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New Toxic Nocturnal Primate Species Discovered

New Toxic Nocturnal Primate Species Discovered

Image of new slow loris species, N. kayan, courtesy of Ch'ien C Lee The slow loris shouldn't be a difficult object of study. For one thing, it's slow—very slow (think sloth slow).

December 14, 2012 — Katherine Harmon
When You Fall Into a Black Hole, How Long Have You Got?

When You Fall Into a Black Hole, How Long Have You Got?

In chatting with colleagues after a talk this week, Joe Polchinski said he'd love to fall into a black hole. Most theoretical physicists would. It's not because they have some peculiar death wish or because science funding prospects are so dark these days.

December 14, 2012 — George Musser
Have Scientists Found Two Different Higgs Bosons?

Have Scientists Found Two Different Higgs Bosons?

The latest results from the Atlas experiment indicate that there may be two different Higgs bosons—one that weighs 123.5 GeV (in blue) and another that's 126.6 GeV (in red).

December 14, 2012 — Michael Moyer
Bora s Picks (December 14th, 2012)

Bora s Picks (December 14th, 2012)

How fake images change our memory and behaviour by Rose Eveleth: The year was a memorable one – looking back at the unforgettable images over the past 12 months, you might think of apocalyptic-looking clouds over Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy, or Mitt Romney’s children mistakenly standing in a line spelling out the word “MONEY”, or even the winning US Powerball lottery ticket that became the most shared picture on Facebook.

STAFFDecember 14, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
The Ideas Woman

The Ideas Woman

One day I would like to have a long tube snaking in and out of the rooms of my house carrying a faintly glowing algal broth. I know it sounds strange, but these tiny creatures are bioluminescent, so eco-enthusiasts think they could make great, environmentally friendly lamps.

December 14, 2012 — Josh Howgego
Computer Science Education Week 2012 Recap

Computer Science Education Week 2012 Recap

  Where you able to participate in Computer Science Education Week? Where there any memorable moments?My favorite Tweets and links about Computer Science Education Week “@drugmonkeyblog: #thatsofreud RT @funkyNMR: This is how computer scientits read "50 Shades of Grey" http://btfy.me/x6r2dy ” #CSEdWeek lol “@ileducprof: Clemson leads U.S.

December 14, 2012 — DNLee

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