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Happy Birthday, Charles and Abe!

Today, of course, is Charles Darwin's birthday. What a guy!  He would've been 204 years old. It's sad when they're taken from us so young. Hopefully, by now, you've heard that Abraham Lincoln was born the same day - in the same year, 1809!...

February 12, 2013 — Brian Malow

Geologizing with Darwin

" Therefore on my return to Shropshire I examined sections and coloured a map of parts round Shrewsbury. "Darwin in his autobiography (1876)" A map is always a decisive criterion of they who aspire to the rank of geologists [E]very one who has not compiled a map, wants the necessary talent of combination ...

February 12, 2013 — David Bressan

Is PeerJ Just Another Game-Player or Is It a Game-Changer?

In 2009 I had the pleasure of interviewing two luminaries in the Open Access publishing world, Peter Binfield and Jason Hoyt. Back then, Peter was the managing editor of PLOS ONE, the world’s largest scientific journal and arguably the leading academic Open Access journal, and Jason was the Chief Scientist and VP of R&D for Mendeley, a social reference manager that enhances the way scientists share information...

February 12, 2013 — Kirsten Sanford

Everything is (Old/New) Energy

The world's energy is primarily rooted in fossil fuels - oil, natural gas, and coal. Add in nuclear power, and you have the fuels behind the vase majority of the world economy.

February 12, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

#SciAmBlogs Monday - Toxic Couch, Evolutionary Psychology, Roundworms, Tubenosed seabirds, Pro-Vaccine Communication, and more.

- Sarah Janssen - My Toxic Couch’s Days Are Numbered: New Furniture Flammability Standard Proposed. - Chris Arnade - Too big to succeed - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica – Karl Kempton - Kate Clancy - 5 Ways to Make Progress in Evolutionary Psychology: Smash, Not Match, Stereotypes - Shara Yurkiewicz - Unkept Promises - Jennifer Frazer - Nematode Roundworms Own This Place - Scicurious - Dopamine goggles make the glass half full - Darren Naish - Tubenosed seabirds that shear the waves: of Calonectris, Lugensa, and Puffinus (petrels part VII) - Glendon Mellow - Pro-Vaccine Communication: You’re Doing it Wrong - Kalliopi Monoyios - What Would Audubon Paint Today? - Dana Hunter - Darwin: Geologist First and Last - John Horgan - Can the Singularity Solve the Valentine’s Day Dilemma? - Melissa C...

STAFFFebruary 11, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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