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Incredible Hulk Anatomy

Like millions of other superhero comic fans, I loved Joss Whedon's & Marvel's The Avengers when I saw it (in 2D) opening weekend.

May 24, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

The "Valley of Death" Looms for 8 Kids with a Rare Disease

The pharmaceutical industry rightly calls the stage in drug development between basic research and clinical trials the “Valley of Death.” This is when a potential treatment that’s worked in mice, monkeys, and the like catapults to a phase 1 clinical trial to assess safety.

May 24, 2012 — Ricki Lewis

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - crowdfunding, science questions to Presidential candidates, Thomas Kuhn, Alberta tar sands, Tarrasius, and more.

- Jai Ranganathan - Crowdfunding for research dollars: a cure for science’s ills?  - Bora Zivkovic - 3 Science questions to ask U.S. Presidential candidates  - Kate Clancy - Belieber or Thiever: Who came first, Bieber or this scientist?  - Eric Michael Johnson - The Allure of Gay Cavemen  - Lucas Brouwers - Ancient fish had the backbone of a landlubber  - Dana Hunter - Prelude to a Catastrophe: “The Current Quiet Interval Will Not Last…”  - John Horgan - What Thomas Kuhn Really Thought about Scientific “Truth”  - DNLee - Wordless Wednesday: African Giant Pouched Rats  - Charles Q.

STAFFMay 24, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Anthrax, anthrax, everywhere

Terrorism Drill This past week brought news about another successful bioterrorism response drill, effectively delivering hypothetical medicines to protect the citizens of Baltimore from a hypothetical anthrax attack.

May 22, 2012 — Judy Stone

#SciAmBlogs Monday - glowing spider-worms, eclipse, bacterial data storage, diving tables, why and when of sleep, and more.

Welcome back! It's Monday - thus a new Image of the Week. - Scicurious - Wholesome food and wholesome morals: does seeing organic make you act like jerk?  - Krystal D'Costa - Anna Post on Managing Our Digital Spaces  - Jennifer Frazer - The Glowing Spider-Worms of New Zealand  - John Horgan - Worst Column Ever by Times Pundit David Brooks: “When the Good Do Bad”  - John R.

STAFFMay 21, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Researchers Engineer Rewriteable Digital Data Storage in the DNA of Living Bacteria

(Credit: NASA) Engineers have invented a way to store a single rewriteable bit of data within the chromosome of a living cell—a kind of cellular switch that offers precise control over how and when genes are expressed.For three years, Jerome Bonnet, Pakpoom Subsoontorn, and Drew Endy of Stanford University tinkered with the switch in Escherichia coli to get it just right.

May 21, 2012 — Ferris Jabr

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