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Mosquitos by the droves. Polluted coastal waters. Increased storm surge vulnerability. Loss of habitat for crabs, shellfish and vast numbers of beautiful bird species including sparrows and rails ...
Walter Brown, a professor of psychiatry at Brown and Tufts, first caught my attention in the mid-1990s when I was researching my December 1996 Scientific American article "Why Freud Isn't Dead," on lack of progress in psychiatry...
Image of the Week #83, March 12th, 2013: From: CDC's "Resistance Nightmare:" A View from the Trenches by Judy Stone at Molecules to Medicine ...
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- Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters - So Long, Academic Dead Zones - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica – Mathematics and Love - Evelyn Lamb - Time in 298 Words - Scicurious - Plants give bees a caffeine buzz and Friday Weird Science: When you lose your frog transmission, check the toilet - Cassie Rodenberg - A Family’s Struggle: Heroin, a Life Saga - Caleb A...
A dead tri-colored bat ( Perimyotis subflavus ) found at Table Rock State Park in South Carolina has tested positive for Geomyces destructans , the deadly and mysterious fungus that has killed millions of bats since it was first observed in February 2006...
When NASA launched the WISE satellite in 2009, astronomers hoped it would be able to spot loads of cool, dim objects known as brown dwarfs. Bigger than a planet, a brown dwarf is not quite a star, either—it is too small to sustain the nuclear fusion reactions that turn hydrogen to helium...
The planets of HR 8799 (labeled). The starlight has been suppressed and mostly removed (Credit: Project 1640, Oppenheimer et al.) Using cutting edge techniques, a team of astronomers has directly imaged a distant system of four planets, and made history by obtaining simultaneous spectra of these worlds.This first comparative look reveals that the objects each have distinct atmospheric compositions, none of which directly match any previously known class of astrophysical body. Only a tiny handful of exoplanetary systems exist where we have been able to spot planets directly...
As a young girl, Katie Hinde became quite excited when her dad was preparing to watch the Bengals vs. the Bears on TV. It seems she was expecting this:What an education for the then four year old as she did not see a single tiger OR bear on TV that day and instead saw men in padded uniforms playing football!Now, Katie is an Assistant Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University...
The #scio13ID session is here! It was a great session thanks to a brilliant, brave, thoughtful audience. Watch live streaming video from scienceonline at livestream.com
When we were in school, there were certain moments that were considered to be learning dead zones. For us, these were times when a teacher showed a movie, or when other students were presenting their own book reports or science projects that we were not so interested in...
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