the Field Museum went well--I managed to lure a fair number of people inside from a beautiful spring afternoon to hear me talk about a gut germ. I also had a chance to walk through the fabulous Shedd Aquarium. The Field Museum has an acquarium of its own--filled with 520 million year old creatures. They set up three gigantic screens on which they have a mind-blowing animation of Cambrian animals--slithering, flapping, wiggling, and looking quite alien. I found it mesmerizing. The animators have a movie you can watch online, but if you ever get a chance to see it in person, do so. Yesterday's talk in Boston was also fun--and it was even blogged! But I must warn you--prepare for a picture of a serious geek.

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