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It's no secret that Chris Rowan of Highly Allochthonous is one of my favorite geobloggers of all time, so it's rather a pleasant surprise to discover that the fandom is mutual.
Laundry becomes important because having clean clothes is a sign of social status. It places you within the boundaries of being socially acceptable.
One of the things I love most about science blogging is the opportunity to learn about entirely new things. Of course, we all have that opportunity on most days, but having to find something to blog about three times a week definitely keeps me on my toes.
The process of photosynthesis is often described as turning sunlight into sugars, and while that's broadly true, there are two distinct biochemical reactions taking place.
Next time you see a scientist in the street, grab him or her and ask who they view as the enemy. Quite likely they’ll give you a weird look, and perhaps they’ll run away, but if they don’t, I’d bet they’d say journalists.
Bicosoecids were shown off fairly recently- but wait, there's more! One particular pond sample was rich in colonial bicosoecids whose loricas were conveniently accentuated by a touch of iron (rusting).
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Veins on Mars, Pop Music, Lance Amstrong, Climate Change, Earth Strata, and more.
- John Covach - Taking Pop Seriously - Caleb A. Scharf - Veins, not Flowers, on Mars - David Bressan - Book Review: On the Strata of the Earth - David Wogan - Weekend Reading: “What We Know About Climate Change” - DNLee - Feministing Friday: Why does the F-word bother some men? - Cassie Rodenberg - Pain Doesn’t Compare to Withdrawal - Khalil A.
Over the long MLK weekend (in the US), I’ll be reading Kerry Emanuel’s new book “What We Know About Climate Change”. Dr. Emanuel, you might recall, is the MIT climate researcher who coproduced the video urging us to find common ground on climate change.
Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah Winfrey earlier this week that he’s been a drug cheat throughout his illustrious career was a mixed blessing for the sports world.
That word would be FEMINISM.(click on images to embiggen and read) Late night on Monday, January 14, the day before Dr. Martin Luther the-King Birthday I happened upon a Twitterbeef.
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