In this week’s edition: racist board games, sabotage in the lab, and turtle egg theft.
* You think you know why giraffes have long necks? You don’t. Actually, no one does.
* These macro photos of insects are absolutely stunning.
* Sharon Begley explains why being pro-family means being pro-masturbation. Really!
* Want some good, clean family fun? Try racism: the board game.
* It was a dark and stormy night, and a scientific saboteur was on the prowl.
* What to do when medical images taken as part of a scientific study reveal an unrelated health problem?
* Why we shouldn’t stress about allowing controlled harvesting of endangered turtle eggs.
* What was eating really like before fast food restaurants? Not what you think. (“That food should be fresh and natural has become an article of faith. It comes as something of a shock to realize that this is a latter-day creed.”)
* One-third of mammals we think are extinct may actually be alive.
* Learn about the anthropology of hackers.
* The fine fellows over at Neuroanthropology have a great interview with Cordelia Fine, author of Delusions of Gender.
* Best. Source. Ever! 78 different New York Times reporters have now quoted “Pop Psychology” Professor Robert J. Thompson. See the amazing range of stories in which his insight appears.
The Small Wonders: Oct. 8, 2010 by Wonderland, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.