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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...

November 11, 2011 — Jennifer Frazer

Education at ScienceOnline2012

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...

November 11, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

North Pond: Last Core

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!

November 11, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

The noble tradition of military goats

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...

November 11, 2011 — Darren Naish

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Octopus Chronicles, gay penguins, GPS and more...

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...

STAFFNovember 11, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

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