It’s not easy being green. Photo by Twin Peaks.
Today’s save the frogs day—donate, cut your pesticide use, build a backyard pond, or maybe help an amorous amphibian cross the road.
- Two (thousand) drifters, off to see the world/ there’s such a lot of world to see … Fire ants cross bodies of water by forming themselves into a raft.
- Worse than fashion mags. Seriously. Want to give your teenager body image issues? Subscribe to a fitness magazine.
- Orchids will do anything for pollination. An orchid’s brown-spotted leaves and rotten odor convince flies that the flower is dying from a fungal infection, so they’ll pick up pollen while trying to feed on the fake decay.
- Babies are smarter than we thought. A classical developmental psychology test turns out not to document a bug in the way human infants think about the world, but a feature of social learning.
- Harm reduced. The city of Vancouver has dramatically reduced overdose death rates by opening Insite, a facility that allows addicts to use drugs under medical supervision.
- Cephalopod: A Space Odyssey. NASA will send squids into space on the final flight of the shuttle Endeavour.
- Introspection with your natural history. Brian Switek muses on the future of science writing.
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