They appear across times and cultures—and our fascination with them may have both evolutionary and paleontological origins
A new analysis of fossil beasts adds a new wrinkle to the story of when the Age of Mammals really took off
It's not just bad storytelling—it’s because the storytelling style changed from sociological to psychological
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Before I get to Margaret Mead, a bit of breaking news about the Napoleon Chagnon controversy, the subject of my previous post. Chagnon and his supporters have described his election last year to the National Academy of Sciences as "vindication," as The New York Times Magazine put it ...
My latest piece for BBC Future is now up, and it focuses on how the things we may think of as odd, gross, or strange when it comes to human sexual practices are perhaps entirely normal for other species...
IMAGINE SCIENCE FILMS UNVEILS THE FLY ROOM PROJECT:A NEW EXHIBIT AND FEATURE PRODUCTION ABOUT THE BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICAN GENETICSby Alexis Gambis(writer-director of The Fly Room Project, founder of Imagine Science Films)The Fly Room Project is the latest Imagine Science Films initiative...
A couple of years ago, when the massive and amazing all-in-one scienceblogging.org was launching, the organizers asked if I thought there were enough artists blogging about science-related artwork to make an RSS feed that would update a few times a day or week, that could collect science-based artists under one roof...
The era of Big Neuroscience has arrived.In late January, The Human Brain Project—an attempt to create a computer simulation of the brain at every scale from the nano nano to the macro biotic—announced that it had successfully arranged a billion Euro funding package for a 10-year run.And then on Feb...
Who's the fastest of them all? (Credit: NASA) Of all the spacecraft humans have launched, there have been some impressively fast movers. But which holds the record?It's not an entirely idle question...
These days, I get a lot of grief about grief. I am part of the work group that changed some of the ways that grief and clinical depression are described and differentiated in the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, typically referred to as DSM-5 ...
The future of energy will be on display at the fourth annual summit of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy, or ARPA–e. But which future?E
This is a guest blog post written by Akshat Rathi, a science writer based in the UK who regularly writes for The Economist and Chemistry World and blogs at Allotrope.
Back in 2005, the discovery of a weird reddish, long-tailed mammal, photographed by a camera-trap at Kayan Mentarang in central Borneo, was announced by the Swiss World Wildlife Fund.
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