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Serratia marcescens: A Tale of Bleeding Statues, Cursed Polenta, Insect Liquefaction, and Contact Lens Cases
The many colors of Serratia marcescens. Image courtesy Dr. Robert Shanks, the University of Pittsburgh. Over on the news side today is an article I put together for Scientific American Online on some mysterious, ubiquitous, and sometimes-deadly red bacteria that are probably at this moment living in your shower grout and contact lens case...
When the ensemble of cesium beam and hydrogen maser atomic clocks strike 11:11 today at Boulder's National Institute of Standards and Technology nothing will happen.
They go by many names: Brain worms, sticky music (thanks Oliver Sacks), cognitive itch, stuck song syndrome. But the most common (if also the most repugnant) is earworms, a literal translation from Ohrwurm , a term used to describe the phenomenon (and perhaps bring to mind an immediate association with corn earworms)...
In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real.
As I mentioned before, ScienceOnline is a conference that explores the ways the Web changes the way science is communicated, taught and done. As always, there will be a nice track of sessions focusing on the "taught" part...
Funding science has always relied on public support. Traditionally, scientists at research institutions are awarded money from government agencies and sometimes private foundations.
Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 11-10-2011ANOTHER happy day – we are finishing up our last core as I write!
For all the benefits modern society provides, not least of which are vast improvements in public health and longevity, our advanced post-industrial technological/information age also produces risks, far too many for you and me to keep track of...
The use of animals in military ceremony and warfare has always interested me. On a trip to Cardiff (Wales) in 2010 I encountered the stuffed Qatar goat Billy of the Royal Welch Fusiliers...
The big news of the day is that we have a new blog on the network!- Katherine Harmon - Welcome to Octopus Chronicles–A Blog About the Smartest Cephalopods and Camouflage-Changing Octopuses In the Deep, Dim Seas - Bora Zivkovic - Welcome Octopus Chronicles – the newest blog at #SciAmBlogs The time for the new Video of the Week is usually on Wednesday, but it ended up being a very busy day, so the new video went up this morning instead...
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