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One of the most critically acclaimed videogames of all time had a core mechanic that bends everyday physics. Borrowed and adapted to countless tales of science fiction, the time travel in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was fairly novel for a videogame...
New Zealand is home to several highly peculiar endemic parrots, with three similar-looking species being of particular interest: the Kakapo Strigops habroptila , Kea Nestor notabilis , and Kaka N...
The fate of elephants, rhinoceroses and other imperiled species could be decided in the coming days at a major meeting on wildlife trade regulation in Bangkok.
If you spend time reading Scientific American , you'll know the magazine does not tiptoe around controversial topics. The same is true for the 50-ish people who are part of the online blog network...
The first postage stamp featuring a prehistoric beast was a stamp from India (1951), celebrating the centenary of the Geological Survey of India it showed the reconstruction of the fossil elephant species Stegodon ganesca ...
During the first weeks of 2013, Tehran was often blanketed in a stagnant, brown layer of smog so thick and obtrusive that it was difficult to make out the conspicuous mountain ranges that encircle the city...
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- David Ropeik - The Messy (and Risky) Ways That Governments Try to Manage Risks - Christina Agapakis - The Taxonomy of Wonder - Janet D. Stemwedel - The challenges of objectivity: lessons from anatomy. - Krystal D'Costa - Modern Lessons From a Lost Language - Katie Worth - Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 29, or God in Outer Space - Evelyn Lamb - Having Fun with the 4-Color Theorem - Hannah Waters - A Museum Chapel for Microscopic Biodiversity - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Why it’s hard to explain drug discovery to physicists - Scott Huler - Reign of Error, Part Whatever - Joanne Manaster - 3D Printing Promises to Change Everything - John R...
3D printing is hot right now. The promises of customization and its potential to disrupt the market are of great interest. It's being exploited by scientists to help them print lab supplies at a reduced costs, because as anyone who has worked in a lab knows, some small specialized pieces of plastic can be ridiculously expensive...
There was a lot going on in the physics corners of the Internet this week, including one of the finest examples of spontaneous public communication of science in the wild that I've seen in recent months.Remember when baseball superstar Jose Canseco took to Twitter to lay out his theory for why dinosaurs were big and launched a tsunami of rather mean-spirited snark?...
You've heard us regularly crying for help here in North Carolina as our legislature has tried to turn science on its head. So, committed to keeping you posted, we here at the Plugged In Reign of Error desk thought you'd want to know what's up.For a moment, anyhow, our governor and his vetoproof Republican majorities in the state house and senate had stopped assaulting science outright...
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