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Quantum Shorts: Winners of the 2012 Competition

Quantum Shorts: Winners of the 2012 Competition

We're currently at Science Online 2013, dancing Gangnam Style and bonding with our fellow science bloggers in between sessions, so there's not much time for our usual uber -long blog posts.

January 31, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette
This Is Your Brain on Disney

This Is Your Brain on Disney

CC | Click on image for license and information. I've only been to Disney World once. A few years ago, S and I went for the first time and while I may go back, I'm definitely still recovering.

January 31, 2013 — Krystal D'Costa
Want to find more artists, ScienceOnline?

Want to find more artists, ScienceOnline?

Science-inspired art is on the rise. There are more scientific illustrators, fine artists, cartoonists, photographers, and visual-science people at ScienceOnline this year than ever before.

January 31, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

The beauty of sewage

Microbiologists might comprise the vast majority of people who get excited about sewage and other putrid-smelling places. A sample of activated sludge or a treatment pond make wonderful presents for bacteriologists and protistologists alike.

January 31, 2013 — Psi Wavefunction
Housekeeping note on comments

Housekeeping note on comments

Over the past month or so, I've been pleased to see the number of comments grow on my posts. I want my posts to spark discussion, because I don't have all the answers when I write an article.

January 31, 2013 — David Wogan
One Man’s Poo is Another Man’s PhD

One Man’s Poo is Another Man’s PhD

Scientists collect crazy things. I’m not talking thimble-crazy or frog-themed-crazy. That kind of tchotchke barely ranks on the crazy scale.

January 31, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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

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