Over at Science, I’m doing a little guest-blogging this months on their Origins blog. My post today is on interplanetary kudzu and other things that NASA can learn from Darwin. Check it out.
Given the opportunity, life goes on Welfare. Consider corn – too stupid to reproduce on its own, demands synthetic nitrogen fertilizer as a right, and transformed the entire American Midwest into an Inner Farm. Don’t get me started on the fragile and endangered Furbish lousewort, the Delhi Sands flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis), and the Giant Flying Vampire Toad.
I have still to read your Microcosm, but thought you might get a smile out of this weeks Bob the Angry Flower.
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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The Loom. He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.