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from a different Daily Dish – 365 petri dishes, by Klari Reis House of Wisdom, the splendid new blog on Arabic science from Mohammed Yahia, editor of Nature Middle East describes an effort to map the Red Sea’s coral reefs with satellite, aerial, adn ship-based technologies. Nice project and a promising new blog. Brain and…

Cordyceps in glass, by glass artist Wesley Fleming — a strange depiction of a rather horrid business. For more, do go to the source, the lovely Myrmecos Blog, which is all about bugs. Now, the best of the week’s gleanings. I’m going to categorize them from here out, and at least try to keep them…

Below, the “jugum penis,” designed to prevent “nocturnal lincontinence” (aka masturbation). One of many wonders in a new London Science Museum online exhibit of historical medical objects called “Brought to Life,” as featured in this New Scientist photo essay. Don’t try these at home.