There's a reason you have to make small talk with your barber. Photo by Dave Fayram.If you're gay, lesbian, bi, trans, or straight and supportive, and you have an even slightly science-related blog, why haven't you submitted a post for the Diversity in Science Carnival? Go, do it now—you can read these great science articles afterward.
- Literal nitpicking. Language may have originally evolved so we could gossip while we groomed each other.
- You get a niche, and you get a niche ... Experimental evidence that variable environments support more species.
- Not so super, really. When someone already infected with HIV becomes infected by a second strain of the virus, it's a superinfection.
- Only seven papers, but six are in Sc'Nature. Ed Yong profiles the man who solved the 3-D structure of DNA and invented "culturomics."
- Apt. The functions of the facial nerve, illustrated only with pictures of facial expressions.
- Smarts win, except in Australia. Amphibian species with bigger brains tend to be better at invading new habitats.
- Me, I'm in it for the lab coat.* Why it's cool to be a scientist
* I do not, in fact, wear a lab coat.