has pre-launched the magazine's September/October cover package online due to timeliness (for non-newsheads, this is the sort of thing Rolling Stone was criticized for not doing with the McChrystal interview
). The short version: "BP and the government say the spill is fast disappearing--but dramatic new science reveals that its worst effects may be yet to come."
The Mother Jones articles "look past the recent positive spin on the Gulf oil spill aftermath, at effects of oil and dispersants on the deep ocean ecosystems that scientists are only just beginning to understand," editor Mike Mechanic tells Boing Boing.
Links: BP's Deep Secrets (the package overview link), and here's Julia Whitty's lead story. Another one in the series, not to miss, explores Corexit's toxicity.
[Illustration for Mother Jones by Tim O'Brien]
A better understanding how a sperm swims its way toward an egg could help inform new treatments for male infertility. Researchers from the University of York have now come up with a mathematical formula to model how large numbers of moving sperm interact with fluid they’re swimming through. From the University: By analysing the head […]
Dr Gale Ridge is a public entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, where an average of 23 people a day call, write or visit; an increasing proportion of them aren’t inquiring about actual insects, they’re suffering from delusional parasitosis, and they’re desperate and even suicidal.
Biologist Nipam Patel and his team at UC Berkeley study how butterflies develop wing shape and color by performing surgery on caterpillars, creating translucent windows in their cocoons.
You know the drill. You go to the dentist and they ask you how often you floss. You lie through your teeth and say, “every day!” (Bonus points if you have some cilantro or chives stuck in your gums from lunch). You don’t want to keep up the charade any longer, but rubbing that tiny strand […]
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done outstanding work packing a fully capable desktop computer into a package the size of a deck cards—especially one that only costs $35. But if you already have a working laptop, why should you care? Oh, how much you have to learn. Besides operating well as a compact digital media hub, […]
Custom coffee vessels are the perfect piece of office flair, but it’s just a matter of time before your VOTE FOR PEDRO mug will start to lose its relevant wit. Why not have a new one every day, with whatever silly nonsense you want sticking off the sides? You can save big on your novelty […]