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A beautiful sunset with a sliver of a crescent moon, shot yesterday, October 29, 2011, at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. (Click to enlarge) Details: Canon Rebel XTi, Canon f2.8 24mm prime lens...
I decided to put together links to all the Q&As I did with the participants of the ScienceOnline conferences so far. Many people who came once try to keep coming back again and again, each year...
Being a student of Imperial College has a few perks. Our campus is on the same road as three of the biggest museums in London: the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert, and the Science Museum...
Scumble #27's featured image:Virginia Stephenson created this artwork about the Tiktaalik fossil and the origins of our own hands that dig it up. From her statement: "It begins with the Tiktaalik, the earliest fish in our fossil record that has wrist bones...
Several weeks ago here on Symbiartic, I posted the promotional image for the Robots & Dinosaurs science-art exhibit by artists Raven Amos and Scott Elyard.Rockstar science-blogger Maggie Koerth-Baker of Boing Boing also featured the show.From all accounts on Raven and Scott's blogs, the show has gone quite well!...
In this lecture, as well as in the previous one and the next one, I tackle areas of Biology where I am really weak: origin of life, diversity of life, and taxonomy/systematics.
I was going to let the demise of Muammar Gaddafi pass without comment—after all, what does the murder of this tyrant have to do with science, right?
Time to finish up on those fantastic vombatiforms. Be sure to read part I first. In part I, we looked at koalas and marsupial lions, both of which seem to be outside Vombatoidea, the vombatiform clade that includes wombats and the superficially wombat-like, mostly terrestrial diprotodontids and kin...
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Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-28-2011It has been a busy and productive week out here in the middle of this big blue ocean...
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