I am fully convinced that one day soon, I will find a new door within my house that, when opened, will give me direct immediate access back to the year 1965 unquestionably the finest in the popular music era. In particular, 1965 is the year in which Judith Durham and The Seekers arrived in my home town of Bournemouth for a summer season at the Pavilion Theatre. During that summer, my eyes and ears absorbed a style and sound of music and song that was to remain with me for the next 52 years.
The science research burning up the blog-o-sphere today is a fun one: Martin Nyffeler and Klaus Birkhofer, a pair of European biologists, recently published a paper looking at how much raw tonnage of prey spiders consume every year. It's a fascinating paper-and open access, so you've got no excuse not to read it-that explores the ecological impact of spiders' appetites.