A smashed shell may have been crumpled by an ambling dinosaur
Like other early American geologists, the man who explored the Colorado River did anthropological research that presupposed the racial inferiority of Native Americans
Structures in the corona called “null-point topologies” may help solve two long-standing solar mysteries
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This is a reminder that it's Donor's Choose time! The time when all science bloggers join together in solidarity (ok, mostly in competition, but I guess there's SOME solidarity in there) to raise money for schools!...
You already know that the science-inclined precincts of the blogosphere are in the midst of Science Bloggers for Students 2011, in which we and DonorsChoose ask you to contribute funds to public school classroom projects which provide books, science kits, safety equipment and reagents, field trips, and other essentials to make learning come alive for students.You may also recall that the drive this year runs through October 22nd...
As it usually happens on Wednesdays, we have a new Video of the Week for you to watch... - Marie-Claire Shanahan - Having a great science conversation with a kid and Creating Ankylosaur Attack: An interview with author Daniel Loxton - Jason G...
Lots of people mistake bonobos for chimpanzees, despite the fact that they're really two different species. But that people are familiar with chimpanzees in the first place is actually somewhat remarkable, given how rare these primates truly are...
My dad used to take my brother and a Macintosh in to his college classroom to show his students that even a four-year-old could use a computer. My brother (pictured right; that's me on the left) would skillfully perform some task, like playing Brickles...
Pluto is certainly the most famous (and beloved) object among the group that astronomers call dwarf planets, but for years it's appeared to rank a distant second in terms of size.
The world's population will cross the 7 billion mark this month and is projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050. So many more people, plus rising living standards, mean that global agriculture will have to double food production by mid-century.Yet farming and ranching already exact a daunting toll on the environment: burn down rain forests to create more arable land, dump fertilizers onto fields that run off and choke life in rivers and oceans, emit volumes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, use up vast stores of freshwater for irrigation...
Last month a BBC news story made the Internet rounds, with a somewhat sensational headline declaring the "first Irish case of death" by spontaneous human combustion (SHC).
It’s been a big two months. I got really sick for a few weeks limiting my running for a while and then I got a new job (which bring the tally to 4 jobs held concurrently…).
This series of posts represents some of the excellent documentaries I screened as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival. Today’s Pick- Sushi: The Global Catch directed by Mark Hall.Not long ago at the famous Tsukiji fish auction market in Tokyo, Japan, a single bluefin tuna ( Thunnus thynnus ) specimen sold for over $200,000 USD -a startling indication of the state of the species...
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