'The peppered moth provides a textbook example of industrial melanism and its reversal. Once a classroom classic, then much criticised, and finally rehabilitated through further observation, the story also shows how real science works. The response of the creationist and “Intelligent Design” community provides a textbook example of a conspiracy theory in action, with cherry-picked quotations, allegations of collusion and fraud, and refusal to acknowledge new evidence.'
Sophie McDougal explains why she hates strong female characters.
The secret history of G.I. Joe, Barbie, Darth Vader, and making war in children's culture. Part 1. Part 2.
David Simon on Steve Earle.
Two moons passing in the Martian night: