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Born-Again Textbooks

Born-Again Textbooks

I push my way through the dense crowd, bumping and nudging and apologizing as I move. When I finally emerge from the gaggle of fans, there he is, sitting quietly in a corner chair at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

January 31, 2013 — Megan Scudellari
Kermadec Trench: The deep-water womble

Kermadec Trench: The deep-water womble

1st officer Steve Bailey (L) and Alan Jamieson (R) showing off the large cusk eels caught in the new legendary ‘big trap’ (back left). Photo courtesy of NIWA/University of Aberdeen, UK.

January 31, 2013 — Alan Jamieson
New Zealand Farmer Helps Save Rare Penguin from Extinction

New Zealand Farmer Helps Save Rare Penguin from Extinction

One of the world's smallest penguins has nearly doubled the size of its population in the past decade and much of the credit is due to the farmer who owns the land where many of the penguins breed.White-flippered penguins ( Eudyptula albosignata ), also known as korora, are endemic to the Canterbury region of New Zealand, where the birds have just two major breeding sites, remote Motunau Island and the volcanic headlands of the Banks Peninsula.

January 30, 2013 — John R. Platt
What Voyager saw: a journey in photographs #scio13

What Voyager saw: a journey in photographs #scio13

On the plane to North Carolina. Clouds! Photo taken by me. I spent this afternoon at a workshop on Rapid Media Prototyping, as part of ScienceOnline 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

January 30, 2013 — Kelly Oakes
Fuel Cell Vehicles Coming Off the Bench? Maybe. Maybe Not.

Fuel Cell Vehicles Coming Off the Bench? Maybe. Maybe Not.

Fuel cell vehicles are back in the news this week with the announcement of a new innovation partnership. According to the three auto-manufacturing heavyweights involved - Daimler, Ford, and Renault-Nissan - this new collaborative partnership approach will allow the industry to bring fuel cell vehicles to driveways around the world.

January 30, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
SciArt at ScienceOnline 2013 - the Digital Gallery

SciArt at ScienceOnline 2013 - the Digital Gallery

This marks the 2nd annual ScienceArt Gallery at ScienceOnline - this year featuring talent from the attendees themselves!There are more talented illustrators, comic artists, photographers and visual people than these attending - and since both Kalliopi and myself are in NC we'll see ho else we can profile here on Symbiartic.With apologies to Jason G.

January 30, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Is Scientific Materialism "Almost Certainly False"?

Is Scientific Materialism "Almost Certainly False"?

When it comes to science, ours is a paradoxical era. On the one hand, prominent physicists proclaim that they are solving the riddle of reality and hence finally displacing religious myths of creation.

January 30, 2013 — John Horgan
The Real, and Simple, Equation That Killed Wall Street

The Real, and Simple, Equation That Killed Wall Street

“If it weren’t for those meddling kids!” That was the punch line for every Scooby Doo episode. It also is the overly simple narrative that many in the media have spun about the last financial crisis.

January 30, 2013 — Chris Arnade
Kermadec Trench: The Cosmopolitan Rattail

Kermadec Trench: The Cosmopolitan Rattail

Overnight, we sampled depths between 3000 and 3500 meters along a gradual slope. Both landers worked well, and provided some excellent footage of fish attracted to the bait.

January 30, 2013 — Malcolm Clark

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