FUNDRAISING WRAPUP….Our pledge drive is over, so let me take a minute to thank everyone who contributed last week. We won’t have final numbers until all the snail mail checks roll in, but we raised well over $30,000, which exceeded our expectations and goes a long way toward keeping this blog running for another year. Huge thanks to everyone who helped out.

And if you’re not fundraised out, you might want to head over to Uncertain Principles, where Chad Orzel and the rest of the science bloggers are raising money for DonorsChoose, an organization that provides small grants for student projects at public schools. You’ve missed your chance to donate enough money to get Chad to stab himself with a fork, but you can still take the manliness quiz!