They are highly secretive animals: stocky, goatlike creatures about the size of German shepherds
What might make life hard to recognize as life?
If I could, I’d bring politicians who doubt the reality of human-caused global change to spend a few days on the Juneau Icefield
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In my last post, I defended mega-pundit Jared Diamond against his critics, especially social scientists who imply that a book may be scholarly or a bestseller but not both.
I’ve been teaching a 200-level evolutionary medicine course at my university for four years. Each year I try something a little different to give students more ways to express themselves and to demonstrate their understanding of the material.
New Zealand’s kea* are among the most devastatingly intelligent birds on the planet. For instance, animal cognition researchers say kea are as smart as crows at solving mechanical puzzles.
Image of the Week #76, January 21th, 2013: From: Darwin's Neon Golf Balls by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba .
Tet Zoo stuff from 2012: man-eating lions, raptors, crocodyliforms, the Squamozoic, turtle penises. Why chickens? Because they were always there, in the background.
It's no secret that Chris Rowan of Highly Allochthonous is one of my favorite geobloggers of all time, so it's rather a pleasant surprise to discover that the fandom is mutual.
Laundry becomes important because having clean clothes is a sign of social status. It places you within the boundaries of being socially acceptable.
One of the things I love most about science blogging is the opportunity to learn about entirely new things. Of course, we all have that opportunity on most days, but having to find something to blog about three times a week definitely keeps me on my toes.
The process of photosynthesis is often described as turning sunlight into sugars, and while that's broadly true, there are two distinct biochemical reactions taking place.
Next time you see a scientist in the street, grab him or her and ask who they view as the enemy. Quite likely they’ll give you a weird look, and perhaps they’ll run away, but if they don’t, I’d bet they’d say journalists.
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