First task on a Thursday – skim through the Nature TOC (available of course as an RSS feed). Things that caught my eye this week:
- Declan Butler’s article on Google Earth and GIS software. Not just cool but useful for science.
- Proteorhodopsin lateral gene transfer between marine planktonic Bacteria and Archaea
- Positive and negative effects of widespread badger culling on tuberculosis in cattle. The positive – it reduces TB incidence in the cull area. The negative – incidence then increases in adjoining areas. I’d like for badgers and farmers to live in harmony, but maybe I’d think differently if I were protecting my livelihood?
update: And canetoads! Natural selection in action – the pesky buggers are developing longer legs and can travel 1.8 km a night.