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The Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson and the Center for Snake Conservation in Louisville, Colo., have put up a $500 reward for evidence that the South Florida rainbow snake ( Farancia erytrogramma seminola ) is not extinct, as the U.S...
Whenever I tell people that I'm a scientific illustrator, I get one of three responses: 1. No pulse: We're flatlining here. Talking to an economist/I-banker and they could care less...
Summer 2001. I had just graduated from college with a joint degree in biological anthropology and women’s studies which, as my father pointed out, was not a degree with an obvious vocational angle...
Stories of pepper spray have been all over the news lately. On Fox News, Megyn Kelly wondered what all the fuss about this "food product" was, and while pepper spray is no vegetable, the compound that makes pepper spray into a weapon at 2-5.3 million Scoville units, is indeed the same compound that many humans find enjoyable when consumed in dishes that include peppers much lower on the Scoville scale...
Ok, in keeping with what I said in the previous article (the review of Gerhard Maier’s African Dinosaurs Unearthed ), here’s the second of those reviews on “outstanding new volumes ...
I while ago I wrote a quick piece exploring the use of algae to produce bacterial-based bioplastics. While this blog tends to focus more on the academic side of research, it's important to appreciate that in order to gain large-scale importance, research does at some point need to venture out of a purely academic environment and delve into the world of companies and industrial research.Ivan Goloborodko is one of a team of three people from Sydney currently looking into a more commercial and large-scale application of bioplastics; the production of bioplastic bottles...
Ed. Note: Long time readers are well aware that I have a quirk about Time. You can read my other discussions here. The Experience of TimeTime is a measure of events, duration, and change...
Our next #NYCSciTweetUp (and last for year) will be on Dec. 1 at 6:30 pm at the Peculier Pub. Details have been posted on the Facebook page (as they always are).
It seems today was a day for a lot of blogging by our staff! Check it all out!- Larry Greenemeier - Sounds of the Deep: Scientific American Launches Citizen Science Project to ID Whale Calls and Could Chevy Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Fires Burn Out Interest in EVs and Hybrids? - Michael J...
Most of the lingering concerns that drivers have about electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can be traced back to their batteries—in particular, cost and capacity...
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