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Astrobiology Roundup

The Ghost of Astrobiology Past The range of topics relevant to astrobiology is pretty staggering - from microbial populations, chemistry, geo-chemistry, geobiology, climate, non-linear systems, solar system exploration, robotics, planetary science, exoplanets, astrophysics, and even cosmology...

October 21, 2011 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Fracking Song

My Water's On Fire Tonight is a video that went viral back in May. It is a production of Studio 20 students in the NYU school of journalism (Music by David Holmes and Andrew Bean, Vocals by David Holmes and Niel Bekker, Animation by Adam Sakellarides and Lisa Rucker) in collaboration with ProPublica, as part of their Explainer project...

October 21, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Family Science Night

Launch a Balloon Rocket: When you blow up a balloon, you force extra air into it, creating higher air pressure inside the balloon than outside of it.

STAFFOctober 21, 2011 — Mariette DiChristina

Does Cosmology Matter?

Every month or so it seems like another eminent physicist publishes a new book claiming to go beyond or "before" the Big Bang. Roger Penrose, Brian Green and Stephan Hawking have all gotten into the game putting their stamp on the “Death of the Big Bang”.Cosmology, it would seem, is at a precipice and we appear to be living at the twilight of Big Bang as a theory of the Universe’s origin...

October 21, 2011 — Adam Frank

Cultural Transmission in Chimpanzees

Culture defines who we are but few can explain where it comes from or why we adopt one tradition over another. In the classic musical The Fiddler on the Roof the family patriarch, Tevye, muses on this basic fact of human existence: Here in Anatevka we have traditions for everything.....

October 21, 2011 — Eric Michael Johnson

#scio11 - Science-Art

Science-Art from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web. Join us for the sixth - bigger and better edition - next January at ScienceOnline2012...

October 21, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Ohio wildlife, science on trial, Bjork, fossil tracks and more...

- John R. Platt - Ohio Animals Tragedy Calls Attention to Loopholes in Captive Wildlife Laws - Caleb A. Scharf - Tick Tock: the connection between celestial mechanics and genetics - Bora Zivkovic - #scio11 – Data Discoverability: Institutional Support Strategies - David Ropeik - Italian seismologists on trial … for failing to communicate well? - Glendon Mellow - Unchanging Art Supplies - David Bressan - On the Track of Ichnology - Alex Wild - Thrifty Thursday: Army Ants Filmed on a Budget - Katrina Edwards - North Pond: Picture Day - Krystal D'Costa - Editor’s Selections: Venereal Diseases Galore, Facebook Brains, and Subtitles and #NYCSciTweetUp Next Thursday, 10/27 and AiP’s DonorsChoose Picks: George Orwell, Frederick Douglass, Jared Diamond, & Digital Recorders Needed - Janet D...

STAFFOctober 21, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

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