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The other peacock

Awesome male Green peacock, though lacking train (captive individual at Tierpark Berlin), photo by Markus Bühler, used with permission. Mention ‘peacock’ (or ‘peafowl’) and the vast majority of people will think of Pavo cristatus , the mostly Indian, blue-plumaged Indian peacock.

January 17, 2013 — Darren Naish

Cassini Spacecraft Reveals Unprecedented Saturn Storm

A true-color image captured by Cassini in February 2011 shows the head of the storm overtaking the fainter, turbulent tail. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI Just as regions of our planet have monsoon season, or tornado season, so too does Saturn have its own stormy season.Once every Saturn year or so—which corresponds to roughly 30 Earth years—a giant, churning storm works its way through the clouds of Saturn's northern hemisphere, sometimes encircling the entire planet like a belt.

January 17, 2013 — John Matson

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Preadaptation, Egghead Video Contest, Coughs and Antibiotics, Electric Grid, and more.

As often on Wednesdays, we have a brand new Video of the Week. - Cadell Last - Universality of Preadaptation for the Human Condition  - Ashutosh Jogalekar - The GPCR Network: A model for open scientific collaboration  - Bonnie Swoger - When journal articles are hard to find  - Darren Naish - The other turkey  - Robert Fares - Towards a Distributed, Intelligent Electric Grid  - Bora Zivkovic - ScienceOnline2012 – interview with Sean Ekins  - Scicurious - Is that a banana in your pocket or are you increasing your performance?  - DNLee - Wordless Wednesday: I’m an Outdoor Afro  - Eric R.

STAFFJanuary 16, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Wordless Wednesday: I’m an Outdoor Afro

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.

January 16, 2013 — DNLee

When journal articles are hard to find

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.

January 16, 2013 — Bonnie Swoger

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