O glorious weekend of leisure! For anyone else in southern California, we HIGHLY recommend doing some hiking – all the gross crap has been washed out of the air and we saw the ocean from the top of Oakzanita Peak yesterday.
- 2009 will be the Year of Science! Put together by the Coalition On The Public Understanding of Science, every month will have a different theme. January’s theme is the nature and process of science and will feature a regular column by Carl Zimmer.
- Ed Yong from Not Exactly Rocket Science says NOM NOM NOM to a slime mold that preys on other slime molds by freezing their development, then eating them alive.
- TOG faves Sense About Science finds that…SHOCK! GASP!…celebrities don’t know very much about science. My favorite was Demi Moore on the “highly trained medical leeches” that “detoxify” her blood. Download the full report here. (Via Blog Around the Clock)
- Morbid Anatomy has a lovely photo gallery of animals preserved in formalin.