- Atlatls to Bows: A Serendipitous Lion Hunt. Continuing his series of posts on the transition of the ancient North Americans from atlatls to bows, teofilo of Gambler’s House talks about a fortuitous discovery of a cache of bows that lead to increased understanding of ancient bow technology.
- Perception of volcanic hazards in Iceland. The world’s attention was recently focused on Iceland due to the eruption there that paralyzed air travel for days throughout Europe, but Iceland has always been a geothermally active region. How well-prepared are Icelanders in general to deal with volcanic emergencies? Jessica at Magma Cum Laude looks at the evidence.
- Relativity on a human scale. This one will be hard for the relativity denialists to explain! Chad at Uncertain Principles describes research with atomic clocks that has demonstrated Einstein’s special and general relativity in a tabletop experiment!
- The assessment of emotional expression in dogs. Everybody seems to agree that dogs are very emotive animals, but do we all see the same emotions in a particular animal? At her eponymous blog, The Dog Zombie looks at an attempt to apply statistics to understanding how much we agree on a dog’s emotional state.
Check back next week for more “miscellaneous” suggestions!