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How Photography Transformed Spider Science

For being mildly arachnophobic I've been on a real spider binge lately. Here's a wonderful Smithsonian-produced video highlighting the role of photography in spider science: (h/t Bug Girl)...

February 7, 2012 — Alex Wild

This is what a scientist looks like.

I have talked a lot about the need for scientists to reach out. In fact, next week, I'll be giving a talk at the University of Washington about why scientists need social media.

February 7, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Making Scientists Seem Human-Through Film!

This coming weekend I am heading to Chicago to screen a "work-in-progress" science documentary about cold fusion called "The Believers". Cold fusion is one of those topics that elicits strong words and sentiments...

February 7, 2012 — Joanne Manaster

Frauds, Fakes and Fossils

" What are they? Creations of mind?- The mind can make Substance, and people planets of its own With beings brighter than have been, and give A breath to forms which can outlive all flesh "" The Dream ", Lord Bryon (1788-1824)In the year 1725 the professor of medicine and personal physician of the bishop of the German town of Würzburg, Dr...

February 7, 2012 — David Bressan

Parades Public Festivals, Public Spectacles

Ed. Note: So the New York Giants won the super bowl, and there will be a parade not too far from my office today. I'm have no intention of leaving the office—parade or no parade, I'm not a Giants fan and my football wounds are still a bit raw, and the crowds are a little intense—but it seemed like a good time to revisit this post that I wrote following the parade for the New York Yankees in 2009...

February 7, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Sticky bacteria and the benefits of staying still

I've written before about the many ways that bacteria can move around. Considering that they're just one cell long, micro-organisms have a whole range of ways to travel through their little world...

February 7, 2012 — S.E. Gould

Too Clean? Try Bacterial Wipes!

Last week, Rob Dunn posted a thought-provoking piece on the hygiene hypothesis that made me wonder... what will the shelves of the supermarket cleaning aisle look like in twenty years?

February 7, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

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