- I like this picture. So much better than a silly face.
- Energetic space ribbon shows that the heliosphere is not understood.
Biology and Animal Behaviour:
- Large-scale 3D structure of DNA. I’ll give you the press release and also Ed Yong’s take on the story.
- Monkeys have an Uncanny Valley of their own.
- Repelling insects by making their feet slippery.
- Catalyst ran an article about the new Royal Institution Australia, here in Adelaide. I must keep an eye on that.
Palaeontology and Anthropology:
- Archaeopteryx grew slowly, like dinosaurs.
- A claim that 1/3 of supposed dinosaur species, including Nanotyrannus, were really just juveniles. [Update: more]
- Another article on Ardipithecus, with a point about the evolution of bipedalism.
Psychology and Brain Science:
Social and Cultural:
- Recently uploaded on the TED Talks Youtube video, a very well-presented talk about stories and culture.
- An article about the history of Islam.