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Science Books from my Childhood

Originally posted on July 17, 2006. David Ng asked a question: Are there any children's books that are dear to you, either as a child or a parent, and especially ones that perhaps strike a chord with those from a science sensibility?...

December 18, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Evolution: Watching Speciation Occur | Observations

This is a repost from April 24 th , 2010. Watching Speciation Occur is the second in my Evolution series which started with The Curious Case of Dogs We saw that the littlest differences can lead to dramatic variations when we looked at the wide variety in dogs...

December 18, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Does the "Goddamn" Higgs Particle Portend the End of Physics?

What does it say about particle physics that the Higgs boson has generated so much hullaballoo lately? Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland have reportedly glimpsed "tantalizing hints" of the Higgs, which might confer mass to quarks, electrons and other building blocks of our world...

December 17, 2011 — John Horgan

Geology of the Mountains of Madness

"[] …we expected to unearth a quite unprecedented amount of material - especially in the pre-Cambrian strata of which so narrow a range of antarctic specimens had previously been secured...

December 17, 2011 — David Bressan

Malaria Deaths Falling Slowly, WHO Report Says

In the long fight against malaria, progress finally seems to be coming, if incrementally. The number of people who died from malaria in 2010 fell 5 percent from the previous year and has dropped 26 percent from 2000 levels, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report.The decline might seem modest given the $2 billion that has been given to fight the disease in the past year...

December 16, 2011 — Katherine Harmon

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