I’ve been mildly distracted by fish for the past week or two (something that happens frequently), so here is a little link dump to keep my nonexistent audience entertained!In case you haven’t seen it already, here is a straight-faced sendup of science journalism.
And here is a highly readable description of polymerase chain reaction. Unfortunately, if you have heard of polymerase chain reaction, you don’t really need to read the post.
A piece about “neurosexism”. Read it if you’re a scientist, a feminist, or, basically, a human who can read English.
Wicked cool concept art: Star Wars set in feudal Japan.
A takedown of bad evolutionary biology in science fiction, which demonstrates an actual understanding of evolution! (If you’ve ever started yelling at your computer while reading a Cracked.com article (for reasons unrelated to sexism, racism, homophobia etc.), you’ll appreciate this article.)