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[caption id="attachment_1103" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Future of Energy: Earth, Wind and Fire"] [/caption] Since the Industrial Revolution our civilization has depended on fossil fuels to generate energy--first it was coal; then petroleum...
Elsevier (giant for-profit scholarly publisher) buys Mendeley (free citation manager and discovery tool)
Earlier this week, my favorite citation management tool Mendeley announced that it had sold itself to a very large, for-profit scholarly publishing company, Elsevier.
This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They – at least some of them – have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...
As we sit in the Austin airport, my team of middle school explorers from Exploration Nation are attempting to hide their excitement. They are unsuccessful.
Every Spring, my wife exhibits bouts of delusional parasitosis. She starts to feel itchy. She imagines insects crawling over her skin. She demands immediate inspection of hard to reach parts of her body and she subjects our children to rigorous head-to-toe inspections at bedtime.Her symptoms are brought on not by any of the typical causes of delusional parasitosis...
Courtesy Jorge Otero-Millan Ed. Note: Elements of this article first appeared in a press release about our research article, from the Barrow Neurological Institute.
Want your image to appear worldwide on Earth Day this April 22? The Earth Day Network has launched a photomosaic Web site depicting “the face of climate change.” The site is accumulating photos that reflect society’s concerns about our planet...
- E. Paul Zehr - Iron Man’s Top 10 Heavy Metal Moments—Reflections on the First 50 Years of Scientific R&D from Stark Industries - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica–Mathekphrastic Poetry - Scicurious - The BRAIN Initiative: BAM or BUST? - Kimberly Parker - Synchrotron Project Brings Together Unlikely Partners in Middle East - David Bressan - In Search of… the Sea Snake - Glendon Mellow - Victorian Wallpaper in Your Lungs - Scott Barry Kaufman - Learning Strategies Outperform IQ in Predicting Achievement - Caleb A...
Fans of British fantasy author Piers Anthony's Mode series may recall that the second book, Fractal Mode , speaks of a strange world that represents a perfect three-dimensional model of the famous (to mathematicians, anyway) Mandelbrot Set -- a stunning geometrical shape that results when you take a particular equation and apply it to a number, and then to the result, and then to each subsequent result after, ad infinitum .I've written about chaos and fractal patterns before, most notably in the work of painter Jackson Pollock...
By Kimberly Parker, special correspondent for Cross-check [Editor's Note: I recently forced students in my Seminar on Science Writing at Stevens Institute of Technology to write short responses to my book The End of War ...
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