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We have a new Image of the Week!- Stephanie Dloniak - From Whisker Spots to Paradigm Shifts: How to Save the Lions - Judy Stone - CDC’s “Resistance Nightmare:” A View from the Trenches - John R...
Great posts have been written about the “end of antibiotics” and superbugs in a variety of flavors.Yesterday, the CDC issued an alarming warning about Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, aka CRE...
Jupiter’s enigmatic moon Europa has long been thought to contain a huge ocean beneath its icy crust, but what is in that ocean and does it ever come to the surface?
Investigating what is sometimes seen as one of the more favorable effects of climate change, a pair of scientists from UCLA has done a careful analysis of the melting of Arctic sea ice and concluded that it could lead to ships traversing the ice-free Northwest Passage (NWP) by 2050...
During a recent Twitterchat #L21MediaChat on Race & Media hosted by The Loop 21 and UNITY Journalists I recommended that Science belongs in this conversation - and not as aside.Here is a summary of the conversation on the intersection of Science, Race, and Media...
Renowned neuropharmacologist Solomon Snyder has a thought-provoking take on what seems to be one of the two evils that has plagued modern academia: publication (the other one is the job market)...
At Neurotic Physiology today, Sci is contemplating publishing. And how, many times, our papers end up shuttled around and around and around. There's got to be a way to reduce this problem...
Two prominent neuroscientists have published a commentary in the Feb. 28th Nature suggesting that video games might be crafted to improve brain function and enhance personal well-being...
As the brash, stylish new kid on the block, SpaceX was sure to win its share of admirers. But last week’s launch hiccup showed that the private space operator, helmed by Elon Musk, has a few issues to work out, just like stodgy old NASA.Don’t get me wrong: SpaceX has done unbelievably impressive things...
At some point in the next decade, if advances in biotechnology continue on their current path, clones of extinct species such as the passenger pigeon, Tasmanian tiger and wooly mammoth could once again live among us...
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