Have been away for 2 weeks, back to reservist training. What I do is not something highly classified, just back as a trainer. My job involves plenty of time outdoors, walking around and assessing recruits. This nice mixture of exercise and outdoors really does wonders for the soul.
Now having a short break before going back again tomorrow, hence catching up on my reading.
A few good articles worth mentioning:
One on the current state of the science of taxonomy. Some call it an art, but taxonomy is able to make predictions, so I think its a science, an important one too. See the article by Carol Kaesuk Yoon:
Reviving the lost art of naming the world.
Carl Zimmer has an excellent series on the evolution of Eukaryotes and warming of the earth. On the origin of Eukaryotes