His brief sojourn in Prague saw him working on early versions of general relativity and engaging with writers, philosophers and politicians
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This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...
Any evolutionary biologist will tell you that flight has evolved independently several times in the history of life on earth, but can they tell you how many times muscle leggings have evolved?...
Sci has a piece up at the Guardian today, talking about a recent flurry of news reports on beer and dopamine. Everyone, get read for MAJOR NEWS. Did you KNOW, that the TASTE of beer increases DOPAMINE!?!?!?Here's a hint...
Consumer genetic-testing companies report how much of one's DNA comes from archaic human species, but what do the results really mean?
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Waco explosion, climate change models, swimming sea cucumber, shrinking proton, and more.
- Ramez Naam - The Limits of the Earth–Part 2: Expanding the Limits - Samyukta Mullangi - A Vignette from Psychiatry - Kyle Hill - What Mushroom Clouds Can Reveal About The Waco Explosion - Dana Hunter - The Cataclysm: “All of the Trees Seemed to Come Down at Once” - Melissa C...
The Best Illusion of the Year Contest is happy to announce the TOP TEN illusions of 2013!The 2013 Contest Gala will be on Monday, May 13th, in the Philharmonic Center of Arts (Naples Fl)...
Back in 2010, physicists were baffled by the results of an experiment to measure the radius of the proton using an exotic form of hydrogen. It was significantly smaller than expected: 0.00000000000003 millimeters smaller...
On Wednesday night a fertilizer plant north of Waco, Texas, caught fire and exploded. The violent rupture shook the earth for miles around (the explosion was picked up by seismographs in Oklahoma), set fire to the surroundings, and collapsed nearby buildings...
On Wednesday night a fertilizer plant north of Waco, Texas, caught fire and exploded. The violent rupture shook the earth for miles around (the explosion was picked up by seismographs in Oklahoma), set fire to the surroundings, and collapsed nearby buildings.Tragically, as you might suspect with an explosion this size, there are many suspected fatalities and hundreds have been admitted to area hospitals.As chilling pictures like these rolled in, the comparison to an atomic mushroom cloud by the media was immediate...
As you know, I photograph ants. Lots of them. There's good reason for this, aside from my formal training as an ant biologist. Ants and other social insects make fascinating subjects.
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