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In this post: the large versions of the Life Science and Physical Science channel photos, comments from readers, and the best posts of the week!


Life Science. From Flickr, by eye of einstein


Physical Science. From Flickr, by iboy_daniel

Reader comments of the week:

In Friday Sprog Blogging: extinction, Janet of Adventures in Ethics and Science relates a conversation between her elder and younger sprogs (ahem, children), in which it is decided that ants should be allowed to remain alive as a species only where anteaters are around to eat them—which does not include the Stemwedel house.

Reader Super Sally concurs:

No anteaters inside has always been a house rule of ours as Unlearned Hand remembers from days of yore.

Over on the Physical Science channel, Maria Brumm of Green Gabbro offers helpful guidelines for finding an earthquake-safe home in How to Find a Death Trap: A Guide for Apartment-Hunters. One hint: avoid anything built with “unreinforced masonry.”

Reader Eric Lund offers his own suggestions for avoiding death by natural disaster:

For the strongest tornadoes (EF-5), there isn’t much you can do. The best plan is to be somewhere else when it comes through.

Sounds like sage advice.

Some other Life Science posts we thought were cool this week were:

2007: a good year for terror birds and mega-ducks

Baby Beluga Born at Vancouver Aquarium

Swallows Shed New Light on Looks vs. Testosterone

2,000 year old “Phoenix” seed rises from the ashes

RNA gene separates human brains from chimpanzees

And from the Physical Science channel:

Of Astrophysics and Electoral Votes

A Whale of a Problem

NASA’s Phoenix Lander Has an Oven Full of Martin Soil

The Koranic Speed of Light

NASA Announces New Mission…Seeking Volunteers

Look for highlights from other channels coming up!


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