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Transit of Venus

The Venus transit offers a chance for modern-day stargazers to repeat the experiments conducted by expeditions around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries--with a modern twist

June 6, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

My Morning Cup of Coffee Kills Monkeys

My coffee habit is killing the black-handed spider monkey, a cute New World simian (my favorite kind) that thrives in the canopy of Central American forests with tall trees.

June 6, 2012 — David Biello

#SciAmBlogs Monday - wheel spiders, #wsf12, war geology, sleep deprivation, ultra-marathons, rain-beaten mosquitos and more.

We have a new blog on the network starting today - check out Running Ponies Tune in tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3pm EDT for our second Live Chat: The 2012 Transit of Venus, with SA Editor George Musser.And, being Monday, we have the new Image of the Week.- Becky Crew - It’s not funny anymore, Golden Wheel Spider - Krystal D'Costa - What Other People Think About Us Matters—Here’s Why - David Bressan - Accretionary Wedge #36:War Geology - Scicurious - Sleep Deprived?...

STAFFJune 5, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Christmas Tree Worm

Image of the Week #45, June 5th, 2012:
From: The Overlooked Joy of the Christmas Tree Worm by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba ...

June 5, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far

It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries...

STAFFJune 4, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Ultra Marathons Might Be Ultra Bad for Your Heart

If getting some exercise is good for you and getting lots is even better, then hours upon hours of intense exercise must be best, right? Perhaps not.Many people feel obligated to hit the gym or the trail every now and then to help keep off the extra pounds...

June 4, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

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