Links from the last month.
- In case you haven’t checked it out yet, Gastropod has been going for a year now and has produced some interesting episodes. (I left a comment on the one about pigs.)
- A new way of tiling pentagons has been discovered. The article shows all fifteen ways.
- I found this collection of videos showcasing the work of Indian artisans. Most are straightforward profiles of a particular artist and their work, but some contain interesting backstories. The one about Ganjifa is of special interest to me, but I’d also recommend Manisha Handicrafts or Panchachuli Women Weavers among others. The collection is worth exploring.
- We will soon have more photos of Pluto. And, eventually, a whole other world to look at.
- Brief but interesting article on the sole surviving producer of an ancient cloth. (I see this was added to the Wikipedia article within days, which is rare.)
- I recently found out there’s an archive of ISIRTA episodes. I don’t have time to peruse this at present, but consider it noted.
- A step closer to a cure for FOP, which I first mentioned in 2009 (last link on the page). Speaking of rare genetic diseases, I recently read this 14-year-old NYT article via here.
- Jennifer Ouellette is leaving her Scientific American blog to go write and edit for Gizmodo.
Here’s a doodle to ponder: