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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A Poem I love the outdoors in the Wintertime in the Spring especially the Summer and the gorgeous Fall. My Afro – so big and round – like wide world I love so natural a gift from Mother Nature/Mother Earth I enjoy her beauty at play and work.
The complexity of GPCRs is illustrated by this mechanical view of their workings (Image: Scripps Research Institute) G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) are the messengers of the human body, key proteins whose ubiquitous importance was validated by the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
This post is a re-worked and updated version of a post that appeared on my blog, the Undergraduate Science Librarian, in October 2011. One of the most fun sciencey things I've seen lately is the #overlyhonestmethods meme on twitter.
This is a guest post by Robert Fares, a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin researching the benefits of grid energy storage as part of Pecan Street Inc.’s ongoing smart grid demonstration project.
Cups, balls, paperclips, rubber bands, string, pens, a writing surface and your own body: these are the simple, commonly found 'ingredients' that we asked you to use as part of Scientific American's Iron Egghead video contest.
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/drbimages No one wants a hacking cough for days or weeks on end. But research shows that it generally takes about 18 days to get over a standard cough-based illness.
Sci is over at Neurotic Physiology today, asking about bananas. Athletes often get told to eat them, they are wonder fruit. So much potassium! So many carbs!
Every year I ask some of the attendees of the ScienceOnline conferences to tell me (and my readers) more about themselves, their careers, current projects and their views on the use of the Web in science, science education or science communication.
Wild Ocellated turkey, photographed in Belize by John Harshman, used with permission. Whenever I mention turkeys on Tet Zoo, it’s unavoidable that I (generally) mention or illustrate the turkey we know best: the domestic form of Meleagris gallopavo , the North American bird typically known as the Wild turkey.
I have often wondered about whether key human adaptations (e.g., bipedalism, large brain size, opposable thumbs) represented universal traits for the development of high intelligence and technological complexity.
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