The debate on naming continues. What makes a name scientific?
Author - Alun Salt
When he's not the web developer for AoB Blog, Alun Salt researches something that could be mistaken for the archaeology of science. His current research is about whether there's such a thing as scientific heritage and if there is how would you recognise it?
For people more interested in LOLCatkins instead of LOLCats.
It's helpful to put out reminders some times, so here's something if you are a blogger or want to be a blogger.
Utricularia vulgaris isn't a slimming aid as such. It's just hard for a fish to grow when someone else has eaten all the fleas.
If you've only recently come to terms with people tweeting at conferences, there's another shock coming soon.
If an invasive species is a problem, isn't the answer simply to remove it? A new review by Wardle and Peltzer shows it's a bit more complicated than that.
Extinction should be a sad subject, but one author was also able to point out how absurd it could be too.
Anyone can celebrate Darwin Day and promote science, without even leaving the house.
Normally when a headline asks a stupid question the answer is 'no', but new research suggests a better answer is 'maybe'.
Today, lakes, rivers, underground aquifers, swamps, marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands, oases, estuaries, deltas, tidal flats, mangroves, coral reefs, as well...