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Beauty and Size: The Wild Sex Merry XXXMas Marathon Continues...

Beauty and Size: The Wild Sex Merry XXXMas Marathon Continues...

The next two episodes of Wild Sex are by far the most popular. In the first, aptly titled 'Beach Babes and Boob Jobs', I look at the concept of beauty in the animal kingdom and how this concept does not really apply to the human animal.

December 26, 2012 — Carin Bondar
Should We Expect Other Earth-like Planets At All?

Should We Expect Other Earth-like Planets At All?

Earth-like? Or not.... (Image:PHL @ UPR Arecibo, ESA/Hubble, NASA) This year has been a spectacular one for exoplanets. New discoveries and new insights have truly pushed the gateway to other worlds even further open.  In the past 12 months we've gained increasingly good statistics on the incredible abundance of planets around other stars and their multiplicity.

December 26, 2012 — Caleb A. Scharf
2012 Book List!

2012 Book List!

Sci is over at Neurotic Physiology, sharing her top 30 book list. It's not the top 30 books I've read this year. Instead, it's the only 30 books I managed to read this year at all.

December 26, 2012 — Scicurious
Ghost of a Rotifer

Ghost of a Rotifer

Eerily empty exoskeletal remnants of a rotifer, a few bacteria and what might be a cyst of some parasite -- perhaps the one who led this rotifer to meet its fate.

December 26, 2012 — Psi Wavefunction
Show us your best science/nature images of 2012!

Show us your best science/nature images of 2012!

Red-eyed tree frog (Belize, September 2012) I can tell from the requisite end-of-year retrospectives that 2012 must be stumbling to a close. The best of this, the worst of that, the most interesting of the people, the sexiest of the gadgets.

December 26, 2012 — Alex Wild
Introducing: Alyssa Botelho

Introducing: Alyssa Botelho

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.

STAFFDecember 26, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Meaning on the Brain: How Your Mind Organizes Reality

Meaning on the Brain: How Your Mind Organizes Reality

They called him “Diogenes the Cynic,” because “cynic” meant “dog-like,” and he had a habit of basking naked on the lawn while his fellow philosophers talked on the porch.

December 26, 2012 — Ben Thomas
Happy Holidays, from my tank to yours!

Happy Holidays, from my tank to yours!

Stumpy (devil scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis diabolus ) and Ginny (Hawaiian green lionfish, Dendrochirus barberi ) wishing you the best this holiday season!

December 25, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

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