The original Best of Wikipedia is, yet again, down for the count.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The sea otter has a pouch and keeps tools - rocks to split shells - in it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Apomixis is a natural sort of plant reproduction.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The triple alpha process is half the explanation of how oxygen, and other elements carbon and nitrogen, are formed in stars. The other half is explained by the CNO cycle.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Annato I knew was used to color cheeses. I realized I had no idea what it is.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ring species are like a snake whose tail gradually becomes a different species.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Reading about some missing Russian scientists, I also discovered Antarctica.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Transnistria is also known as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lonsdaleite is an obscure crystalline form of carbon, neither diamond nor graphite, but harder than diamond.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chartism was a democratic movement in 1800s Britain.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chimerism is the term for rare individuals possessing two sets of DNA. It occurs in humans.
from Laura Lovejoy

Sunday, June 26, 2011

You have probably heard of the "Golden Ratio." The Silver ratio was new to me.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Why haven't the spiral arms of the galaxy wound up tight? The density wave theory helps explain.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Phantom Time Hypothesis posits that the years AD 614–911 did not exist.