The best part of this study on how much force it takes to unstick a gecko in the wet is imagining what it took to strap the geckos into their little harnesses.

New species of lacewing discovered via Flickr.

What lurks in logs. A fascinating discussion of the invisible fungi in wood.

Doctors are using hookworms to treat allergies.

Some of the problems with “lite” science writing. And how the publishing industry can lead science writers down the path of neat stories, instead of complex truths.

The best argument in favour of open-access science is all of them.