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Mysteries of the diceratheriine rhinos

Mysteries of the diceratheriine rhinos

This amazing fossil represents the diceratheriine rhino Subhyracodon occidentalis from the Late Eocene and Early and Middle Oligocene of the USA. Subhyracodon seems to have been ancestral to the better known Diceratherium *, a very long-lived diceratheriine that appeared in the Early Oligocene and persisted into the Middle Miocene.

January 2, 2013 — Darren Naish
Pop Goes the New Year: Popover Science

Pop Goes the New Year: Popover Science

The champagne cork wasn't the only thing popping at our house on New Year's Eve. Our low-key, stay-at-home festivities included The Great Popover Experiment.

January 1, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette
How Corn Syrup Might Be Making Us Hungry-and Fat

How Corn Syrup Might Be Making Us Hungry-and Fat

Image courtesy of iStockphoto/bttoro Grocery store aisles are awash in foods and beverages that contain high-fructose corn syrup. It is common in sodas and crops up in everything from ketchup to snack bars.

January 1, 2013 — Katherine Harmon
Scientists Use Cells to Fold Origami

Scientists Use Cells to Fold Origami

Here is the latest in cool biotechnology at the microscopic level: "Researchers at the University of Tokyo are using cells to fold microscopic origami shapes.

January 1, 2013 — Joanne Manaster
What's wrong with citation analysis?

What's wrong with citation analysis?

What's wrong with citation analysis?Other than your papers not being cited enough, what's wrong with measuring scientific influence based on citation count?

January 1, 2013 — Hadas Shema
Bicosoeca -- flagellate in a wineglass

Bicosoeca -- flagellate in a wineglass

Last post of 2012! Hope it was a good year for you all, and that the next will be even better -- Happy New Year! Some protists sitting in champagne glasses might be relevant to our interests: Bicosoecids are non-photosynthetic relatives of brown algae.

December 31, 2012 — Psi Wavefunction

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