Fish, out of water. Photo by las – initially.
- Tradition! Cultural transmission means that different chimpanzee troupes use different food-gathering tools.
- Reality’s liberal bias persists. A formerly climate-skeptical physicist checks the data himself, and confirms that Earth is getting warmer.
- Legless flopping is phylogenetically conserved. Mosquito fish, which routinely leave the water to evade predators, aren’t much better at moving around on land than fish that don’t jump onto shore.
- Leave it to Nobel Prize winners. Two Nobel Prizes were hidden from the Nazis by dissolving them in acid—then later reconstituted and recast.
- This is why I don’t read HuffPo. On Huffington Post, a “holistic podiatrist” is qualified to tell you that vaccines and scientifically tested medicine don’t work.
- Do it for the fun, not the fame and fortune. A hard-nosed consideration of the costs and benefits of blogging, for a scientist.
- Looks like a good read. A new book traces the origins of HIV in humans, back as far as 1921.
And now, video of one gecko saving another from an attacking snake.