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Dye and Poison Stop Rhino Poachers

What do gold, platinum and rhino horn have in common? They are among the most expensive materials in the world – with rhino horn being the leader of this group.

May 9, 2013 — Martin Angler

Crocopocalypse exposed in public for the first time!

Tet Zoo regulars will remember the detailed montage I've produced that hopefully gives some idea of crocodylomorph diversity (Crocodylomorpha = the archosaur clade that includes modern crocodylians and all taxa closer to them than to croc-branch members of Archosauria like the aetosaurs and rauisuchians...

May 9, 2013 — Darren Naish

Human Brain Cells Alive in Mouse Brains

Into brains of newborn mice, researchers implanted human "progenitor cells." These mature into a type of brain cell called astrocytes (see below). They grew into human astrocytes, crowding out mouse astrocytes...

May 9, 2013 — John McCarthy

Some Facets of the Geology of Diamonds

Geoscientists can't say if diamonds are forever, but they can say that some are already billions of years old. They form in a place we’ll never reach: the deep earth, hundreds of kilometres under our feet...

May 9, 2013 — Simon Wellings

Build a Bricks & Mortar SciArt Gallery - right now!

Science-artist creator and connoisseur Hayley Gillespie is chasing down a goal that until now I've only daydreamed about: she and the rest of her crew at Art.Science.Gallery are attempting to make a real, bricks & mortar science-art gallery come true!...

May 9, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Illusion of the Week: Taxidermy Dreams

Ed. Note: This blog post originally appeared on Sleights of Mind. The illusion of the week is an interesting twist on the Rabbit-Duck illusion, presented in the German magazine Fliegende Blätter in 1892.I haven’t been able to locate the precise source, but here’s how you make a rabbit-duck in real life (death?) with a little help from taxidermy...

May 8, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - natural storytellers, arranged bird eggs, holding the qaqa, anti-anxiety Tylenol, and more.

Check out the new Image of the Week and Video of the Week today.- Jag Bhalla - It is in our nature to need stories. - Ben Thomas - Tomorrow’s Anti-Anxiety Drug Is… Tylenol? - Felicity Muth - Birds arrange eggs in their nests to better detect imposters - Judy Stone - Yahrzeit – Reflections on Dan Markingson’s Legacy - Maria Konnikova - A bagpipe of a moral dilemma - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Political ideology can dominate other factors in choosing energy efficiency and Climate change “deniers” and “skeptics”: What’s the difference? - Scicurious - Hello Internet!...

STAFFMay 8, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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