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The Guppy Project is not wasteful, Sen. Coburn.

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has a degree in medicine, so I would expect that he's had some rudimentary biology education at some point in his life. However, you wouldn't know it just from glancing through the entries in his "Wastebook", a list of projects funded by the government that he considers wasteful...

December 22, 2011 — Michelle Clement

A Merry Tet Zoo Christmas

Demands of work and all that mean that I need to sign off for Christmas now, so no time to blog about sauropod biology, toads, tadpoles, Cretaceous crocodilians (Salisbury & Naish 2011), mutual sexual selection in ornithodirans (Hone et al ...

December 22, 2011 — Darren Naish

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - science of childrens' books, mysteries and Winnie-the-Pooh, and more....

As is usually the case on Wednesdays, we have a new Video of the Week. And as is usually the case every day, the bloggers have written some amazing stuff:- Jennifer Ouellette - The Science of Mysteries: For Whom the Bells Toll - Krystal D'Costa - Why Do We Say “I’m Not Sick” When We’re Really Sick? - Ricki Rusting - What Unusually Long-Lived Animals Tell Us about Human Aging - Caleb A...

STAFFDecember 21, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Brain surgery recorded

Video of the Week #22, December 21th, 2011 (Please excuse the ad that may run for 30 seconds before the video begins. We do not control the content of any ads.

December 21, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

20 Years in the Making - National Standards for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants

Today, after 2 decades of controversy, the U.S. EPA released a final version of its new standards to limit toxic emissions from power plants. Under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) and the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for fossil-fired power plants, the EPA will be able to regulate the emission of: Heavy metals – including mercury * , arsenic, chromium, and nickel Acid gases including hydrochloric acid and hydrofluoric acid Particulate matter Sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) Nitrogen oxides (NO x ) As a result of this rule, the EPA estimates that 17,000 premature deaths and hundreds of thousands of illnesses will be prevented each year...

December 21, 2011 — Melissa C. Lott

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