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Is This Your Long-Lost Ancestor?

In the spring of 2010, the world met Australopithecus sediba, a nearly two-million-year-old human relative whose remains were found at a site just a short drive from Johannesburg, South Africa...

November 29, 2011 — Kate Wong

Artist Paints Lichens on NYC Buildings

New York, New York. A metropolis of gleaming skyscrapers, majestic brownstones and concrete as far as the eye can see. But on the northern border of Greenwich Village , a strange, little biological experiment is taking place...

November 29, 2011 — Rose Eveleth

#SciAmBlogs Monday - Higgs, Sky Cranes, Oracles, Mars, Placozoans, Mushrooms and more

Welcome back - I hope you had a great weekend. As usual on Mondays, we have a new Image of the Week for you - check it out.And the bloggers have come out in full force after the holidays:- Kelly Oakes - Why the Higgs Boson Matters - Amy Shira Teitel - Sky Crane – how to land Curiosity on the surface of Mars - Krystal D'Costa - Oracles Past and Present: Our Means of Managing Information - David Bressan - Glaciers from Mars - Jennifer Frazer - Shimmying Sheet Animal Senses Oxygen With Enzymes That Still Work in You - Scicurious - Book Review: Mushroom - Darren Naish - Gerhard Maier’s African Dinosaurs Unearthed: the Tendaguru Expeditions - Bora Zivkovic - Books: ‘Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science’ by Michael Nielsen and Making it in the new media ecosystem, at ScienceOnline2012 - Janet D...

STAFFNovember 29, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Curiosity on Mars

Image of the Week #19, November 28, 2011:
From: The Long Hard Road to Mars by Caleb A. Scharf at Life, Unbounded .

November 28, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

A Brief History of Stephen Hawking: A Video Tribute

In most cases, you need to make a huge donation to have a building named after you. The Perimeter Institute, however, made no such demands on its new Stephen Hawking Centre because, well, he's Stephen Hawking .The renowned physicist, of course, is known for pushing the frontier of science, mentoring and inspiring younger generations, communicating discoveries to the public, and appearing in many television shows...

November 28, 2011 — Philip Yam

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