I am in the process of revising two submitted papers that come from my dissertation research.  Without further ado, I give you my musings on academic publishing.

One of the most common ways people write for() loops is to create an empty results vector and then concatenate each result with the previous (and growing) results vector, like the following.  (Note: wrapping an expression in the function system.time() executes the function and returns a summary of how long it took,...

The team from the site of Dmanisi in Georgia just published the description of their "Skull 5", which represents the fifth well preserved skull from this important 1.8 million year old site from the Republic of Georgia.Skull 5: credit  Georgia National Museum, APThis skull is super important, because it is quite...

Credit: Xue-Ping Ji, Yunnan Institute of Cultural Relics and ArchaeologyA team of researchers working at Shuitangba, a site in the Miocene of China, just announced a pretty awesome juvenile cranium of the Miocene ape genus Lufengpithecus.  This skull is important because of its relatively young age (about 6 million years), and because...

Liza Shapiro, Brett Nachman and I have just launched a new website called Academic Phylogeny of Physical Anthropology. We are creating an interactive online genealogy of physical anthropology PhDs.  The idea was hatched over lunch in the department. We were discussing the great paper by Elizabeth Kelley and Robert Sussman in which they...