- Bora has photos from last week’s shanty sing at the Science Online conference. There were only four of us (+ DN’s afro!) due to plane snafus, but we were quite vigorous – after a couple songs, the bar emptied out nicely. Eva judiciously gave us one thumb up for hats and one thumb down for tunefulness.
- Bora also pointed me to a quality new blog, FYI: Science! It’s by a science teacher, and s/he has hilarious entries on fainting goats (watch the video NOW), maggots, and carnivorous plants.
- Science writers Carl Zimmer (Parasite Rex, Microcosm) and Chris Mooney (Storm World, The Republican War on Science) debate the fuuuuture offff sciiiiience!
- For any DC readers out there, Chris Mah of Echinoblog is going to be Featured Scientist in the National Museum of Natural History this Wednesday! Go talk to him about awesome echinoderms, awesome geekery, or combine the two and ask him about echinoderm influences on Doctor Who.
Thanks to Obi-Wan Morava for the quality crab purse photo!