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:
And from the Physical Science channel:
Look for highlights from other channels coming up!