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Orra White Hitchcock’s elegant 19th century geological drawings shine at the American Folk Art Museum
A scientist documents the poisoning of the state’s waters by the coal industry
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I don't know about you guys, but in times of stress, I eat my feelings. And I mean, why wouldn't I? My feelings are delicious! The taste like popcorn and peanut butter M&Ms and fudge and pepperoni pizza.But then, when the stressful times are over, well, I've got to go back to eating salads and kale and cabbage and maybe not eating a whole bag of chocolate EVERY night of the week.
" Geologising in a Volcanic country is most delightful,… "Geologist Charles Darwin in a letter to his father Darwin’s tree of life is rooted in deep time, from his notebook (1837), image in public domain.
Aka, How to Twist Science to Reinforce Gender Stereotypes Stylized rendering of FOXP2 attached to DNA (Wikipedia, Creative Commons License) Genes are subject to multiple layers of regulation.
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx.
Here's all the cool physics news you missed this week:Soon we could all emulate Peter Parker's tingly Spidey-sense with this snazzy prototype for a SpiderSense suit using sensors and ultrasound to detect when objects get too close.Want to know the geographical origin of your shiny gemstones?
More and more I realize that having a scientifically literate public is imperative. As much as we hear news stories about new jobs and economic relief that STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) will have on our nation and our lives, the truth is, if individuals aren't ready for these great new, high-paying opportunities then that idyllic life will pass them by.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Bees under the Microscope, Mariannas Trench, Ethics in Citizen Science, Facebook Abstention, and more.
- Charles Crookenden - Bees under the Microscope - Jennifer Frazer - Cameron’s Team Divulges Discoveries in Deepest Trenches on Earth - DNLee - On Ethics and Self-Policing in (Citizen) Science - Gary Stix - On “Conspicuous Non-Consumption: The Performative and Political Dimensions of Facebook Abstention” - David Wogan - EIA: Newer homes are larger, yet use roughly the same energy as older homes - Katie Worth - Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 22 on Mars Time – Meteoric Changes to the Earth Day, as Told by a Thousand Tired Decisions - Evelyn Lamb - Two Evelyns and a Katie: a Snapshot from AAAS - Bora Zivkovic - Bora’s Picks (February 22nd, 2013) - Scicurious - Friday Weird Science: Need more caffeine?
Science is experiencing a boost in enthusiasm and participation from the Citizen Science Movement. For those familiar it conjures up images of kids, adults and seniors counting birds or counting stars at night.
Today's Friday Weird Science is a response to a question I received, asking if Shower Shock caffeinated soap actually works. And I wondered...well does it?
It's often said that we know less about the bottom of our own ocean than we do about the surface of Mars. The governments of the world, and our government in particular, seem presently much less than enthusiastic about exploring the oceans of our own planet than in exploring other planets (ocean research seems to have taken a particular hit in the last decade of Congressional budget cuts, although admittedly, all agencies have seen cutbacks).
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