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The Money Shot

Sold at auction yesterday for $4.3 million, the most expensive photograph in the world:I have no further comment.[h/t Adrian Thysse]

November 10, 2011 — Alex Wild

Welcome Octopus Chronicles - the newest blog at #SciAmBlogs

This is an exciting day for the #SciAmBlogs network - launch of the brand new blog by Katherine Harmon! She is a reporter and associate editor for Scientific American covering health, medicine, neuroscience and general life sciences for the website and you are probably familiar with her articles and blog posts (on the Observations blog)...

STAFFNovember 10, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Neil deGrasse Tyson sings in autotune

It’s no secret that Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of my favorite astrophysicists. So when I saw this morning that he was featured in the latest Symphony of Science video (along with Brian Cox and Carolyn Porco), I was overjoyed...

November 10, 2011 — Princess Ojiaku

The Devil's Tail: What the Fossils say

" After such an impact, in accordance with the general laws of nature, the following phenomena will occur: cloudy skies, then rain, high storms and hurricanes, the lakes and rivers will overflow their margins, the ocean will flood from the east to the west the lowlands, later also the mountains…[] The complete destruction of all creatures living on land will be the consequence; and when after thousand of years the water will be evaporated into the ether, new animal species will have made multiple attempts to colonize the land again and without doubt after thousands of years some of these attempts will be successful...

November 10, 2011 — David Bressan

Bacterial Toxins

Key to the development of disease in many bacterial infections is expression of a bacterial toxin. Toxins come in many shapes and forms but all have a pretty similar goal, to directly induce damage to the cells of the host...

November 10, 2011 — James Byrne

Health and Medicine at ScienceOnline2012

This year we are expanding our Health/Medicine track of sessions as well - from the usual one session to five! See: The special perils--and pleasures--of medical blogging (discussion): Paul Raeburn and Maia Szalavitz When Charlie Sheen spread his psyche across the web, Drew Pinsky and many others had no problem diagnosing him—a person they’d never met...

November 10, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

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