More accurately known as perinatal anxiety, and like most people, I had no idea it existed until it struck me
He was the first to survey the Colorado River, 150 years ago—and his ideas about water resources in that arid region were prescient
Much of the treasure trove of Apollo 11 images is rarely shown
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More people in India have access to cellphones than to basic sanitation. Meanwhile, more than 7,000 villages in the northwestern part of the country suffer drinking water shortages as the water table in this breadbasket region continues to drop...
A Game of Thrones: Pheromones & Gene Expression in Worker Bees Play Pivotal Roles in Queen Development
This post was originally posted at Urban Science Adventures! © on March 2, 2010 titled: Honey Bees Buzz with Individuality.I still enjoy the subject of this paper.
How many Asiatic cheetahs still prowl on the planet earth? Compared to their African cousins, the Asiatic cheetah is more imperiled and known to be a critically endangered subspecies.
This week we have the science of The Walking Dead, dinosaur embryos, a reminder of why spring is awesome and more. Of note, I can get a little hyper when talking about dinosaurs.
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, Yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." -- Proverbs 6:6-8The above proverb adorns the Web page of Nathan Mlot, a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology...
Stop whatever you are doing now and click on this :It's a massive image composited from several days of captures by the Mars Curiosity rover. The level of detail is astounding.
I'll return to blogging by starting off with a stunningly boring micrograph. Here, you can see a narrow blob, with a blob attached, and a stem below.
Thomas Blacke, magician, escape artist, and Guinness World Records holder, will perform during the vote counting at the 9 th Annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest on May 13, 2013, in Naples, Florida. Thomas Blacke Blacke holds 11 world records, including the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Handcuff Escape Blindfolded and the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Escape from Handcuffs Underwater.According to the Guinness World Records: “The fastest handcuff escape blindfolded is 3.45 seconds, achieved by Thomas Blacke (USA), in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA, on 10 April 2012...
Anglerfish and comedy always seemed like a natural pairing. But it took internet humorist Ze Frank to bring the two together in one delicious dish. The natural history documentary parody series "True Facts About ..." by Frank has become a minor youtube sensation...
Want to know how ants think? Look to the robots.A study published in PLOS Computational Biology explains how researchers used tiny robots to investigate ant behavior.The researchers wanted to know if real ants use geometry to navigate their environment...
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