My Friday links posts were getting a little long so from now on I’ll publish when there are enough links.

We may be able to detect dark matter with, of all things, DNA. I love it when two seemingly very distinct sciences meet up like this.

A report on the economics of GM Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton adoption by small Indian farmers.

On the merits of science literacy.

Why the Higgs Boson matters.

Philcoxia spp. have underground leaves with which they catch and eat worms.

I think myself brave when I eat an oyster, but this moss eats 5,000 year old faeces.

184MP composite picture of Martian terrain. Beautiful.