The disease spreads so fast and is so poorly understood that doctors and researchers are sharing their findings on Twitter and Facebook, not medical journals
They’re not full-fledged physicians, but they’ve been learning important skills that can take the pressure off credentialed M.D.s
The psychosocial repercussions of this crisis could make the tragedy even worse
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Long-time Tet Zoo readers will know of my various efforts to get through all the temnospondyl lineages. Alas, I just haven’t been able to finish this grand project due to my getting stuck somewhere round about dissorophoids (see below for links to previous Tet Zoo temnospondyl articles)...
University of Texas researchers design synthetic trees for producing water and energy efficient algal biofuels
The idea is straightforward: grow algae in large quantities and harvest the energy dense byproducts as an alternative to fossil fuels. Like larger plants, microalgae use solar energy to fix carbon dioxide into energy dense molecules, which can then be used to synthesize transportation fuels, or produce bio-plastics and other materials.But the current processes are largely inefficient, requiring large water and energy inputs...
Last year, we launched a public Google Sheet, gloriously entitled “Operation Database of the Future,” that provides advice and tips on how to pitch editors of various science publications as well as payment rates, editors’ contact details and actual pitches...
Ronan is the name of a the California sea lion ( Zalophus californianus ) who can bob her head in time to music. She apparently dances to Boogie Wonderland , and the Backstreet Boys song Everybody ...
HONOLULU--A seven-million-year-old skull found in the Djurab Desert in Chad may indeed represent the earliest known member of the human family. Researchers unveiled the specimen back in 2002 and made quite a splash with their claim that the ancient fossil was our ancestor...
The human condition is more conditional than many think. Iffy ideas and popular errors bedevil our view of ourselves, but violence can lead to better models of our nature.In The Better Angels of Our Nature , Stephen Pinker, cognitive scientist, big-idea-big-book builder, and noted metaphor-breaker, has amassed armies of reason, deployed over 800 pages, to fight faulty ideas about human violence and its surprising decline...
What do you do when the old model no longer works? Our culture used to take it for granted that women would sacrifice their careers to raise the kids, while men sacrifice their family life to build their career...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Preprints, smelling personality, BRAIN, egg-mobile, internet addiction, and more.
Check out the brand new Video of the Week!- Jason Hoyt and Peter Binfield - Who Killed the PrePrint and Could it Make a Return? - Scott Barry Kaufman - Can You Smell Personality? - Gary Stix - When It’s Brains, It Pours ($$$$$): Obama’s Big (Neuro) Science Project - DNLee - Racism in Porn industry is newsworthy, so how can science make the cut? - Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L...
The Steel Magnolias illusion, by graphic designer Michael Pickard of Sunderland University in the UK, was a Top 10 finalist in the 2007 edition of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest.
I saw a tweet for this article this morning, April 3, 2013. I read the byline and realized that it was an original article written for The Root.
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