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This Research Is worse Than Bad-It's Basic

It’s not every day that you turn away the opportunity to promote a scientific finding that was published in Nature . Usually, an email notification from the prestigious journal sends communications departments such as mine into hyperdrive: press releases, media calls – this stuff is gold...

July 24, 2013 — Lisa Willemse

What's stopping us from eating insects?

In non-Western cultures insects are an important food source, providing proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Where eating insects is a norm, people can tell the difference between good insects and bad insects and identify seasonal differences in arthropodal food choices (when to harvest larval states, which adults to avoid, etc.) So why are Americans so averse to this food source?...

July 24, 2013 — Krystal D'Costa

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - how to destroy art, see like a bee, and commune with one's ancestors. And more.

Check out our newest Image of the Week!- Lawrence Rifkin - My ancestors slept here - Cheryl Murphy - Well, I’ll BEE…Bees see UV - Glendon Mellow - How to Destroy Priceless Works of Art - Becky Crew - New Species, Thor’s Hero Shrew, Will Back Itself in Any Feat of Strength - Jennifer Ouellette - Fermilab Physicist Makes “Frozen Lightning” Art with Accelerators - Katherine Harmon - 3-D Printed Jets Mimic Octopus Propulsion - Melanie Tannenbaum - I’m Excited About The Royal Baby (And It’s Okay If You Are Too) - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Richard Rhodes on the need for nuclear power - Gary Stix - Two Hydrogens and One Oxygen, a Recipe for Cognitive Enhancement? - Khalil A...

STAFFJuly 23, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Madame Maggot

Image of the Week #101, July 23rd, 2013: From: What's Worse Than Fecal Transplants? This Gal. by Kalliopi Monoyios at Symbiartic ...

July 23, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Well, I'll BEE...Bees see UV

When I was a kid my sister and I would go hiking on a wooded Adirondack trail behind my grandparents’ camp. The start of the trail was rugged and involved a rigorous uphill climb but the surprise waiting at the top was always a feast for the eyes...

July 23, 2013 — Cheryl Murphy

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