This ain't the stuff you'd find powering the grill...
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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Has this Ophiocordyceps sent fruiting bodies up from the ant it killed? Not quite. Since we're on the topic of zombies, a public service announcement:Most zombie ant photographs are upside-down.
ENCODE (Image: Discover Blogs) Remember that news-making ENCODE study with its claims that “80% of the genome is functional”? Remember how those claims were the starting point for a public relations disaster which pronounced (for the umpteenth time) the "death of junk DNA"?
Preserved colossal squid? Or alien from "Independence Day"? You decide. The colossal squid at the Museum of New Zealand in Wellington. Creative Commons Y23.
Luis Alvarez who after winning a Nobel Prize in physics, made a key contribution to a totally different field with his son Walter (left) (Image: Wikipedia Commons) A couple of days ago I wrote a post discussing chemists who did significant work after receiving a Nobel Prize.
Tomorrow night, Friday February 22 at 7:30pm, Cinefamily and and Cinespia Salon will present the latest installment of the their Science on Screen series at the old Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles.
Four small 3-D printed robot suckers and two larger ones; image courtesy of Doug LaFon, U.S. Army Research Laboratory photographer Legions of animal-inspired robots are being created to improve military missions and disaster response efforts—from crawling cockroach-like RHex bots to leaping Sand Flea robots and the speeding Cheetah machines.
Yesterday, a mysterious group called the Inspiration Mars Foundation announced vague plans for a “historic journey to Mars and back in 501 days” scheduled for 2018.
This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public.
On January 30, Plugged In’s unquenchable interest in infrastructure expressed itself in an actual tour of an infrastructure system itself. As part of ScienceOnline2013, the fabulous science/scientist/communications convention/festival/love-in held every year in my own city of Raleigh, I led a tour of the stormwater tunnels beneath the city of Raleigh.I know all about these tunnels because I splashed around in them while trying to figure out what happened to my stormwater when I was reporting my infrastructure book, On the Grid.Anyhow.
There's nothing like the scientific thrill of discovering something for the very first time—or, in rare cases, rediscovering something that most people had presumed forever lost.
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