A smashed shell may have been crumpled by an ambling dinosaur
Like other early American geologists, the man who explored the Colorado River did anthropological research that presupposed the racial inferiority of Native Americans
Structures in the corona called “null-point topologies” may help solve two long-standing solar mysteries
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Georg Tobias Ludwig Sachs was born on April 22, 1786, in the mountain village of St. Ruprecht, Kärnthen, or Carinthia – the south of present-day Austria.
Funding for research and development in the U.S. is running up to a cliff. If sequestration kicks in on March 1, across-the-board cuts and a decade-long spending cap will go into effect...
In trying to figure out what ethics ought to guide scientists in their activities, we’re really asking a question about what values scientists are committed to.
From media and communications to banking, an increasing number of our daily activities is performed online. While this transformation has raised the curtain on exciting new frontiers, it also opens doors to security threats undreamed of by previous generations...
“The witching hour, someone had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.” Roald Dahl, “The BFG,” about five minutes before the protagonist is kidnapped by a giant.As a kid I was obsessed with this idea of a witching hour, a time when, I imagined, every person living in my town, everyone I’d ever met and everyone they’d ever met, would be simultaneously asleep...
Preventive measures, like the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) are the only cure for PTSDA few weeks ago an article in the Scientific American Twitter stream caught my eye...
This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...
There are many different models that we can use to describe how particles interact with each other in the quantum world. We can also refer to these models as systems.
One small scoop full of powdered rock, one giant step forward for exogeology. Lovers of the good science of rock-breaking will find their breath catching at this image:That's the first, folks...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - The Language Gene, DSM-5, Big Neuroscience, cookie withdrawal, Fastest Spacecraft Ever, and more.
- Athena Andreadis - The “Language” Gene and Women’s Wagging Tongues - Sidney Zisook - Getting Past the Grief over Grief - Gary Stix - Big Neuroscience: Billions and Billions (Maybe) to Unravel Mysteries of the Brain and Neuroquotes of the Month…Maybe the Year - Scicurious - Of course I’m stressed, I’m in cookie withdrawal. - Caleb A...
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