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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday – Komodo dragons, tracking chimps, Baxter the robot, Sauropterygians, National Chemistry Week, and more.

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Today we have both a new Image of the Week and a new Video of the Week.

- John R. Platt – Female Komodo Dragons Die Young, Housework to Blame


- Darren Naish – Sauropterygians NEVER FORGET


- Alex Wild – The digital alterations behind an insect field-guide photo


- Maureen McCarthy – Chimps in Uganda: Reading the Clues


- Melissa C. Lott – U.S. Solar PV Tops 3.5 GW


- DNLee – It’s National Chemistry Week: 2012 Theme is Nanotechnology


- Scicurious – Enhancing social conformity with Ritalin


- John Matson – Massive Planets Might Escape Stellar Engulfment Largely Undiminished


- Katherine Harmon – Fish Shoots Down Prey with Super-Powered Jet [Video]


- Larry Greenemeier – Need a Hug? Baxter the Human-Friendly Robot Debuts at M.I.T.



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