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Yeti Crabs grow bacteria on their hairy claws

Deep beneath the waters of Costa Rica, dozens of crabs are waving their claws in unison, in what seems to be a rhythmic performance. It's almost as if these crabs are locked in a ritual dance...

December 5, 2011 — Lucas Brouwers

Who Should Explore Space: Astronauts or Astro-Bots?

document.write(""); Check out our latest Space Exploration coverage: This Way to Mars In-Depth Report : The Future of Deep-Space Exploration Forget Asteroids—Send a Manned Flyby Mission to Venus How an Energy-Efficient Spacecraft Could Revolutionize Space Travel [Video] Breaking the Deep-Space Barrier [Interactive]...

December 5, 2011 — THE EDITORS

A Dirty War We Can t Win

" from dirt flowers are born, from diamonds nothing comes "" Via del Campo " by Fabrizio de André (Italian poet-musician)December 5th was proposed in 2002 by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) as " World Soil Day ", to remember the important role that "dirt" plays for life on earth and human civilisations.In Geology soils are defined as the uppermost layer or substratum of earth...

December 5, 2011 — David Bressan

Anatomy of a Stradivarius

World-famous classical violinist Joshua Bell -- perennial uber -cute Cyber crush of Jen-Luc Piquant -- travels all over the world performing, and his instrument of choice is a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin called Gibson ex Huberman ...

December 5, 2011 — Jennifer Ouellette

Moon-day Mood Music Video

Today's Monday Music Video is not a music video per se , but instead features three songs from a soundtrack to an excellent movie about the Apollo missions.Evoking a sense of weightlessness and other-worldliness is an intuitive goal for most music on videos, movies, and TV programs featuring space and space travel...

December 5, 2011 — Joanne Manaster

Carnival of Evolution #42: Answers to life, the universe and everything

Don't panic -- welcome to the forty-second Carnival of Evolution! Please bear with me and pretend it's still Dec 1st -- I had just recently emerged from a wormhole in time, caused by being in a protistologist's heaven: Dalhousie University in Halifax, with about 30-40 dedicated protist geeks milling about...

December 5, 2011 — Psi Wavefunction

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