“Dr. SkySkull” selects several notable posts each week from a miscellany of ResearchBlogging.org categories. He blogs at Skulls in the Stars.
- The Antikythera Mechanism: Art or Science? The Antikythera Mechanism is a remarkable ancient machine which was discovered off the coast of the island of Antikythera in 1901; recent research has shown it to be more complicated than originally appreciated. Alun at AlunSalt discusses the device and speculations about its purpose.
- The Sacrifice of Admetus: How the Evolution of Altruism Reveals our Noblest Qualities. Over at The Primate Diaries, Eric Michael Johnson about the concept of altruism in evolutionary theory, in part through the prism of Greek tragedy.
- Flight of the remote-controlled cyborg beetle. I can’t decide if I would want to experiment with one of these or not! Mo at Neurophilosophy describes remarkable research in which the flight of beetles can be controlled electronically.
Check back next Monday for more “miscellaneous” highlights!