It did no such thing—but the result has become conventional wisdom nevertheless
New understandings in neurobiology are emerging from experiments on Drosophila, raising hopes the tiny insect will aid insights into human cognition and dementia
The idea that our universe is just part of a much vaster cosmos has a long history—and it’s still very much with us
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Writing in the Wall Street Journal, biologist E. O. Wilson asks if math is necessary for doing great science. At first glance the question seems rather pointless and the answer trivial; we can easily name dozens of Nobel Prize winners whose work was not mathematical at all...
I was watching one of the March Madness games recently with my son Benjamin. He is the only one in the world I can do this with because I can ask him what the difference is between the shot clock in the NBA and the one in the NCAA without being asked to immediately produce a green card.During a commercial break, a familiar face popped onto the screen...
During my visit to Tanzania in Summer 2012, I began a series of posts sharing my experiences in Tanzania from A to Z.C is for Cell Phone TechnologyI attended the Blogging from Developing Nations Panel at ScienceOnline 2012, to prepare for my visit to Tanzania...
Over the last few years there has been a lot of discussion of chemophobia in the popular press and on blogs. But it seems to me that there have been few summaries of the general features of chemophobia and how to exorcise them...
In a thorough post for InsideClimate News, Katherine Bagley examines the influence that both climate change campaigners and skeptics are having online (link).
Dissatisfied with the current state of the solar system, NASA is looking to do a little remodeling.The space agency is angling to capture a small asteroid and drag it closer to Earth for human exploration, the Associated Press reported April 6...
[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.
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