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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...
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...
When it comes to treating pediatric cancer a group of academic researchers, oncologists and pathologists believes that a more personal approach isn't just more humane, it's the key to survival...
Calling all bloggers and blogging communities! Call for submissions for the Diversity in Science Carnival: The blog carnival that celebrates people, innovations, and programs that promote diversity in STEM!...
Norman F. Ramsey may not be a household name, but he was a giant of 20th-century experimental physics. His basic-science work earned him the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics and laid the foundation for technologies now used by millions of people...
Ed Note: Part of my online life includes editorial duties at ResearchBlogging.org, where I serve as the Social Sciences Editor. Each Thursday, I pick notable posts on research in anthropology, philosophy, social science, and research to share on the ResearchBlogging.org News site...
What do you do when a species is rapidly disappearing in the wild and two of its most likely in-captivity studs decide to cuddle with each other instead of with eligible bachelorettes?T...
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...
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