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Anyone still laboring under the mistaken assumption that genes are the most important factor in determining destiny should take a look at research that is being reported in this week’s Science about a particular strain of mice that have a genetic predisposition to develop type 1 diabetes.
This is a guest post by Nathan Sanders, a PhD student at Harvard University and a writer at Astrobites .--Sometimes it seems like scientists and the general public just don’t speak the same language.
If you have kids, or teach, or were observant when you were a kid yourself, you know that kids learn in all different ways. Some are happy to sit quietly and read a book, some need the visual input from photo and video and some want to sing and dance their way to learning the material.
By Rose Eveleth So it's 2013 everybody. There are all sorts of reasons to be excited about that. The world didn't end, the Emancipation Proclamation turned 150, and it's the first year since 1987 to be made up of four different numbers.
“I woke up forty days ago,” began a 922-word email sent to me shortly after I shared a story about a demented patient continually waking up to discover that he had had a leg amputation.
This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public.
Awesome male Green peacock, though lacking train (captive individual at Tierpark Berlin), photo by Markus Bühler, used with permission. Mention ‘peacock’ (or ‘peafowl’) and the vast majority of people will think of Pavo cristatus , the mostly Indian, blue-plumaged Indian peacock.
Not all of history's most significant scientists were college graduates when they began their works. In fact, history is full of scientists who have shaped the world due to their work as teenagers.
A true-color image captured by Cassini in February 2011 shows the head of the storm overtaking the fainter, turbulent tail. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI Just as regions of our planet have monsoon season, or tornado season, so too does Saturn have its own stormy season.Once every Saturn year or so—which corresponds to roughly 30 Earth years—a giant, churning storm works its way through the clouds of Saturn's northern hemisphere, sometimes encircling the entire planet like a belt.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Preadaptation, Egghead Video Contest, Coughs and Antibiotics, Electric Grid, and more.
As often on Wednesdays, we have a brand new Video of the Week. - Cadell Last - Universality of Preadaptation for the Human Condition - Ashutosh Jogalekar - The GPCR Network: A model for open scientific collaboration - Bonnie Swoger - When journal articles are hard to find - Darren Naish - The other turkey - Robert Fares - Towards a Distributed, Intelligent Electric Grid - Bora Zivkovic - ScienceOnline2012 – interview with Sean Ekins - Scicurious - Is that a banana in your pocket or are you increasing your performance? - DNLee - Wordless Wednesday: I’m an Outdoor Afro - Eric R.
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