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ScienceSeeker Awards - blog contest announcement

It's one month into the nominations period for the inaugural ScienceSeeker Awards, and there is just one month left to nominate your favorite posts for the contest!In case you don't remember how to nominate a post, it's really simple: just find that post’s entry on Science Seeker (hint: use the filters and search box on the right sidebar), and click the little trophy icon...

STAFFMarch 4, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Introducing: Cristy Gelling

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...

STAFFMarch 4, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

May I Present: The Science Online 2013 Music Video

So, how shall I explain this? Each year, science communicators gather in Raleigh, NC (USA) for the Science Online Unconference. The first time I attended was in 2011, and my life will never be the same...

March 4, 2013 — Carin Bondar

Googling E.T., Mind Reading and Other Crazy Ideas That Just Might Work

A talent search preceding this year’s TED conference turned up enough startlingly smart prodigies to lend an American Idol feel to the event. There was the 15-year-old who invented a better test for pancreatic cancer, the 18-year-old who presented his second nuclear reactor design, and the 13-year-old who strung flickering light-emitting diodes around his family’s livestock to keep the lions away...

March 4, 2013 — Fred Guterl

Gluten Sensitivity: What Does It Really Mean?

“Are you the nurse? You look so young,” I said to my mom as I slowly emerged from my anesthesia-induced slumber, apparently not coherent enough to know who she was (but thankful that my drugged speech was so complimentary)...

March 4, 2013 — Julianne Wyrick

Bringing on the Borg rats?

"We are the Borg. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile." (Source)I heard the rumblings on Twitter, and then on the blogs.

March 4, 2013 — Scicurious

Kea, Kaka, Kakapo

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...

March 2, 2013 — Darren Naish

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