Neuron Culture’s Top 5 from July
1. Runaway most popular: The Toughest Plane Ever Built. This post about the plane in which my mother’s lover died spawned two amazing, entwined comment threads: one about tough planes; one about the morality of bombing cities. It also has pictures of B-17s that sustained unreal damage and flew home — and a few that didn’t make it.
2. Why Behold Beauty? Because It’s Sociable. And pretty to look at:
3. Swinging Balls of Steel. Heavy but lovely. You really should watch this:
4. Switch Hitter v Switch Pitcher. Had to happen eventually. at and mouse, then a lot confused rules discussion, in which the ump ends up calling it wrong.
5. Marc Hauser Resigns from Harvard. Had to happen eventually.
Best posts you fine people overlooked:
Jo Marchant: How to Write (Long) About Science
Reef Madness 6: The Death of Louis Agassiz
Why We Lie – An Honest Look at Deception, from Ian Leslie