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#SciAmBlogs Monday - dark matter, virgin moths, genome sequencing, BPA, helical bacteria, black holes, aphrodisiac fungus, and more.

We have a new blog on the network - welcome Critical Opalescence!And, being Monday, there is the new Image of the Week.- George Musser - Is Dark Matter a Glimpse of a Deeper Level of Reality? - Becky Crew - You’ll have to be hotter than that, virgin moths - Ricki Lewis - UGS (Universal Genome Sequencing) in the Mid-21st Century - Frederick S...

STAFFJune 11, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Mount St Helen's basalt lava tube

Image of the Week #46, June 11th, 2012:
From: Prelude to a Catastrophe: One of the Most Active and Most Explosive Volcanoes in the Cascade Range by Dana Hunter at Rosetta Stones ...

June 11, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Opinion: FDA's decision on BPA exposes Catch 22

As scientists who have researched the health effects of bisphenol A (BPA) for over a decade, we are concerned that a recent Food and Drug Administration decision raises questions about the agency’s ability to protect the health of Americans...

June 11, 2012 — Frederick S. vom Saal and Patricia A. Hunt

Statins Are Linked with Fatigue

Cholesterol-lowering statins have been credited with preventing countless heart attacks among at-risk adults. More than 20 million U.S. adults now take statins daily, making them some of the top-selling drugs of all time...

June 11, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

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 11, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Helical bacteria: the benefits of being twisted

One of the first things you learn in bacteriology is that bacteria come in different shapes. Not a huge range of shapes admittedly, but the main shapes are spherical, rod-shaped, or spiral...

June 9, 2012 — S.E. Gould

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