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North Pond: Searching for life in our new borehole and beyond

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean  11-03-2011We have now finished with coring at Hole 1383C – 331.5 meters of hard rock basement were drilled and the hole looks very good for our next operations up – observatory installation!...

November 3, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

Book Review: How I Killed Pluto by Mike Brown

Mike Brown always wanted to discover a planet. On August 25, 2006, Mike Brown killed Pluto. Well, the truth is Pluto had been killed long before, but it wasn't until August 25 that the International Astronomical Union met, in Prague, to have the official vote...

November 3, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - peer-review, Xigris, energy economics and more...

It is Wednesday, thus time for the new Video of the Week for your enjoyment.Also a reminder, if you were not fast enough to register for ScienceOnline2012 on Tuesday (it took 2 minutes and 14 seconds for the 100 lucky people to get into the registration form - you can see them and moderators here), there is another opportunity in a few hours - at 6am EDT at:, to the bloggers and their amazing daily output:- Bradley Voytek - What is peer-review for? - Judy Stone - Lilly’s Shocker, or the Post-Marketing Blues - Bora Zivkovic - Sun Time is the Real Timeand The Scientific Paper: past, present and probable futureand #scio11 – Perils of Blogging as a Woman under a Real Nameand Best of October at A Blog Around The Clock - DNLee - Wordless Wednesday: You’re a star - Melissa C...

STAFFNovember 3, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Slum-Dog Marketing Introduces the Janitor as Consumer Role Model

Chrysler recruited Eminem to plug its 200 Sedan during the Super Bowl. George Clooney has shilled Martini vermouth. “Influentials,” as they are known by consumer marketers, have been around since way before Ronald Reagan was doing spots for GE in the 1950s.The marketing of high-tech gadgetry and a few other selected products, however, can apparently invert the rationale of exploiting star cred to rub off on a Lexus or a Suntory bottle...

November 2, 2011 — Gary Stix

How to explore a protein

I'm doing a journal club presentation tomorrow, where I take a paper apart in front of my lab through the medium of powerpoint. It's a nice short little paper but it does bring up some interesting points and also works as a prime example of a very common way that scientists go about exploring how a particular protein works...

November 2, 2011 — S.E. Gould

Income and Health Inequalities Cut U.S.'s High Marks for Development

If global development were a horse race, would you put your money on the slow-and-steady contenders or a fast new contender? With this year's results just in, the old stalwart Scandinavian countries are still in the lead, according to the 2011 United Nations' Human Development Index, published Wednesday...

November 2, 2011 — Katherine Harmon

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