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“You slapped a fiiiish. Why would you do that?”“I wanted some seafood.” At nearly 16,000,000 views at the time of this writing, this “bad lip-synching” of Edward and Bella is objectively hilarious.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Guns, Germs, Drugs, godly decomposers, orangutan culture, bacterial crystals, and more.
- Rob Dunn - What If God Were a Maggot - David L. Levine - The Newtown Shootings – The View from 300.01 - Jason G. Goldman - Is Orangutan Culture Made of Ideas? - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Chemistry and Biology: Kuhnian or Galisonian? - Dana Hunter - What’s So Unusual About Tolbachik’s Eruption?
While I work on another post, here's a nucleus of an amoeba to look at. Some amoebae tend to have large and fairly obvious nuclei, and, if the cell is thin enough, you can make out some nuclear ultrastructure!
Another year, another time to take a look at an arbitrary period of time and check what happened, what one did, and perhaps squeeze some overarching meaning out of the emerging patterns.
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.
Child receives oral polio vaccine; image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/USAID The deaths this week of nine polio vaccine workers in Pakistan at the hands of gunmen indicate a threat not only to workers but also to the effort to eradicate the disease—locally and globally.Earlier this year, the international push to eradicate the crippling—and sometimes deadly—childhood disease from its final holdouts (Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan) was still in full force.
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.
It's the day before the doomsday, as supposedly prophesied by ancient Mayans. Scientific American has been dutifully mocking the prediction, while also cannily capitalizing on it by offering discounted subscriptions in an "End of the World Flash Sale." Brilliant!
Jenniskens recovering a fragment of the Sutter's Mill meteorite Meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens must move quickly to trap evidence of a fresh meteorite fall.
Since December 14th, when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and murdered 26 people, including 20 schoolchildren, the world's attention news has been on the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
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