Howard Temin was an ideal role model for scientists; the Nobel can encourage them to follow his example
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The St. Francis’ Satyr is small, brown, and fabulously rare. Once found across North Carolinian sedge meadows, the federally endangered butterfly is now restricted to a few square miles...
Genetic analysis has revealed the existence of two new species of Madagascan mouse lemur, bringing the total number of recognised species to 20.Weighing less than 100 g and rarely stretching more than 28 cm, tail included, mouse lemurs are the smallest primate in the world...
Apoptosis or programmed cell death is one of the great truths of cellular life, an essential process that’s not only required to make way for new cells but to prevent old cells from going haywire...
Etsy is a great place to find handmade or vintage items. I'm a regular shopper there, as I love both supporting artists and finding unique gifts. I began searching the massive Etsy community for science-inspired artwork, and I found the most amazingly robust and beautiful science t-shirt shop, nonfiction tees.The shop is run by designer and self-described ninja printmaker Ryan Aydelott, who has worked in computer sciences, graphic design, as well as fine art...
What a great way to start the week: the Foundational Questions Institute has just announced its fifth essay contest. The topic is the physics of information.
In one of the latest episodes of 'Wild Sex', I discuss the fact that in certain animals the processes of ovulation and copulation are coupled. How very efficient in terms of evolution!
It started in the ‘70s. A pregnant woman with diabetes faced a deeply entrenched medical routine: months in hospital having her blood glucose closely monitored.
Cookbooks illustrate specific views of foods. When they have been recovered as historical documents, they provide insights into how people ate—or rather, how specific people ate. ..
Fieldwork continues to go well: we had a record day on the grid earlier this week: seven carnivores in one morning (plus an unfortunate striped ground squirrel, just for diversity)!
Image of the Week #85, March 25th, 2013: From: This Is The Best Animal Photo I Have Ever Taken by Jason G.
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