On this week’s Living on Earth, my Note on Emerging Science about fungi that can turn lead into a less toxic and more stable mineral form. I also produced the story on mushroom packing material ( link to show ).
Posted this week at AAAS Member Central, a look at Alex the Parrot’s final experiment. Before Alex passed away in 2007, he participated in two experiments demonstrating his mathematical prowess. Check out the link here .
I’m a couple days late posting this here – March 20 was the first day of spring – but if you’re curious about what the vernal equinox is, I wrote a short piece for the Living on Earth blog. Click on this to go to the site to read it. And have a happy spring!
Check out my first post over at Umbrella Brain , on the science of zombification . Umbrella Brain is a new blog authored by writers with varied scientific interests, but a shared sense of fun. Visit it now, and return often.