TOSP Episode 3: September 26th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] UPDATE: Youtube vids now up (and at bottom of post) Including fallen angels satellites, post-doc jobs in NZ, Foldit, HIV, nanotubes, Chinese space programme, neutrinos, intuition, suing geologists, Otzi, poetry.  And a bunch of other stuff! This week’s episode is a little longer than usual. […]

On the subject of phytoplankton

Discovered this morning in a beautiful old book :) Diatoms have lacy cases Of material silicaceous, Perforated lids and bases Made to fit like Petri dishes. Nursed on Nature’s hydroponic They’re prolific and nutritious Making bouillabase planktonic For the sustenance of fishes. - Ralph Lewin Taken from ‘The Fertile Sea’, by A.P. Orr and S.M. […]