It lets aerospace engineers develop high-quality parts much faster than they could with traditional fabrication methods
The U.S. vanquished malaria and beat back AIDS, but Lyme and other illnesses are raging unchecked
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Via a tweet from Ed Yong, I discovered this weekend (not that I couldn't have guessed) that purveyors of science kits for kids are still gendering the heck out of them.
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/wp-admin/post.php?unfoldmenu=1Smooth Operator: the slinky placozoan Trichoplax adhaerans. Creative Commons Oliver Voigt.
Stephen Colbert is a smart science fan and often features great science book authors and scientists on his show, The Colbert Report. I also appreciate his funny takes on scientific topics such as tissue engineered meat, the LHC and more!Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has appeared on The Colbert Report six times...
This is not a comet, it's Curiosity on its way to Mars This, I guarantee, is a view of NASA's Curiosity rover embarking on its 250 day trip to Mars that you may not have seen before...
We knew for quite some time that Michael Nielsen (blog, Twitter) was writing a book about the future of science. He said so on his blog a few times, and wrote some posts as early, preliminary thoughts on the topics he'd like to cover in it, back in 2008 and in 2009 (those two posts are especially worth re-visiting - still current and thought-provoking)...
Attending the 2011 SACNAS Conference in San Jose, California, October 27-30th, before the beginning of Native American Heritage Month was just the eye-opening experience I needed to host the 11th edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival...
I'll start by saying that I love my fellow biologists. We are a quirky crowd that has a strong passion for our subject matter, and our subjects. For example, I've been in love with nudibranch gastropods for as long as I can remember...
" No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water...
Our ability to find and share information today is potentially limitless. But how did we get here? From cave paintings to the iPad—how does human innovation bring us here?
On 26th November 2011 at 15:02, NASA launched its Mars Science Laboratory mission. MSL is the latest in the organization’s nearly four decade long robotic presence on the red planet.
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