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800,000 Manmade Plant Fossils (and counting)

800,000 Manmade Plant Fossils (and counting)

When I took botany and taxonomy of vascular plants in college, we spent many an hour poring over specimens under dissecting microscopes pulled with tweezers from smelly jars of preserving liquid.

October 1, 2011 — Jennifer Frazer
BIO101 - What Creatures Do: Animal Behavior

BIO101 - What Creatures Do: Animal Behavior

This post was originally written in 2006 and re-posted a few times, including in 2010. As you may know, I have been teaching BIO101 (and also the BIO102 Lab) to non-traditional students in an adult education program for about twelve years now.

October 1, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic
IgNobel Prize WINNER: A kiss is just a kiss, but is a sigh ever just a sigh?

IgNobel Prize WINNER: A kiss is just a kiss, but is a sigh ever just a sigh?

For the IgNobel prize in Psychology this year, we have Karl Teigen, a researcher in the Netherlands (EDIT: sorry, he's from Norway) who decided to ask the age old question: (I can only assume that when this paper gets publicity, Teigen gets REALLY sick of this song)"You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh..."But IS a sigh just a sigh?

October 1, 2011 — Scicurious
Best of September at A Blog Around The Clock

Best of September at A Blog Around The Clock

I posted 10 times in September. That is, on A Blog Around The Clock only (not counting the posts on The Network Central, The SA Incubator, Video of the Week, Image of the Week, or editing Guest Blog and Expeditions).

October 1, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic
#Arseniclife link collection

#Arseniclife link collection

Native arsenic, by Aram Dulyan at Wikimedia Commons. Over the past year or so I have been diligently collecting all the links related to the (in)famous #arseniclife affair at my old blog.

September 30, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic
#SciAmBlogs Friday - IgNobels, nanomedicine, PSA videos and more

#SciAmBlogs Friday - IgNobels, nanomedicine, PSA videos and more

Have a great weekend. And here is something to read while resting:  - Scicurious - The 2011 IgNobel Prizes, now with Real Time Storify!! and IgNobel Prize WINNER: The beetle and the beer bottle, a tragic love story.

STAFFSeptember 30, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic
IgNobel Price WINNER: Safety in Smell.

IgNobel Price WINNER: Safety in Smell.

Today's IgNobel prize in Chemistry goes to, not a scientific publication, but a PATENT application. A patent application for a new kind of safety alarm.A safety alarm involving WASABI.

September 30, 2011 — Scicurious

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