Another weekend, another week over. Too sunny for me to want to spend time outside, so lurking indoors reading and thinking and being tempted to bake some sort of cake.
- A review of the relationships between microbes and climate change
- You know how there’s been talk of adding iron to the oceans to stimulate plankton growth (and as a result, use up atmospheric CO2)? Well, let’s be honest – we’ve already been doing that unintentionally
- Exciting microbe of the week – meet Prometheoarchaeum (another article here)
- Some researchers are trying to develop a way to measure the role of climate change on unusual weather events
- Soundscape ecology
- Two women’s roles in polio vaccine research
- Why we should find our inspiration in the oceans again
- Approaching anti-vaxxers with kindness
- Catshark skin fluoresces due to special molecules (which may also have antimicrobial properties) (article here)
Also a bonus – working through a book about rabies (you know, for a little light reading) and finding it fascinating. It’s called Rabid, by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy, and it’s all about how rabies has shown up in culture throughout history. Interesting for the science and culture (and a chapter about vampires and werewolves for good measure).