It did no such thing—but the result has become conventional wisdom nevertheless
New understandings in neurobiology are emerging from experiments on Drosophila, raising hopes the tiny insect will aid insights into human cognition and dementia
The idea that our universe is just part of a much vaster cosmos has a long history—and it’s still very much with us
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The geocarpic fruits of Spinelia genuflexa. Creative Commons Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. Click image for license and link. The above plant is a sweet little creature, yet may not seem particularly noteworthy...
Happy Monday. See what great stuff the bloggers posted over the weekend and today:- Davide Castelvecchi - On the Physics Nobels, The Atlantic Gets Dark Energy All Wrong and ‘We Hate Math,’ Say 4 in 10 — a Majority of Americans - Bora Zivkovic - BIO101 – Origin of Biological Diversity and #scio11 – Visual Storytelling - Michelle Clement - Girlybits 101, now with fewer scary parts! - S.E...
D.C. Power Play: Students Vie to Build Affordable, Energy Self-Sufficient Homes in U.S. Solar Decathlon [Video]
The bankruptcy of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra last month has left many people wondering about the future of solar industry in the U.S. That turn of events didn't stop the U.S.
I'm upset with Barack Obama for his soft treatment of bankers and other potential campaign donors and his callous treatment of civilians killed in U.S
Bacteria can swim and swarm, and left to their own devices on nutritious petri dishes some species will form remarkable patterns. I stumbled on such a pattern-forming species when trying to isolate bacteria from skin and cheese, a stinky swarming strain that would cover my plates in rippling waves of cells...
Series IntroWhile it might not be witchcraft, the formula for ‘love at first sight’ remains a mystery. However, if you pop the following ingredients into a kettle: large pupils, long glances, and a lovely, attentive smile, you may not have concocted a bona fide love potion but your witch’s brew could contain some insight into the laws of attraction.Being an optometrist and all around eye aficionado, I have a deep interest in the connection between the eyes and love...
If you all didn't know, my co-host, Carin, had her lovely new addition to her family! Check out Juna Soleil and leave a warm congratulatory message below!Two weeks ago, I featured an amusing video with a boy band singing about automatic pipettors...
One of my favourite groups of marsupials are the wonderful tree-kangaroos. There are presently ten recognised tree-kangaroo species; they occur exclusively on New Guinea, Umboi, New Britain and north-east Queensland (and it’s generally thought that they were introduced to Umboi by humans).Tree-kangaroos first became known to Europeans in 1826 when crew of the Dutch sailing ship The Triton collected four ‘wangoerie’ specimens (kept as pets by local people) from the north coast of New Guinea...
Ever since I downloaded the Brushes app onto my iPhone, I've been coveting a larger screen to sketch on. Now, at long last, I have an iPad in hand and am exploring the world of styluses...
Visual Storytelling from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web.
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