- Rolling Stone honored 100 People Who Are Changing America, including many scientists. I was particularly taken by #43 – a female theoretical physicist who hypothesizes that “gravity may be concentrated in a hidden dimension beyond our normal three — in a warped, parallel universe with totally different chemistry.” (Via Chaos Theory.)
- Rick MacPherson posts about the challenges of bringing real science into the classroom. It all started with an innocuous statistic about oxygen production and ends with ocean educators throwing DOWN. A must-read for people in science outreach.
- WaterNotes reminds us that feeding wild animals is always, always bad. People who poison baby dolphins, however accidentally, are going to the special hell.
- Anne Karsten creates stuffed monsters from 4th and 5th graders’ drawings. The Stuffed Monster Gallery has both the original drawings and the final product. They are adorable – this is clearly the Best Idea Ever. She’s posted DIY instructions and also takes commissions. (Via Boing Boing.)