A smashed shell may have been crumpled by an ambling dinosaur
Like other early American geologists, the man who explored the Colorado River did anthropological research that presupposed the racial inferiority of Native Americans
Structures in the corona called “null-point topologies” may help solve two long-standing solar mysteries
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Will the masses at NFL events do "the wave" only in the watchful sights of a police sharpshooter's high-powered rifle? Is tailgating before the game all but nostalgic history?
A student from High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey CREDIT: Marissa Hazel Guest Post by Jonathan Olsen and Sarah Gross , teachers at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey Women and girls are historically underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and much has been written lately about why girls in school seem disinterested in these areas...
Why do some koalas die from chlamydia and an AIDS-like retrovirus whereas others manage to avoid contracting the sexually transmitted diseases? The answer, it seems, may be in the genes...
Last year, a colleague struggling to find the right word to express her thoughts in a group discussion asked, “What is the opposite of media?” I paused before giving my answer, waiting to hear other thoughts...
Bacteria, viruses and parasites from land animals such as cats, cows and humans are sickening and killing sea mammals. Scientists have been finding a daunting number of land-based pathogens in seals, dolphins, sharks and other ocean dwellers that wash ashore dead or dying, according to an article by Christopher Solomon in the May 2013 issue of Scientific American, entitled “How Kitty is Killing the Dolphins.”The "pollutagens" could pose a threat to people, too...
Optimistic visions of a human future in space seem to have given way to a confusing mix of possibilities, maybes, ifs, and buts. It's not just the fault of governments and space agencies, basic physics is in part the culprit...
Good news: I’ve decided to treat you all to yet another article on temnospondyls. This time we look at several (mostly) Permian groups – the sclerocephalids, archegosaurids and their relatives – that have sometimes (but not consistently) been grouped together as the Archegosauroidea or Archegosauriformes...
I’ve got plenty of stamps, so please don’t be shy about postcard requests. Like last time, I’ll be sending engaging people here, online.
This is a guest post written by Nsikan Akpan, PhD, a health reporter at Medical Daily / International Business Times . He was formerly a science writer at the Center for Infection & Immunity at the Mailman School of Public Health...
On the desiccated desert planet Arrakis in Frank Herbert’s novel Dune, the native Fremen use their water-conserving Stillsuits to recycle their bodies’ fluids.
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