Issue 45 / March 31, 2016

  1. Editor’s Note

    Issue 45: The fun in naming, how pyrite changed the world, and why it’s fine that piratebush didn’t change much of anything. /

  2. Our First Mission Isn’t Finished

    There’s plenty left to name in the sometimes silly, always vast field of taxonomy. /

  3. The Surprising Riches of Fool’s Gold

    Pyrite, the stone rejected as an imposter, is the cornerstone of the modern world. /

  4. Let Us Now Praise Obscure, Useless Plants

    God and I delight in piratebush like he delights in me. /

  5. Fetal Heartbeat

    “like the wings of millions of monarchs returned” /

  6. Wonder on the Web

    Issue 45: Links to amazing stuff.