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Bringing Science to the Zoo

Within the wildlife conservation community, both in the field (" in situ ") as well as in captive settings (" ex situ "), there is a great deal of folk knowledge about the best methods for animal care as well as species protection and restoration...

June 5, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - eating insects, maternal employment, sperm-eating squid, Pandora s Promise", Squamozoic, and more

Check out the new Image of the Week!- Layla Eplett - Rub A Dub Dub, Is It Time To Eat Grubs? - Jai Ranganathan - Scientists: do outreach or your science dies - Becky Crew - Australian squids eat sperm for better bodies and babies - Melanie Tannenbaum - Fox News Fact Check: Are studies on maternal employment all tinged with political bias? - John R...

STAFFJune 4, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Wonderful Desmids

Image of the Week #94, June 4th, 2013: From: Wonderful Things: Desmids, Microscopic Plants of Unusual Beauty and Oddball Behavior and Desmids at High Res, and a Slight Technical Glitch by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba ...

June 4, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Hardcover | E-book | Audio bookHere’s to the kids who are different,The kids who don’t always get A’sThe kids who have ears twice the size of their peers, And noses that go on for days ...

June 4, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Rub a Dub Dub, Is It Time to Eat Grubs?

Excuse me, waiter, but there’s not a fly in my soup. Increasing the prominence of insects on menus is just one of the suggestions made in a report recently issued by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) The recommendation to consider the untapped potential of insects as food comes at a time when there is looming concern regarding food security...

June 4, 2013 — Layla Eplett

#SciAmBlogs Monday - Bt eggplant, eating flowers, fighting wasps, electrotherapy, lizard color-change, spinosaurids, and more.

 - David Ropeik - Filipino ruling on Bt eggplant - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica – Matheconceptual Poetry - Maria Konnikova - A bite of fresh lilac: The age-old allure of edible flowers - Felicity Muth - Wasps aren’t objective when it comes to fighting - Melanie Tannenbaum - Fox News Fact Check: Is it bad for lower-income kids if Mom has a job outside the home? - Scicurious - 5-HT1A Receptors and the Effectiveness of ECT - Becky Crew - Lizards and the language of colour change - Christina Agapakis - Glowing Futures - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Popular physics: Is there an experimentalist in the house? - Aiden Arnold - Decoding Space and Time in the Brain - Ingrid Wickelgren - Meeting Your Spouse Online May Lead to A Better Marriage - Justin Pearce - The Status of Fisheries in China: How deep will we have to dive to find the truth? - Pete Monfre - Exploration Nation: Life and Death in Nicaragua - Bora Zivkovic - Introducing: Allyson Green - Jennifer Frazer - Desmids at High Res, and a Slight Technical Glitch - Darren Naish - Brilliant Brazilian spinosaurids - David Wogan - What economists say about carbon pricing - Kalliopi Monoyios - Ahhh, Music To My… Eyes? - Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L...

STAFFJune 3, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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