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The many tragedies of Edward Teller

Edward Teller was born on this day 106 years ago. Teller is best known to the general public for two things: his reputation as the “father of the hydrogen bomb” and as a key villain in the story of the downfall of Robert Oppenheimer...

January 15, 2014 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

Oh the Horror! Best of the Blogs for November…

What a horrifying month at the Scientific American blog network! Tiger butchering, disgusting ways to die, and a massive killer storm! Let’s all hope for some kittens and sunny days in December… Featured in this episode: Man convicted for killing and eating China’s last Indochinese tiger: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2009/12/25/man-convicted-for-killing-and-eating-chinas-last-indochinese-tiger/ 13 Horrifying Ways to Die (If You’re an [...]..

December 9, 2013 — Carin Bondar

Best of the Blogs for November: Oh the Horror!!

What a horrifying month at the Scientific American blog network! Tiger butchering, disgusting ways to die, and a massive killer storm! Let’s all hope for some kittens and sunny days in December… Featured in this episode: Man convicted for killing and eating China’s last Indochinese tiger: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2009/12/25/man-convicted-for-killing-and-eating-chinas-last-indochinese-tiger/ 13 Horrifying Ways to Die (If You’re an [...]..

December 9, 2013 — Carin Bondar

Plenty of Pheromones in the Sea

As we sat in my car outside a silent movie theater in Los Angeles, my friend anxiously opened a plastic bag containing a white T-shirt she’d slept in for the past three nights.

December 6, 2013 — Julia Calderone

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