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[caption id="attachment_1046" align="alignright" width="275" caption="Forever Young: The Science of Aging"] [/caption] An infant born in the U.S. today will probably live to see his or her 78th birthday, a 20- year-plus increase over the average lifespan a century ago...
Bringing sciart to the public isn't always an easy task - and the growing ( culturing , har har) field of bioart is some of the toughest art to showcase of all.It's harder than hanging a painting without using nails, as many contemporary galleries insist, leading to those dangling chains from ceiling braces...
Until recent decades, the brain was viewed as static. The accepted scientific view was that after early childhood few changes occurred in the connections between neurons and no new brain cells appeared...
Many universities have dedicated student-run science publications. Such publications are ideal places for young science writers to work with or as part of an editorial team, build up confidence and grow their portfolios...
I recently taught a fun workshop called "Mobile Apps for Research and Education." We talked about some apps to access library databases, then shared some favorite apps for getting work done.The mobile apps for accessing library resources are always a bit weird...
The St. Francis’ Satyr is small, brown, and fabulously rare. Once found across North Carolinian sedge meadows, the federally endangered butterfly is now restricted to a few square miles...
Genetic analysis has revealed the existence of two new species of Madagascan mouse lemur, bringing the total number of recognised species to 20.Weighing less than 100 g and rarely stretching more than 28 cm, tail included, mouse lemurs are the smallest primate in the world...
Apoptosis or programmed cell death is one of the great truths of cellular life, an essential process that’s not only required to make way for new cells but to prevent old cells from going haywire...
Etsy is a great place to find handmade or vintage items. I'm a regular shopper there, as I love both supporting artists and finding unique gifts. I began searching the massive Etsy community for science-inspired artwork, and I found the most amazingly robust and beautiful science t-shirt shop, nonfiction tees.The shop is run by designer and self-described ninja printmaker Ryan Aydelott, who has worked in computer sciences, graphic design, as well as fine art...
What a great way to start the week: the Foundational Questions Institute has just announced its fifth essay contest. The topic is the physics of information.
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