Tangled Bank--Valentine's Day Edition

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Welcome to another edition of Tangled Bank, a round-up of the best science blogging of the past fortnight: Top story--mammals and the KT event Since the previous Tangled Bank, a few big stories hit the blogosphere. One that generated a lot of attention was a paper in Nature analyzing mammalian…
You just have to read Non Sequitur today. It's a great strip in general but I really liked today's comic for reasons that will be obvious to you. Lab Cat has announced a Fortnight-long Food Fest. In fact I am so excited about food and my "F" that I am having a food fest for the next two weeks. I…
Kij Johnson's The Fox Woman, the story of a fox in Heian-era Japan who becomes a woman for the sake of love, was a beautiful and moving book, so, of course, I bought her next book, Fudoki immediately. And then, it took me three years to get around to reading it... There's no real good reason for…
I was planning on writing up this aforementioned talk for this afternoon's post, but there ended up being so much to say about it (and not enough time, alas, as I have to run to a faculty meeting shortly) that I'll save it until Monday. (I *will* say that it was jaw-dropping, but not in a good way…