The hotel room was booked via work’s travel agent. The view and facilities were rather lacking. My colleague is a rare creature, an Englishman who will complain. He got both our rooms upgraded. The view is significantly better now.
Stuck in Philadelphia on a stop over while they change a wheel on the aircraft.
I’m gone to America to talk about science for a week.
Some recent photographs from the Regent’s Canal as it passes though the QMUL campus. There were several of these grasshoppers chirping away, trying to find a mate. They were very approachable, not vanishing just as the shutter clicks. Common species, both male and female have short front wings and no hind wings.
I caught this Rosemary Beetle early today with the intention of CT scanning it for #CTguess & #xraystuffinmylab on Twitter, also because I’m genuinely interested in these beetles. Consulting the literature, it seemed that nitrogen asphixiation & several hours in a freezer should painlessly euthanise the beetle, leaving it in good condition for scanning. This …