Sean B. Carroll’s “Brave Genius”

There is an element of chance to the root of genius (Albert Camus, Notebooks 1942-1951). This quote sums up Sean Carroll’s main point in his interesting new book “Brave Genius”. The book explores the achievements and friendship of two French Nobel laureates: Jacques Monod and Albert Camus. Both men were …

Moss growing on lava fields!

Here’s something I was kind of fascinated by in Iceland last summer. I’m not 100% sure what this moss is called (it might be Racomitrium canescens??), but you can see it all over the lava fields in the southern part of the island. Apparently there are 600 different species of …