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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

Want to Go to the Stars? First You Must Stand With Science

Want to reach for the stars? Sometimes one gets a sinking feeling. Here we are on the cusp of so very many things in science, from finding other Earths, to understanding the extraordinary organisms right under our noses, and even detecting the fundamental particles that help build all that we see...

November 10, 2011 — Caleb A. Scharf

True Reverse Perspective

Video of the Week #16, November 10th, 2011 From: The Cosmic Magnifying Lens by Davide Castelvecchi at Degrees of Freedom . Original source: True Reverse Perspective from JMS on Vimeo...

November 10, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

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