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Happy New Years!!!

Happy New Years!!!

Happy New Year's Eve to everyone!!! Well, Happy New Year's Eve from the lab. Because there's where Sci is. Rodents don't really care if it's a holiday.Does anyone have any New Year's Resolutions?

December 31, 2012 — Scicurious
Levi-Montalcini, A Giant of Neuroscience Leaves a Living Legacy

Levi-Montalcini, A Giant of Neuroscience Leaves a Living Legacy

What may have been Rita Levi-Montalcini's last paper was published almost a year ago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . By no means a retrospective of a career that produced a Nobel Prize, the paper ("Nerve growth factor regulates axial rotation during early stages of chick embryo development") added still one more bit of knowledge about the protein involved with the growth and survival of nerve cells, a molecule that was Levi-Montalcini's passion for 60 years.Until her death on Sunday in Rome at 103, Levi-Montalcini had been the oldest living Nobelist and a woman who had never let anything stop her from pursuing a destiny as a scientist.

STAFFDecember 30, 2012 — Gary Stix
Don't Talk About Your New Year's Resolutions

Don't Talk About Your New Year's Resolutions

This statue at Notre-Dame de la Garde says "shush!" As I read the funny pages this morning in the paper, I noticed a running joke: no one keeps their New Year's resolutions.

December 30, 2012 — Hannah Waters
Life and times of the wild Axolotl

Life and times of the wild Axolotl

There haven’t been enough lissamphibians on Tet Zoo lately. So here’s a recycled section of text on axolotls, originally from a 2008 ver 2 article. I haven’t updated it properly, but I have added a new section of text at the end.

December 30, 2012 — Darren Naish
My personal best photographs of 2012

My personal best photographs of 2012

Since I'm asking everyone else to pony up a selection of their best science & nature photos of the year , I figure it's only fair I participate.

December 30, 2012 — Alex Wild
Moving On

Moving On

As has been obvious over the latter half of 2012, I'm not very active online in blogging anymore. I moved my occupation into real life and conducted a few training workshops in science communication.

December 30, 2012 — Kevin Zelnio
#SciAmBlogs - the Holiday Edition!

#SciAmBlogs - the Holiday Edition!

- Ben Thomas - Meaning on the Brain: How Your Mind Organizes Reality  - Karthika Muthukumaraswamy - Climate Model Coverage: Far from Model Journalism  - Ingmar Hoerr - Cancer Immunotherapy—Where Are We Going?  - Caleb A.

STAFFDecember 28, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Frivolous Photo Friday -

Frivolous Photo Friday -

I'm out of town right now with stunningly crappy internet, but will try to redeem myself a bit with some scheduled posts. Mostly pictures (uploaded before crappy internet).

December 28, 2012 — Psi Wavefunction
Friday Weird Science: slime molds take it to the highway!

Friday Weird Science: slime molds take it to the highway!

Sci is over at Neurotic Physiology today for Friday Weird science! Today's weird science is slime molds! Slime molds are weird in and of themselves, but they are even better when they start making country-wide highway maps.

December 28, 2012 — Scicurious

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