- Not Exactly Rocket Science
I’ve got your missing links right here (14 January 2012)
This post by Greg Downey is the best thing you’ll ever read on the problems of evolutionary psychology.
They Froze For Science. David Dobbs on the other tragedy of Scott’s Antarctic mission: rubbish penguin eggs. Also writers, note how Dobbs uses sentences of varying lengths here, including some very short ones. No one does this better.
Two great takes on this story: Carl Zimmer on resurrecting evolution to solve an 800-million-year old puzzle. And a similarly good one from Helen Pearson (note how she abandons the confusing terms in the paper and just makes up her own).
Peter Palese, who helped resurrect the 1918 pandemic virus, says we should publish the H5N1 papers in full
Great storytelling in this