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ScienceOnline2012 interview with Sean Ekins

ScienceOnline2012 interview with Sean Ekins

Every year I ask some of the attendees of the ScienceOnline conferences to tell me (and my readers) more about themselves, their careers, current projects and their views on the use of the Web in science, science education or science communication.

January 16, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
The other turkey

The other turkey

Wild Ocellated turkey, photographed in Belize by John Harshman, used with permission. Whenever I mention turkeys on Tet Zoo, it’s unavoidable that I (generally) mention or illustrate the turkey we know best: the domestic form of Meleagris gallopavo , the North American bird typically known as the Wild turkey.

January 16, 2013 — Darren Naish
Universality of Preadaptation for the Human Condition

Universality of Preadaptation for the Human Condition

I have often wondered about whether key human adaptations (e.g., bipedalism, large brain size, opposable thumbs) represented universal traits for the development of high intelligence and technological complexity.

January 16, 2013 — Cadell Last
Thousands of Exoplanets Orbiting a Single Star

Thousands of Exoplanets Orbiting a Single Star

Video of the Week #76, January 16th, 2013: Worlds: The Kepler Planet Candidates from Alex Parker on Vimeo. From: Beautiful Video Imagines the Thousands of Known Exoplanets Orbiting a Single Star by Michael Moyer at Observations .

January 16, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Darwin s Neon Golf Balls, Pot and IQ, Math Verse, Beijing s air pollution, and more.

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Darwin s Neon Golf Balls, Pot and IQ, Math Verse, Beijing s air pollution, and more.

- Nicholas G. Evans - What Science Should We Fund? Questioning New Policy on H5N1 Gain-of-Function Research  - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Does smoking pot lower your IQ?  - Jennifer Frazer - Darwin’s Neon Golf Balls  - Evelyn Lamb - Setting Mathematics in Verse  - Deborah Gordon - Guest Post: Navigating the New World of Oils  - Hannah Waters - A Hilarious Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Montana’s Natural History Museum  - John R.

STAFFJanuary 15, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Beijing's air pollution as seen from space

Beijing's air pollution as seen from space

On January 13, The New York Times reported that air pollution levels in Beijing, China were elevated to a point "beyond indexing". The readings help form the Air Quality Index (PDF), which is used to determine levels of harmful particulate matter, and topped out at 755 ppm at a monitoring station at the U.S.

January 15, 2013 — David Wogan
Rare Japanese Rabbit Leaves Endangered Species List

Rare Japanese Rabbit Leaves Endangered Species List

Japan has removed the rare, nocturnal, island-dwelling Amami black rabbit (aka the Ryukyu rabbit, Pentalagus furnessi ) from its endangered species list, according to a report from The Telegraph .

January 15, 2013 — John R. Platt
Darwin's Neon Golf Balls

Darwin's Neon Golf Balls

The beech orange, likely Cyttaria darwinii. These were sprouting near Ushuala in southern Argentina. Image courtesy Bruce Muller; used with permission.

January 15, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer

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