Wednesday Whimsy

Please share links to anything that has recently surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you. Self promotion encouraged.

Project Steve hits #1000

Enter one of my favourite creationist-countering initiatives: the USA-based National Centre for Science Education (NCSE) created Project Steve many years ago now, as a response to the people who asked them for a list of actual scientists who do support evolution.

Cool Science: Carnivorous sea squirt and ocean spiders


A join Australian/US research expedition has discovered a multitude of new deep-sea species in the Tasman Fracture Zone, southwest of Tasmania. The 30 cm sea spiders I could do without knowing about, but check out some of the other marine life they’ve photographed with their submersible robot.