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Breakdown on life on Earth in terms of biomass (measured in millions of tonnes of carbon). Scroll down for a surprise!
This was an eye-opener: a podcast episode on the vagus nerve, an anatomical feature of the body I was entirely ignorant of, that connects all sorts of parts of the body to the brain without diverting via the spinal column, and in which a lot of our consciousness of ourself is located.
The eye has a system for detecting whether it is daylight or not that is separate from the light sensors that let us see. So faffing with the colour balance of your LCD display probably makes little difference.
Science Magazine roundup of 2020—including a sample of the top non-COVID stories of the year.
Podcast including a segment on research into where the stereotypical human pointing gesture comes from. As I was listening I was practicing pointing at things and being amazed at how the researchers described behaviour I'd been performing without realizing all my life!
Science posters all use the same wall-of-text design. Here’s a proposed design that is both more usable, and easier to create
Podcasts ep with a more thorough discussion of the reviving dead pigs’ brains experiment and ethical considerations regarding how alive they’re allowing them to be.