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Newt to NASA: Stop Talking about Space Exploration-Just Do It

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich made a campaign stop on Florida's Space Coast January 25, laying out a vision for NASA that included a manned moon base within a decade.The former speaker of the House, who topped our rankings of the candidates in terms of geek cred, wasted no time in trotting out his space bona fides...

January 26, 2012 — John Matson

Thrifty Thursday: Fixed in Amber

Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [Apple iPhone 4s - $300]Is enlisting the new iPhone 4s for Thrifty Thursday cheating?

January 26, 2012 — Alex Wild

Blogging Science While Female - the Storify

Whew. What a crazy week! Just 7 days ago, I hopped on a plane and began my long journey eastward to North Carolina to attend Science Online 2012. In case you aren't familiar with the conference, Science Online is, as Christopher Mims said, like "a Burning Man for Science Journalists." For me, this meant three days straight of talking, learning, and networking - note the absence of the word "sleeping." Last night was the first time in a week I got more than 5 hours sleep...

January 26, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Sword-Swallowing, Fracking, Aurorae, Secrets, and more

Wednesday, thus time for the new Video of the Week.- Scicurious - The Next Generation Science Conference, a #scio12 Wrapup - Jennifer Ouellette - By the Sword: The Science of Sword-Swallowing - Scott McNally - Guest Post: Water Contamination – Fracking is not the problem - Mariette DiChristina - Citizen Scientists Study Whale Songs: Years of Work Done in Months - Caleb A...

STAFFJanuary 25, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Happy 6th Birthday, Tetrapod Zoology (part II)

Welcome to part II of my ‘review of the year’/Happy 6 th Birthday Tet Zoo stuff. The previous article took us up to May or thereabouts. Tet Zoo – still based at ScienceBlogs at this time – gave us the viviparous sauropod meme, part VII in the pouches, pockets and sacs series (still not finished), and birds vs planes...

January 25, 2012 — Darren Naish

Guest post - Microbes and Madness

Last post of the honeymoon! I think it's fitting that this post should be an old guest post written by my husband. He's a psychiatrist, and this post was the only way we could think of to combine his medical knowledge with my love for little bacteria...

January 25, 2012 — S.E. Gould

"Natural Theologians" Are God's Psychoanalysts

The following is an edited excerpt from The Belief Instinct , which will be released as a paperback on Feb. 20. When I moved to my previous house in a small village in Northern Ireland in late 2007, there was still quite a bit of work to be done, including laying flooring in an intolerably small, outdated bathroom in the garage...

January 25, 2012

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