Editor’s selections: Leopards v. primates, “theories”, dark secrets of stars, and corals and climate changeApril 12th, 2010 Editor's Selections 4 Comments
“Dr. SkySkull” selects several notable posts each week from a miscellany of ResearchBlogging.org categories. He blogs at Skulls in the Stars.
- Have the hunting habits of leopards shaped primate evolution? Brian at Laelaps looks at fascinating research which investigates how the hunting of primates by leopards may altered the evolutionary path of said primates. (Also check out his post on Australopithecus sediba.)
- The Language of Science – it’s “just a theory”. It’s a topic of constant consternation amongst scientists of all fields: the misuse of the word “theory”. S.C. Kavassalis at The Language of Science looks in detail at the multiple meanings of the word and their significance.
- Eps Aurigae’s dark secret (interferometry rules!). One of the most fascinating astronomy stories recently is the mysterious eclipse of the star Eps Aurigae by an invisible binary companion. Sarah at SarahAskew describes the observations and their interpretation, and includes video!
- Suess effect II: corals sing an isotopic song. Callan at Mountain Beltway talks about an unusual indicator of our changing atmopshere: variations in the quantity of carbon isotopes in corals.
Finally, let me point out this interesting little post by Roberta at Journal Watch Online, regarding Inuit contributions to the study of climate change!
Check back next week for more “miscellaneous” selections!