Here's your weekly round-up of fun and fascinating:
To start with, I did a 6-part series on numerical cognition and the development of math skills, here and at Child's Play:
1. The Developmental Origins of Numerical Cognition
2. What is Dyscalculia? How Does It Develop?
3. Developmental Dyscalculia…
In this nightmarish time lapse video, a gentle spider crab is internally consumed by a terrifying angry red spider crab who then dispenses of the empty husk of its former host.
... or maybe its just molting
Thanks to our Asian friend Kangatron for sharing.
Just a short while ago, I showed you how the most powerful telescopes were able to gather incredible amounts of light from a tiny part of the sky, and peer deeper into the darkest regions of the Universe than ever before. But there's another way to do astronomy that's just as majestic: view the…
Here's another of Casey Dunn's Creature Casts, this time on shifting color spots in marine snails.
CreatureCast - Flamingo Tongue Snails from Casey Dunn on Vimeo.
Pigment cells are always very, very cool. I've been intrigued by them for a long time — they show up in my time-lapse recordings of…