Nothing like the real thing. Photo by Jamie Anderson.
- It's a magical-seeming discovery! The molecular biology of miracle fruit, which makes sour taste sweet.
- For one thing, you can't get lost in a map. Seeing a place is not the same as physically moving around within it—on a neurological level.
- I'm just catching up on these, I know. Sarcozona interviews Jeremy Fox, Zen Faulkes, and Jean Burns.
- When you've got eight to start with ... Spiders deal with missing legs pretty quickly.
- Shiny! Fossilized in the right conditions, beetles keep their colors for millions of years.
- Sample size matters. A Bayesian perspective on understanding Amazon seller ratings.
- Top-notch long form. The biologist behind "arsenic life," profiled.
- Jurassic cluck. A paleontologist wants to recreate dinosaurs from chickens.
- Knowing the limits. Defining expertise in terms of what you don't know.
- More than a pinch. The salinity of the world's oceans, measured from orbit.
- No fruit salad is safe. The latest food-bourne illness outbreak is from contaminated cantaloupe.
And now video, via Kevin Zelnio, of the sand tiger shark's embryonic, siblicidal cannibalism. Ew?