Today we have a new science blogging site, Scientopia, that takes many of the emigrés from Scienceblogs. When I get the time I’ll update the links at the right. A discussion on the use of “respect” ensued. Some of those bloggers do not know the meaning of that word, so it will be interesting to watch.
ERV explains why it’s a good idea to make a rotavirus vaccine from Beet Black Scorch necroviruses.
Brandon at Siris has an excellent discussion of what identity is in logic.
Squid can fly. Wow.
Mike Keesey does phylogenies of edible plants, edible fungi, and cartoon animals. There’s a stuffed tiger clade. Spongebob Squarepants is the outgroup, of course.
More seriously, Nick Matzke explains why phyla are imaginary.
The Royal Society has a history of science blog!
There’s a male privilege checklist. PZ puts it up against the feminist privilege checklist. And Bjørn Østman notes a few things that males have to deal with, thereby declaring himself a mansplainer and d00d.
The Australian Sex Party’s Fiona Patton, who is rapidly turning out to be the most sensible political figure in Australia, has an excellent essay on Gizmodo on how Australian censorship policies are turning us back into a repressive society for religious reasons, against the wishes of most Australians.