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Crocodiles attack elephants

Crocodiles attack elephants

Way back in November 2010 a remarkable photo appeared online, showing an adult Nile crocodile Crocodylus niloticus biting the trunk of an adult female African bush elephant Loxodonta africana (a plague upon those bloggers and others who identified the crocodylian as an...

February 4, 2013 — Darren Naish
Scio13 WrapUp: Blogging for the Long Haul

Scio13 WrapUp: Blogging for the Long Haul

At Scienceonline 2013, Dr. Zen and I spent some time discussing how to blog "for the long haul". There's a full storify of what went down below, and there should be live video feed available for free soon!

February 4, 2013 — Scicurious
Is the age of scientific genius over?

Is the age of scientific genius over?

Stock photo of Einstein (Wikipedia Commons) There's a short rumination in this week's Nature in which Dean Keith Simonton, a psychologist from the University of California, Davis asks a question that often surfaces: Is the age of scientific genius over?

February 3, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
Aiming High - Secretary Chu Leaving Energy Department

Aiming High - Secretary Chu Leaving Energy Department

United States Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu will not serve a second term. Instead, he will leave the Forrestal building after this month's ARPA-E Summit, giving President Obama additional time to pick his successor.Secretary Chu's announcement officially came on Friday, with an e-mail to Department of Energy employees.

February 3, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
Cyberscreen Film Festival Winners (in Brief)

Cyberscreen Film Festival Winners (in Brief)

We here at PsiVid are very proud to announce the winners of the Cyberscreen Film Festival as presented during the Science Online 2013 Un-conference.Films were submitted in either the Professional or the Independent category and we required that the submitters need to be considered as part of the Science Online community and the winners were granted a guaranteed spot for attendance at the Science Online 2013.Winners were selected by our panel of judges which include Brian Malow, Jennifer Ouellette, Kiki Sanford and Henry Reich and myself (Joanne).So, in brief, here are our winners."Step Into An Optical Illusion" from Science Friday was the winner of our professional category at Cyberscreen Film Festival.

February 2, 2013 — Joanne Manaster
Geomorphologic Groundhog Day

Geomorphologic Groundhog Day

We don't know how much wood a woodchuck would chuck if he could chuck wood, but we know how much sediment he moves per year… Biogeomorphology , also referred as ecogeomorphology or sometimes as zoogeomorphology , is the study of the linkages between ecology and geomorphology, or in simple terms between life forms and landforms.

February 2, 2013 — David Bressan
Eight Things You Didn't Know About Groundhogs

Eight Things You Didn't Know About Groundhogs

Happy Groundhog Day! Today is the day each year in which we look towards a giant rodent to find out how much more winter we'll have to endure. This year, we probably know the answer: winter hasn't been very wintery, even for Los Angeles.

February 1, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
Best of January at A Blog Around The Clock

Best of January at A Blog Around The Clock

I posted 13 times in January. That is, on A Blog Around The Clock only (not counting the posts on The Network Central, The SA Incubator, Video of the Week, Image of the Week, or editing Guest Blog and Expeditions).

February 1, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
What Will Steven Chu's Energy Legacy Be?

What Will Steven Chu's Energy Legacy Be?

Courtesy of Department of Energy Steven Chu will step down as Secretary of Energy at the end of this month, though he "may stay beyond that time so that I can leave the Department in the hands of the new Secretary," he wrote in a farewell letter to Department of Energy (DoE) staff, issued February 1.

February 1, 2013 — David Biello

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