A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take
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“You can’t escape the geology in New Zealand,” said Helen Bostock, a marine geologist on the voyage. “It’s in your face whether you like it or not.”It’s true.
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [Apple iPhone 4s - $300; collapsible light reflector - $12]While I like the convenience of my little iPhone, coaxing solid natural history images from it is challenging...
"What? What are you guys all laughing at? No, of course I don't have any idea what I look like. You're laughing because I'm so ridiculously good-looking, right?
So we have the paradox of a man shamed to death because he is only the second pugilist or the second oarsman in the world. That he is able to beat the whole population of the globe minus one is nothing; he has “pitted” himself to beat that one; and as long as he doesn't do that nothing else counts...
If I had to pick the hottest topic in paleoanthropology right now, I’d say it’s the origin and early evolution of our genus, Homo. Researchers know quite a bit about our australopithecine predecessors (Lucy and her ilk) and about later phases of Homo’ s evolution...
Liliputs and little people, cartoon characters dancing on your desk, a civil war soldier in your living room, a zebra walking down the street. Typically not what we’d expect to see with our own eyes...
Tips is a series which aims to provide young and early-career science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers. The series will attempt to link out to existing resources available online...
Dawn arrives early in the Pacific Northwest spring. The clouds are usually thick enough to filter the light to the satisfaction of all but the lightest sleepers, but on the morning of May 18th, 1980, 5:30am saw the sun rising in cloudless skies...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - magic beans, Curiosity, artificial reefs, penguins, vegetarian hominins, rocksnails, and more.
- Layla Eplett - Fava – the magic bean - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Light, crystals and a chemist called Curiosity - Melissa Gaskill - Counting Fish: on the artificial reefs - Christie Wilcox - Stressed Men Like Bigger Butts - John R...
Weight is a big issue in America. More than half of Americans are unhappy with their weight, spending 33 billion on dieting and weight loss programs and products every year.
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