Just learned about Australian McGraths Flat Miocene fossil assemblage. Many thanks to Ruth for making me aware.

Interesting discovery. An ant species help heal a tree. This relationship accidentally discovered in Costa Rica.

January OUCH newsletter focuses on how to spot and stop messaging attacks. Your thoughts on this topic?

Disclosure - I am a reviewer of this newsletter and suggest improvements before it is published.

Wondering how common this exploit might actually be? Don’t copy and paste commands from a web page. Has anyone encountered this?

Sad to learn of the death of Edward O. Wilson. He was one of those rare individuals who made such a massive impact on the lives of so many. Including me. He will be missed.

Fossil millipede the size of a car discovered in the UK. Likely the largest land animal at the time. Also found in an area not known for fossils.

December SANS OUCH newsletter now available - Top cypersecurity tips for vacations Yes, I am one of the reviewers for this newsletter.

Ancient life discovered inside a ruby. Estimated to be 2.5 billion years old.. Many thanks to Ruth for making me aware of this article.

Thinking about implications of this hack (assuming this is true and the magnitude described). Company that routes billions of text messages quietly says it was hacked

Happy birthday grandson! I am very proud of you and all you are accomplishing. Have a wonderful day.

Learned a new word today - kleptopharmacophagy. Vampire butterflies attack caterpillars of their own species. I couldn’t make this up if I wanted to.

I found this article most interesting. Holodeck anyone?

Fun fact for those in the US celebrating Labor Day today. There is a species of ant called the Labor Day ant.

Glad to see WordCamp US is scheduled for October 1, 2021. One day virtual event. And… it is free.

Happy birthday grandson! I am so proud of you.

Congratulations grandson on earning your deputy black belt. That is quite an accomplishment. Well done!

Excited and honored to be an instructor again this year at Sun Foundation’s Art and Science in the Woods. My focus is on central Illinois insects.

Why are plants green? This new model of photosynthesis might apply throughout the universe. Spoiler alert - reliable output is what is desired.

July SANS OUCH newsletter is now available. Topic is securing your mobile devices. Disclosure, I review this content and offer suggested improvements before it becomes public.

Latest SANS OUCH newsletter is now available. The focus is on securely using mobile apps. Disclosure - I am one of the individuals who reviews the content before it is made public.

Happy birthday grandson! You are growing up so fast. It is hard to fathom you are a teenager. I am so proud of you.

For those in areas where cicadas (Brook X) willbe emerging soon, here is a nice article. What to know about cooking cicadas.