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As an ecologist of ice age giants, I long ago came to terms with the fact that I will never look my study organisms in the eye. I will never observe black-bear-sized beavers through binoculars in their natural habitats, build experimental exclosures to test the effects of mastodons on plants, or even observe a giant ground sloth in a zoo.As a conservation paleoecologist, I study the natural experiments of the past—like climate change and extinction—to better understand the ecology of a warming, fragmented world...
Though my study covers a broad geographic area, encompassing the home ranges of numerous chimpanzee communities, we have focused substantial attention on one community in particular.
Greetings from North Carolina, where our legislature gets to more crazy in a week than yours does in an entire session. You're probably sick of hearing about it, but Plugged In wants to keep you plugged in.Okay, legislative dumbassery the first: the legislature would like to ban greenhouse gas laws...
A number of studies across various domains-- from juggling to taxi navigation to meditation to music to motor learning to processing speed-- demonstrate the importance of experience on patterns of neural connectivity...
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My neighbors took a newfound interest in my solar array after Hurricane Sandy. Most of our town in New Jersey lost power for two weeks, and everyone who knew about my panels was asking: Did they keep my lights on?...
In 1956, a legion of famed scientific minds descended on Dartmouth College to debate one of mankind's most persistent questions: Is it possible to build a machine that thinks?
FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE—After more than a month of attempts to contact the reclusive hero, reports are coming in today from the icy home of global do-gooder Superman that he intentionally let the meteor that impacted Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 15th enter the atmosphere and explode...
FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE—After more than a month of attempts to contact the reclusive hero, reports are coming in today from the icy home of global do-gooder Superman that he intentionally let the meteor that impacted Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 15th enter the atmosphere and explode.Residents of Chelyabinsk were baffled by how a sworn protector of Earth could let a dangerous foreign object enter human-occupied space without his intervention...
The data is in. Neuroscientists don't really use blogs. But they think they are very important for policy. Super important, but no one uses them? What gives?(I'm with this guy.
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