The ‘Basic Concepts in Science” list is getting longer and longer every couple of hours or so, it seems. Try to keep up with it. You may even want to Google-bomb (by linking using the same words as Wilkins does) some or all of the posts if you think they should come up on top in Google searches for these terms. Dan adds his own contribution on Cell Migration and Jennifer makes a wish-list for the Top Ten Physics Concepts that need to be included. To those, I’d add the series on statistics by ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: Part 1: Samples, Part 2: Probability, Part 3: Sample Statistics, Part 4: Sampling Distributions and Part 5: Constructing a Confidence Interval for the Sample Proportion.
Are you an Academic? And male? If so, you may be a ‘babe magnet’. Or not (Dr.Petra is an expert in administering cold showers).
Vaughn of Mind Hacks is not surprised that ‘sleep’ is on the Wired Magazine’s list of 42 biggest unanswered questions in science. Though I’d say the magazine’s short blurb is at least mammalocentric if not entirely anthropocentric, as well as mildly adaptationist. After all, we have no idea why fruitflies sleep!
John Hawks reviews a new paper on signalling in monkeys by Frans de Waal.
Everything you need to know about the Seismosaurus.