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
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Every musician’s dream is to travel the world, be critically acclaimed, and be able to listen to four different pieces of music simultaneously.
Every musician's dream is to travel the world, be critically acclaimed, and be able to listen to four different pieces of music simultaneously. Alright, so maybe that last part is a bit more of a pipe dream than the first two...
At the beginning of this year, the Golden State officially launched its long-discussed market-based system to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. California’s GHG cap-and-trade program is not the first of its type...
This is a guest post by Annika Victoria, a science undergraduate student based in Australia who runs a popular fashion blog. -- Having an in-depth conversation about the intricacies of quantum physics with an astrophysicist-slash-lingerie blogger was not something I would have predicted to occur when I first started my fashion blog in late 2011...
Everyone enjoys the occasional practical joke – assuming the gag isn't mean-spirited or overly perilous, even the prank's poor victim can appreciate the punch line!I'm sure you have your favorites: gluing dollars to sidewalks, filling your co-worker's office with balloons, moving your roommate's bed to the basement… while he’s sleeping in it.More typical stunts may employ whoopee cushions, fake vomit, and hand buzzers, but honestly, those are a tad sophomoric and overdone...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Plague, mesopredators, glassfrogs, meteor extinctions, quantum dots, dog recognition, #AAASmtg, and more.
There is a new Image of the Week today.- Tara C. Smith - How politics and an earthquake led to prairie dog plague - Anne-Marie Hodge - Laikipia Plateau: What is a Mesopredator? - Maureen McCarthy - Chimps in Uganda: Conservation Conversation - Krystal D'Costa - A Right to Be Clean: Sanitation and the Rise of New York City’s Water Towers - Becky Crew - Dogs recognise other dogs in a crowd - Alex Wild - Art of the Living Dead - Darren Naish - Everybody loves glassfrogs - Jennifer Frazer - A Stuffy Government Yearbook and Its Beautiful, Exotic Worms - Jennifer Ouellette - Maxwell’s Demon Meets Quantum Dots and Babble-onia: Solving the Cocktail Party Problem and Physics Week in Review: February 16, 2013 - Scicurious - AAAS: Science and Social Media RECAP! - Ingrid Wickelgren - A Surefire Way to Sharpen Your Focus - John Horgan - The Weird Irony at the Heart of the Napoleon Chagnon Affair and Why Drones Should Make You Afraid...
Image of the Week #80, February 18th, 2013: From: Art of the Living Dead by Alex Wild at Compound Eye .
I have a few things to get off my chest regarding Napoleon Chagnon, who is back in the news with a score-settling memoir, Noble Savages . On Sunday, Savages was reviewed in The New York Times Book Review , and Chagnon was profiled in a Times Magazine article: "How Napoleon Chagnon Became Our Most Controversial Anthropologist." Both pieces focus on the 2000 book Darkness in El Dorado by Chagnon's nemesis, journalist Patrick Tierney...
The Southern Ontario Nature & Science Illustrators' (SONSI) exhibit is on right now in Toronto.I used to be webmaster-blogger for this amazing group - and I would be hard-pressed to find a more professional, fun, and above all talented group of illustrators anywhere...
Entropy. It's at the root of one of the most famous physics thought experiments of the 20th century (second only to the infamous Schroedinger's cat), devised by a Scottish physicist named James Clerk Maxwell, called Maxwell's Demon...
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