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Bees under the Microscope

Much has been written about the continuing disappearance of the honey bee, the corresponding demise of commercial beekeeping and the various culprits that account for the decline or colony collapse disorder (CCD) as it is known in the trade...

February 22, 2013 — Charles Crookenden

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Testing Kids DNA, medical apps, Einstein Writings, 3-D Printed Octopus Suckers, Stormwater, ENCODE, and more.

- Ricki Lewis - New Guidelines on Testing Kids’ DNA – the Cliff’s Notes Version - Carly Goldstein - There’s an App for That: Policy and Technological Advances in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease - Ashutosh Jogalekar - ENCODE, Apple Maps and function: Why definitions matter and Physics Nobel Prizes and second acts - John R...

STAFFFebruary 21, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Karl Shuker s The Encyclopaedia of New and Rediscovered Animals

We’re all excited by, and interested in, ‘new’ species; that is, those that have been discovered and named within recent years, with “recent years” variously being considered synonymous with “since 2000”, “since the 1970s”, or “since 1899/1900”.In the modern age, species discovered within the 20 th century are generally considered ‘surprising’ and ‘recent’, and we often refer to them when making the point that new species are surely still out there to find...

February 21, 2013 — Darren Naish

Most zombie ant photographs are upside down

Since we're on the topic of zombies, a public service announcement:Most zombie ant photographs are upside-down.Few insect natural history stories capture public imagination as much as "zombie ants"...

February 21, 2013 — Alex Wild

Physics Nobel Prizes and second acts

A couple of days ago I wrote a post discussing chemists who did significant work after receiving a Nobel Prize. The examples are few but noteworthy; accomplishing one significant piece of scientific work is hard enough, so if you manage more than one you should definitely be recognized...

February 21, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

3-D Printed Octopus Suckers Help Robots Stick

Legions of animal-inspired robots are being created to improve military missions and disaster response efforts—from crawling cockroach-like RHex bots to leaping Sand Flea robots and the speeding Cheetah machines...

February 21, 2013 — Katherine Harmon

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