An alarming book provokes a vision of a world that has solved the problems of global warming and war...
Or should that be Ping-Pong for narcissists?
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Mesozoic dinosaurs of several lineages famously possessed horns, frills, bony bosses, crests, frills, blah blah blah – you’ve heard all this a million times before.
Recently, a dear friend came to visit us here in Uganda, so we decided to take the opportunity to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to one of the world’s only two populations of mountain gorillas ( Gorilla berengei berengei )...
Ed. note: A previous version of this post appeared on Sleights of Mind. “ Everything she did and love , everything she was , required language .”― Lisa Genova, Still Alice Harvard-trained neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova couldn’t get agents or publishers interested in her debut novel Still Alice ...
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...
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