I’m off this week for an extended Fourth-of-July break. I won’t be writing any new posts here (except for a pointer to my “Matter” column in the New York Times on Thursday).
But with nearly ten years of archives, I can offer some old favorites to read in the meantime, from oldest to newest:
Hamilton’s Fall: Why leaves change color in the fall.
Spite in a Petri Dish: Spite and bacteria are not two words that usually go together.
Florida, Where The Living Is Contradictory: Evolution-based biotech and creationism thrive in the same state.
The Wisdom of Parasites: On discovering the emerald jewel wasp, a sinister brain surgeon.
Behold, For I Am The Giant Flatulent Raccoon! How Ann Coulter became obsessed with my appendix.
A Dead Dog Lives On (Inside of New Dogs): More details on contagious cancers.
Cystic Fibrosis? Blame Eve. A look at Young Earth Genomics–with a creationist making a fascinating guest appearance in the comment thread.
Dawn of the Picasso Fish: A fossil fish halfway to being flat.
The Human Lake: Medicine as ecology
“You, My Friend, Are a Wonderland”–What’s living in my bellybutton.
Fifty-seven Years of Darkness: Evolving with the lights out.
The Birth of the New, The Rewiring of the Old: An experiment with E. coli produces what may be a new species