This week is our Cities theme, so again I link to these posts first:

- D.N.Lee - Wildlife Watching in the City


- S.E. Gould - Plague and the city


- Jason G. Goldman - Mathematics, Cities, and Brains: What Can A Highway Engineer Learn From A Neuroscientist?


- Hannah Waters - Urban ecology doesn't have enough humans in it


- Cassie Rodenberg - U.S. cities breaking bad: why do these have the worst drug problems?


- Bora Zivkovic - City Of Light: Insomniac Urban Animals



Now, several interesting posts that are not about the cities:

- Sam McNerney - Why We Care About Chimpanzees: The Origins of Human Morality


- Alex Wild - Thrifty Thursday: The iPhone looks at a Spiny Spider


- Bora Zivkovic - Weekly Highlights #5


- Krystal D'Costa - Editor’s Selections: City Crowds, Helpful Chimps and Mean Baboons, Sexual Satisfaction, and Large Babies


- Angela Cesaro - Check Out SA’s New Slide Shows


- Kelly Oakes - Double checking our cosmic tape measure


- Kevin Trenberth - Why Is Earth warming?


- George Musser - How Optical Illusions Can Build a Better Bulb




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