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A Busy Week at Scientific American: Meetings, Events and Honors

[caption id="attachment_1185" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Intricate scrimshaw decorates the skull of a river dolphin in the American Museum of Natural History exhibit "Whales: Giants of the Deep." Credit: Mariette DiChristina"] [/caption] One of the pleasures of Scientific American is how very international it is, just like science itself: In addition to the domestic (U.S...

STAFFMay 6, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina

Turning Adversity into Creative Growth

"I create - in order not to cry." -- Painter Paul Klee There's little doubt that trauma can be immensely painful, often leaving deep emotional and psychological scars long after the stressful experience has passed...

May 6, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman

The Dirt on Oil Sands

By Scott McNally With the U.S. Department of State currently reviewing TransCanada’s application for a presidential permit of the Keystone XL pipeline, protests from environmental groups opposing the pipeline have been heating up...

May 6, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

Scenes from the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Over the last few days, I and my friends and colleagues from the University of Southampton's vertebrate palaeontology research group visited Lyme Regis for the 2013 Fossil Festival, a big, fun event attended by 1000s of people and by most palaeontologically- and geologically-oriented people in the southern half of the UK...

May 6, 2013 — Darren Naish

#DispatchesDNLee: Rain and Field Work

It’s the Rainy Season now in Tanzania. I’ve been told that it should be coming to a close soon. I clearly underestimated how wet it would be. The vegetation is so much more green and lush from before.The roads are bumpier, rocky and fill with large gaping crevices...

May 6, 2013 — DNLee

I heard her loveliness in her voice.

“Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth, but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget: a singing compulsion, a whispered “Listen,” a promise that she had done gay, exciting things just a while since and that there were gay, exciting things hovering in the next hour.” -The Great Gatsby, F...

May 6, 2013 — Scicurious

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