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Seldom do protists show up in public places (as man-made creations; plenty of them thrive happily unseen), especially those who reside where the sun don't shine: the hindgut of wood-eating termites and cockroaches...
It has been a while since I've last posted. Usually I try not to give excuses for lateness, but this time I do have a very good one.I'm currently 15 and a half weeks pregnant!In the UK there is a fairly good and well thought-out system to make sure pregnant women get all the necessary checks and scans...
Pygmy elephants, Asiatic lions and Siamese crocodiles are among the endangered species in the news this week.Pygmy elephant update: Remember the 14 pygmy elephants ( Elephas maximus borneensis ) that were poisoned in Borneo back in February?...
Let's face it: this was an unbelievably crappy week, what with the horrific events at the Boston Marathon. People deal with tragedy in many different ways.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - mushroom men, fake subway maps, Australian geology, world's largest octopus, and more.
- Jag Bhalla - It Is in Our Nature to Be Self-Deficient - Claire O’Connell - A New Inflammatory “Danger” Signal Spotted and Stopped - Kalliopi Monoyios - How Do You Wear Your Anatomy? - Cassie Rodenberg - Beauty and the K2: Synthetic Marijuana Dependence - David Wogan - No mass transit in your city?...
Are you a super seer? Why some people see fewer colors than others and why women are more likely to be super seers by Naveena Sadasivam: It was the late 1700’s and John Dalton, now well known for his achievements in atomic theory, was walking by a store when he noticed a pair of stockings displayed with the sign “Silk, and newest fashion.” He decided to buy a pair for his mother and chose what he thought was dark, dull blue but to his surprise his mother, on receiving the hose, exclaimed: “They’re as red as cherry, John!”.....
Today we're returning to the deep to meet an octopus that, at first glance, hardly seems to earn that eight-limbed designation.Its very name sounds like an oxymoron—or a cautionary tale from a fishing accident...
Ever since the Boston Marathon bombings Monday, something has been bothering me. I've tried to put it out of my mind, but I can't. So, perhaps unwisely, I'm going to write about it.We Americans are justifiably outraged at the attacks in Boston, which killed three innocent people and injured many more...
Geologists in the land of the Kangaroo: The first (and forgotten) geological Exploration of Australia
April 19, 1770 British Captain James Cook reached for the first time the south-eastern coast of Australia. The continent of Australia had been "discovered" by Europeans already in 1606, but only in 1642 the size of the new "island" was realized...
A few months ago Joe Hanson premiered his new video series called 'It's Okay To Be Smart', a joint project with PBS Digital Studios. In addition to being a true science geek, Joe has a flashy on-screen charisma that make for some pretty entertaining short films...
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