My dad worked for NASA, recruited John Glenn and knew Neil Armstrong
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Have you ever thought that you had a great idea for an experiment to be done in space? Maybe you've hoped your idea could have an audience with Stephen Hawking and astronauts and other luminaries!...
Sold at auction yesterday for $4.3 million, the most expensive photograph in the world:I have no further comment.[h/t Adrian Thysse]
This is an exciting day for the #SciAmBlogs network - launch of the brand new blog by Katherine Harmon! She is a reporter and associate editor for Scientific American covering health, medicine, neuroscience and general life sciences for the website and you are probably familiar with her articles and blog posts (on the Observations blog)...
Vivid videos have captured stunning shallow-water octopuses performing impressive feats of disguise—changing color and texture to match kelp, coral or the sandy bottom.
Immune cells do more than just fend off infections. When cholesterol starts building up in arteries, scavenger white blood cells known as macrophages report to the scene to start trying to digest it...
It’s no secret that Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of my favorite astrophysicists. So when I saw this morning that he was featured in the latest Symphony of Science video (along with Brian Cox and Carolyn Porco), I was overjoyed...
" After such an impact, in accordance with the general laws of nature, the following phenomena will occur: cloudy skies, then rain, high storms and hurricanes, the lakes and rivers will overflow their margins, the ocean will flood from the east to the west the lowlands, later also the mountains… The complete destruction of all creatures living on land will be the consequence; and when after thousand of years the water will be evaporated into the ether, new animal species will have made multiple attempts to colonize the land again and without doubt after thousands of years some of these attempts will be successful...
Key to the development of disease in many bacterial infections is expression of a bacterial toxin. Toxins come in many shapes and forms but all have a pretty similar goal, to directly induce damage to the cells of the host...
Chimps wield tools, chameleons change colors, and dogs can recognize their owners. Octopuses, as it turns out, are adept at all of the above. Not too shabby for a solitary, spineless marine creature, eh?...
Author's Note: The following originally appeared at archy.The anti-Darwin industry among fundamentalist Christians has produced thousands of pages of misinformation in their attempt to tar and feather the theory of evolution...
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