Interesting article about how the Victorians tried to get closer to Nature by using insects as jewellery
More evidence that beetle diversification was linked to the rise of flowering plants after all.
Unlike politicians, good scientists are willing to admit they make mistakes and take steps to rectify them. Here Kate Laskowski, tells the story of how she discovered errors in her data and what she did about it.
Is it racist to say that Prince Albert was German? Miles King ponders on the furore a Horrible History skit caused
Interesting article from a former student of mine, Tom Oliver, also a book plug 🙂
Here my favourite Dipterist and fellow wine aficionado, Erica McAlister @FlygirlNHM talks about where she works
And to finish of this week’s selections – here from GrrlScientist, is a summary of two important papers about the now undisputed fact that insect populations are in decline, and importantly what we as individuals and governments, could and should be doing about it. Insects may be small but they are the little things that run the world.