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Khalil s Picks (10 May 2013)

As usual, it’s been a great week on the writing front from up-and-coming science writers. This week’s selection has the horrifying, the less horrifying, the beautiful and the wow and important...

STAFFMay 10, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - diamonds, smart mice, rhino poaching, crocopocalypse, 400 PPM, and more.

- Martin Angler - Dye and Poison Stop Rhino Poachers - Simon Wellings - Some facets of the geology of diamonds - John McCarthy - Human brain cells alive in mouse brains. - Eric Michael Johnson - Equality and Individuality: A Collaboration Between Primates - Darren Naish - Crocopocalypse exposed in public for the first time! - Dana Hunter - Exclusive Sneak Preview of Metamorphic Madness - Charles Q...

STAFFMay 9, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Hear Me Talk about Social and Emotional Learning!

On Monday, May 13, at 7pm, I'll be moderating a panel at The New York Academy of Sciences.If you are in the area, please attend! Here a description of the event:Social and Emotional Learning: Preparing Our Children to Excel Monday, May 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor, New York, NY 10007-2157School has traditionally been about teaching kids new knowledge and skills...

May 9, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

My longest blog post ever

A South American Mischocyttarus paper wasp hangs out on its characteristically long nest. The nest is made of chewed, processed plant fibers, similar to those of our temperate paper wasps but taking a much more unusual form...

May 9, 2013 — Alex Wild

The 5 Most Endangered Canine Species

Domesticated dogs are some of the most popular animals on the planet, but their cousins in the wild aren't always as beloved. For thousands of years humans have persecuted wolves, jackals, dingoes, foxes and other members of the family Canidae, pushing many species into or close to extinction...

May 9, 2013 — John R. Platt

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