This week on

  • Urban infrastructure is subject to a great number of stressors. However, that doesn't mean that rural areas are necessarily any better off. At Per Square Mile, Tim DeChant discusses why telecommunications equipment is subject to fewer lightning-related failures and how population density can help engineers and researchers with network design.

  • At Bones Don't Lie, Katy Meyers regales readers with the stories that bones can tell. She discusses how coloration in skeletal remains can reveal a bit about the cultural observances of the individual.

I'll be back next week with more from anthropology, philosophy, and research.