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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
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.
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:At Addiction Inbox, Dirk Hanson makes a bold statement: "It’s getting harder to interpret genetics studies, and that’s a good thing." Find out why: High-Risk Haplotypes in Smokers.G r e a t e r / l e t t e r / s p a c i n g / helps reading in dyslexia...
Rational Scientific American readers surely scoff at claims—based on ancient Mayan calendars and other esoterica—that life as we know it will end this December, especially now that NASA experts have "crushed" the prophecy...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Venus transit, optical illusions, platypus, crowd-sourcing the neighborhood, dinosaur taphonomy, herd parasites, and more.
- Amy Shira Teitel - Venus’ Transits Through History - Caleb A. Scharf - Venus was Just the Beginning: The Science of Planetary Transits - Daisy Yuhas - Where to Watch the Transit of Venus - Kalliopi Monoyios - Don’t Look Now But You’re Being Watched - John R...
#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?...
Image of the Week #45, June 5th, 2012:
From: The Overlooked Joy of the Christmas Tree Worm by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba ...
When a person suffers from chronic ear infections the culprit may be a film of bacteria or other microorganisms that builds up behind the eardrum, not unlike dental plaque on unbrushed teeth...
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...
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...
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