They are highly secretive animals: stocky, goatlike creatures about the size of German shepherds
What might make life hard to recognize as life?
If I could, I’d bring politicians who doubt the reality of human-caused global change to spend a few days on the Juneau Icefield
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Blog of the Week: For the greatest portion of the history of biology, every organism was a "model organism". One would pick a problem and then choose which organism would be most suited for answering those particular questions.
Previously, on Know Your Neurons:Chapter 1: The Discovery and Naming of the NeuronChapter 2: How to Classify Different Types of Neurons, or The Dendrology of the Neuron ForestChapter 3: Know Your Neurons: Meet the Glia*By Daisy Yuhas A roundup of glial cells, inspired by the drawings of Pío del Río-Hortega, a student of Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Contagious Yawning, Ancient Bacteria, Electric Grid, Fossil amoebae, and more.
- Jason G. Goldman - Contagious Yawning: Evidence of Empathy? - S.E. Gould - Ancient Bacteria – the saga continues - Dawn Santoianni - The Backbone of the Electric System: A Legacy of Coal and the Challenge of Renewables - David Wogan - Approaching “Wall-E” with Honda’s Uni-Cub personal mobility device - Nicole Matthews - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Ordot Dump and Layon Landfill - Charles Q.
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/lisafx Costly safety upgrades, nitpicky government inspection and resulting fines are often blamed as being bad for business.
Honda's new mobility gadget has me worried.Yesterday Honda announced a new invention called the Uni-Cub. It’s a cute, “Wall-E” inspired "personal mobility device" engineered to get people from here to there – all without walking.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Allomothers, Exome Sequencing, Writing about patients, Social Media For Scientists and more.
Wednesday, thus time for a new Video of the Week! - Kate Clancy - Happy Mother’s Day: To All the Allomothers - Ricki Lewis - 10 Things Exome Sequencing Can’t Do–But Why It’s Still Powerful - Ilana Yurkiewicz - Writing about patients: lessons from first year - Khalil A.
Video of the Week #43 May 16th, 2012: From: Paralyzed Patient Swills Coffee by Issuing Thought Commands to a Robot by Gary Stix at Observations .
High-profile suicides of professional football players have mounted in the past several years—Terry Long (2005), Andre Waters (2006), Dave Duerson (2011) and Ray Easterling (2012) all killed themselves following retirement and bouts with diagnoses likely related to the thousands of hits they fearlessly underwent as players.
Soot may be responsible for the tropics expanding north, according to an analysis involving multiple computer models of the climate. By absorbing sunlight and trapping extra heat in the atmosphere, the tiny, black particles may be helping the poleward march of tropical conditions.The research will be published in Nature on May 17.
Three years ago, before fully committing myself to the idea of going into medicine, I decided to shadow in a genetics outpatient clinic to help give me a clue of what it was about.
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