Wise words from Carl Zimmer on the importance of picking a narrative when communicating science, and an insightful post by Anne Jefferson on what scientists and journalists can learn from each other
On Skeptically Speaking, Scicurious and John Logsdon talk the science of semen
A lake monster, or just a bunch of rubber tubes? Tetrapod Zoology takes down the recent ‘Bownessie’ sighting
A great post by Kate Clancy, “Why I’m an Activist Scientist for Women’s Health”
Ed Yong introduces us to Diania, the walking cactus of the Cambrian
Putative “oldest known” bacteria fossils turn out to be iron stains
Cheap as free? Jenny Rohn wonders about the reluctance to pay for good writing
Arizona Public Media visits the Stanley J. Olsen Laboratory of Zooarchaeology
The Open Notebook interviews Hillary Rosner about her award-winning story on the endangered razorback sucker
Are you sure that’s a sandfish skink? It looks like a Graboid to me.
Myrmecos skewers intelligent design nonsense about ant pathways
This is ace – an interactive Angry Birds birthday cake
The Smithsonian’s Triceratops ‘Uncle Beazley’ gets scheduled for a facelift
Wondering how the Dinosaur National Monument Quarry Visitor’s Center is coming along? Check out this detailed, well-researched blog by the national monument’s paleontologist, Dan Chure
Top image from Edward Hitchcock’s Ichnology of New England.