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I love when I find a nerdy or scientific gif I can share on social media, because these capture people's attention right away and share a message or sentiment in a compact form that amuses, fascinates and delights!...
A new contest from the NASA Visitor Centers wants to fly you and your family to visit one of them (Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Space Center Houston or the U.S.
In a letter dated to March 30, 1759 the Italian mining engineer Giovanni Arduino (1714-1795) proposed to the physician and fossil collector Prof. Antonio Vallisnieri the subdivision of earth's crust in various classes of rocks.Based on his observations along the foothills of the Alps, Arduino recognized a stratigraphic column with 4 classes: unstratified or poorly stratified rocks (or " Primary Rocks ", survived into the 20th century as " Paleozoic "), stratified rocks (" Secondary Rocks ", or " Mesozoic "), more recent, as yet unconsolidated, sediments (" Tertiary Rocks ") and as own category volcanic rocks...
Ivory smugglers, manatees, Iranian cheetahs, slow lorises and Britain's beloved hedgehogs are in the news this week.Ethics and Endangered Species: A new study accuses wildlife photographers of unethical behavior when it comes to the slender loris (either Loris tardigradus or L...
We have been Down Under in the Land of Oz all week, but Jen-Luc Piquant has been zealously compiling cool physics-y links for you anyway. By the time you read this, we will be landing in Los Angeles, arriving earlier than we left Sydney...
The gooey ink secretions of sea hares do more than just repel or distract their predators; scientists have discovered that this sticky substance can also mask their senses of smell and taste.Sea hares (genus Aplysia ) are large, herbivorous mollusks that are closely related to sea slugs and nudibranchs...
“All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist. The Tralfamadorians can look at all the different moments just the way we can look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains, for instance...
Sometimes we feature artwork on Symbiartic because it's astounding and thought-provoking. You may have seen Kaitlin Beckett's work on Symbiartic before (when we showed off her Katana Sharks and Fan Fish ), or on her site, A Curious Bestiary.Today, Blood Goats .Something about these seemes sad and powerful to me...
There's been a lot of interesting papers out this month in synthetic biology. Here's a quick roundup of some news and research: Oliver Wright, Guy-Bart Stan and Tom Ellis.
Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, talking about a study I borrowed from the bibliography of Mary Roach's fabulous new book, Gulp: Adventures in the Alimentary Canal.
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