Your tracker must confess to getting so involved in sorting out coverage of two X-ray satellites and the events behind the similar birds with different fates, that time was about gone before confronting the usual Tuesday pleasure of reading through and assessing the day's ScienceTimes. I got lucky - it is almost all health and behavior sciences that tend not to get my motor running unless I - or somebody close to me - have the disease or the tic in question.
But two are delightful to anybody, one short and one longish.
- Sindya N. Bhanoo: A Colorful Crustacean With a Knockout Punch ; Terrific, on target, and compact just like a good jab. Her other Observatory roundup items are swell too: For Mosquitoes, Rain Isn't a Flight Hazard and Now You See It, Now It's Swung Out of Sight (on roaches).
- Peter Pringle: Notebooks Shed Light on an Antibiotic's Contested Discovery ;
As usual lots more. Whole Section.
- Charlie Petit