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The mystery mammal of Kayan Mentarang

Back in 2005, the discovery of a weird reddish, long-tailed mammal, photographed by a camera-trap at Kayan Mentarang in central Borneo, was announced by the Swiss World Wildlife Fund.

February 25, 2013 — Darren Naish

Of course I'm stressed, I'm in cookie withdrawal.

I don't know about you guys, but in times of stress, I eat my feelings. And I mean, why wouldn't I? My feelings are delicious! The taste like popcorn and peanut butter M&Ms and fudge and pepperoni pizza.But then, when the stressful times are over, well, I've got to go back to eating salads and kale and cabbage and maybe not eating a whole bag of chocolate EVERY night of the week.

February 25, 2013 — Scicurious

Darwin's Tree and Deep Time

" Geologising in a Volcanic country is most delightful,… []"Geologist Charles Darwin in a letter to his father Darwin’s tree of life is rooted in deep time, from his notebook (1837), image in public domain.

February 24, 2013 — David Bressan

The "Language" Gene and Women's Wagging Tongues

Aka, How to Twist Science to Reinforce Gender Stereotypes Stylized rendering of FOXP2 attached to DNA (Wikipedia, Creative Commons License) Genes are subject to multiple layers of regulation.

February 24, 2013 — Athena Andreadis

Physics Week in Review: February 23, 2013

Here's all the cool physics news you missed this week:Soon we could all emulate Peter Parker's tingly Spidey-sense with this snazzy prototype for a SpiderSense suit using sensors and ultrasound to detect when objects get too close.Want to know the geographical origin of your shiny gemstones?

February 23, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

#sci4all: Making Science Allies essential to promoting #STEM

More and more I realize that having a scientifically literate public is imperative. As much as we hear news stories about new jobs and economic relief that STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) will have on our nation and our lives, the truth is, if individuals aren't ready for these great new, high-paying opportunities then that idyllic life will pass them by.

February 23, 2013 — DNLee

#SciAmBlogs Friday - Bees under the Microscope, Mariannas Trench, Ethics in Citizen Science, Facebook Abstention, and more.

- Charles Crookenden - Bees under the Microscope  - Jennifer Frazer - Cameron’s Team Divulges Discoveries in Deepest Trenches on Earth  - DNLee - On Ethics and Self-Policing in (Citizen) Science  - Gary Stix - On “Conspicuous Non-Consumption: The Performative and Political Dimensions of Facebook Abstention”  - David Wogan - EIA: Newer homes are larger, yet use roughly the same energy as older homes  - Katie Worth - Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 22 on Mars Time – Meteoric Changes to the Earth Day, as Told by a Thousand Tired Decisions  - Evelyn Lamb - Two Evelyns and a Katie: a Snapshot from AAAS  - Bora Zivkovic - Bora’s Picks (February 22nd, 2013)  - Scicurious - Friday Weird Science: Need more caffeine?

STAFFFebruary 22, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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