An alarming book provokes a vision of a world that has solved the problems of global warming and war...
Or should that be Ping-Pong for narcissists?
News outlets that said otherwise are just crying wolf—but they’re not the only ones at fault
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Editor's Note: Expedition Blue Planet , led by Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter Alexandra Cousteau, is traveling 14,500 miles of road over 138 days to investigate and film some of North America's most pressing water-use and management stories...
One of the more fascinating psychotic conditions in the medical literature is known as Cotard’s syndrome, a rare disorder, usually recoverable, in which the primary symptom is a “delusion of negation.” According to researchers David Cohen and Angèle Consoli of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, many patients with Cotard’s syndrome are absolutely convinced, without even the slimmest of doubts, that they are already dead...
Kill a rare animal to help preserve it? That's the plan in New Zealand, where a team of hunters will soon go out to collect a few critically endangered Arapawa Island boars, a breed that only exists on that tiny island...
Check out this awesome David Attenborough video: So far the readers of this fair blog have managed to fully fund two Donors Choose science education requests.
Are surface winds around the world really slowing down? That's the suggestion of a new study in Nature Geoscience . The authors built on previous studies indicating such a trend by analyzing surface wind data from 822 wind stations in Europe, Asia and North America...
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: “Amazingly, babies as small as 12 months old show some understanding of the difference between the deliberate and goal-directed “agents” that can cause order, such as a person, and those randomly acting inanimate objects that cannot, such as a bouncing ball.” Daniel Daza of the [...]..
Benoit Mandelbrot, whose pioneering work on fractal geometry made him one of the few modern mathematicians to approach widespread fame, died October 14 at the age of 85.
In 1975, Edward Tronick and colleagues first presented the “still face experiment” to colleagues at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.
The passing of the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot has triggered in me a wave of nostalgia for the 1980s, when Mandelbrot and other researchers seemed to be creating a scientific revolution...
Non-human primate, that is, Ape actor Peter Elliott shares his knowledge of chimpanzee and gorilla vocabulary and facial expressions. via IMDb: Peter Elliott is the film industry's primary primate...
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