- Harness the powers of the internets to make a small amount of funding go a long way towards bird conservation in Africa. 10,000 Birds (in partnership with Bird Life and the National Museums of Kenya) is raising $2,000 to fund research on the endangered Sharpe’s Longclaw. I love the idea that blogs can be used to target small but critical funding towards worthy causes, and I have contributed!
- The Beagle Project explains how a shipwreck caused an invasive species takeover of a coral reef. Oh, so adding so iron (Planktos!) and artificial surfaces (Greenpeace!) isn’t necessarily good for ecosystems, mmkay?
- Pepjin, overwhelmed by the …special… ethics of the Japanese whaling program, institutes his very own whaling-style research program. The diabolical PLURP will sample HIS KITTEH! O NOES!
- Please enjoy these utterly terrifying medical mannequins. Meet the whole family. Decapitation! The unspeakable outcome of Pepjin’s PLURP. And most horrifyingly, TEETH. (Via Boing Boing).