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Energy Miracles: Innovating to Zero CO2

In February 2010, Bill Gates stood up and presented a TED talk on what we can do to improve the lives of the poorest 2 billion people on the planet. Perhaps surprisingly, this talk was not on vaccines or seeds, but instead was focused on how energy – and the carbon dioxide emitted by our energy systems – impacts this population...

October 27, 2011 — Melissa C. Lott

Penises Shaped By Waves (In Barnacles)

[caption id="attachment_239" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Semibalanus balanoides, Photo from Wikimedia Commons"][/caption] The following is edited from a post I published in 2008...

October 26, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio

Cave of prehistoric art to be re-opened after microbial infestation.

Although this is a bit out of my area of expertise, I highly recommend that you check out Carmen Drahl's article on the re-opening of Spain's Altamira Cave, known for its prehistoric wall paintings, after being closed in 2002 because visitors were introducing bacteria to the cave walls that damaged the paintings...

October 26, 2011 — Michelle Clement

The American Fascination With Zombies

Ed note: As Halloween rapidly approaches in the US, AiP will be exploring superstitions, beliefs, and the things that go bump in the night. This post originally appeared on AiP on May 17th, 2011, in response to Zombie Awareness Month—oh, it's real all right...

October 26, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Thoughtful Animal in Print! Of Flashmobs and Four Loko

If you're a subscriber of the Scientific American print magazine, you might have noticed a new feature in the Advances section recently - excerpts of recent posts from the blog network!In November's issue, you can find a version of my post about the Copenhagen Philharmonic and Four Loko - which you can also find online: Of Flashmobs and Four Loko...

October 26, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

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