Wilderness: still worth preserving. Photo by jby.
- This week, at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! How dispersal and mutation shape life on the range edge.
- And, at The Molecular Ecologist: How E. coli populations adapt to the gut.
- The latest from Queer in STEM: A recently published study of LGBTQ faculty finds something dramatically different from the Queer in STEM results.
- Conservation takes creativity! Rare kakapo chick survives a broken eggshell thanks to what appears to be Scotch tape.
- It’s our “instruction manual.” Why it’s not time to give up on untouched nature yet.
- Tell your local funding agency. The vital importance of long-term ecological experiments.
- Storytellers already have them! Why science communication doesn’t have to invent new tools for storytelling.
- Shiny! The new version of “Cosmos” is great, even if the first episode did play a bit loose with the history of science. But don’t expect it to start a renaissance in U.S. science.
- Twitter is a river. Jump in! Should you be on Twitter?
- If only Shakespeare had known some Maori. The assimilatory history of English, illustrated.
- Ugh. How Uganda’s brutal anti-gay law is playing havoc with public health.
- You can only go so far uphill. How global warming is going to make it harder to escape malaria.
- Planning ahead! When the new James Webb orbital telescope goes online, we may know how to use it to find extraterrestrial life.