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Donor's Choose Reminder!

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!...

October 13, 2011 — Scicurious

DonorsChoose #scibloggers4students: donate and set my blogging agenda.

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...

October 12, 2011 — Janet D. Stemwedel

Chimpanzees Should Not Be Used in TV or Movies

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...

October 12, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Vintage Apple

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...

October 12, 2011 — Jennifer Jacquet

Feed the World, Save the Planet

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...

October 12, 2011 — Mark Fischetti

Ongoing fitness experiment update

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…).

October 12, 2011 — James Byrne

Sushi : The Global Catch

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...

October 12, 2011 — Carin Bondar

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