It’s Sunday for another 50 minutes here in California…
- Reconciliation Ecology and Urban Science Adventures! let know about the Great Worldwide Star Count. How many stars can you see from wherever you are? Astronomers want to know how star visibility varies from place to place – just find a constellation and match it to their charts.
- Bug Girl has a great post on malaria prevention and insect resistance to DDT. She brings the peer-reviewed research to explain why that old right-wing bugaboo (Rachel Carson was a mass-murderer by banning DDT! DDT would save ALL the babies!) is completely wrong.
- Science, Education, and Society writes about the Moss-in-Prisons project, where inmates help to conduct research on slow-growing mosses. Photos are here. One of the inmates, once he was released, went on to start a Ph.D. in microbiology and to present his moss research at the Ecological Society of American meeting. Wowzas.
- Blog Around The Clock has had a gorgeous series of embryonic development videos. Fruit fly, chicken, frog, fish, and crocodile!