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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Though childish songs make crude jokes, there's nothing funny about diarrhea. Aside from the painful, twisting feeling in your guts, there's just something psychologically upsetting about losing control of your bowels.
I was late to Firefly. Nearly ten years after the show first aired and then was subsequently cancelled, I holed up in my room, coffee and external hard drive in hand, aiming to blaze through one of the most beloved sci-fi series.
I was late to Firefly . Nearly ten years after the show first aired and then was subsequently cancelled, I holed up in my room, coffee and external hard drive in hand, aiming to blaze through one of the most beloved sci-fi series.
© Luis Ortiz-Catedral Few people have ever seen a critically endangered Malherbe's parakeet ( Cyanoramphus malherbi ) in the wild. Luis Ortiz-Catedral has not only seen more of the birds than just about anyone else, one of them has landed on his head.He has also witnessed something that almost no one else has ever seen among this species: mating.
A ladybug with a perfect number of spots. Image: Lauren Tucker Photography, via flickr. The launch of Roots of Unity was just in time for this year's Joint Mathematics Meetings, a mathapalooza put on by the two largest professional mathematical societies (the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America).
Yesterday, I shared the first of two proposals I submitted to the National Association of Black Journalists 2013 meeting. Today, I share the second proposal.
For most survivors of Mount St. Helens's catastrophic lateral blast, the devastation was nearly silent. You would think that a wall of ash, hot gas and rock hurtling at a minimum of 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph), mangling vehicles and ripping down every tree in its path, would be loud, incredibly loud - but only one witness reported hearing much more than a rumbling sound.
Here is a filose(="thin-footed) amoeba from nearby decaying leaf litter. Most likely a species of Lecythium , but these amoebae are so poorly studied it's hard to establish what's what (nor has there been hardly any molecular work done to figure out where they fit, but probably somewhere in Cercozoa (in supergroup Rhizaria), near filose scale-plated Euglyphids and other squishy-stringy (and squishy-flagellated) critters.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Brown Eyes, #OverlyHonestMethods, Australia's Climate, Exoplanets, Stressed Professors, Plesiosaurs, and more.
- Laura Jane Martin - #OverlyHonestMethods, or #SoGladWe’reHavingThisConversation - Christian Orlic - The Origins of Directed Panspermia - David Wogan - Australia’s Climate Bureau: get used to record breaking heat - DNLee - NABJ Proposal: Science 101 for Journalists or So, You want to be a Science Writer? - Caleb A.
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/sculpies Barefoot, five-finger, super-minimal, zero-drop. Whatever joggers embrace as the approach-du-jour for improving form, most of these trends stem from one physiological principal: people who grow up running sans footwear—the way our ancestors did for hundreds of thousands of years—run by landing on their fore- or mid-foot.A new study finds, however, that not all habitually barefoot runners today actually run that way.
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