Neuron Culture’s Top Five from April:
Guest writer Eric M. Johnson topped the bill with The Allure of Gay Cavemen. It starts with a “joke about our ancient uncle being penetrated deep in the Alps” that was “picked up by [many] periodicals, but with a straight face,” and climbs rapidly to high elevation. Rightly an enormous hit.
Many people were curious to see How Charles Darwin Seduced Asa Gray. It is indeed something to watch. From my book Reef Madness.
Tiger Moms and Orchid Children. Seriously tough love meets sensitive kid. What will happen? An exploration of the nature of nurturance and resiliency.
John Pavlus produced a slick film about The Coolest Lego Gizmo Ever: The Antikythera Mechanism. This post is 4 months old and must have gotten Dugg or something. No matter, it’s splendid to watch (vid above): Bonus: Jo Marchant has a wonderful book about the discovery of the real (non-Lego) version, Decoding the Heavens.
Micheal Nielsen took the floor in A TED Talk to Open Your Eyes to Open Science