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Resistance Nightmare

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 ...

March 12, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Monday - multitasking, time challenge, bee coffee, white-nose disease, Mammal March Madness, and more.

- 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...

STAFFMarch 11, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Astronomer Locates Previously Unseen Neighbor to the Sun

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...

March 11, 2013 — John Matson

First Reconnaissance Of An Exoplanetary System

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...

March 11, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf

Mammal March Madness! Learn About Animal Competition in the Wild!

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...

March 11, 2013 — Joanne Manaster

So Long, Academic Dead Zones

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...

March 11, 2013 — Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters

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