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Aliens in our Midst

Well, sort of. Ready for the new SETI blog here at Scienceblogs? They launched today. I don’t know if we have to look to the skies to find aliens.

June 23, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Molting Crabs

This is just cool. No behavior, no cognition, no neuroscience. Just animal awesomeness. Amazing time-lapse video of a twelve-foot spider crab molting.

June 22, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

One reason why humans are special and unique: We masturbate. A lot

There must be something in the water here in Lanesboro, Minnesota, because last night I dreamt of an encounter with a very muscular African-American centaur, an orgiastic experience with – gasp – drunken members of the opposite sex and (as if that weren’t enough) then being asked by my hostess to wear a white wedding dress while giving a scientific keynote presentation...

June 22, 2010 — Jesse Bering

New Sciblings, Book Club, and More

Lots of new things to tell you about. First, SB has reinvigorated the ScienceBlogs Book Club. The first book being discussed is “Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service” by Mark Pendergrast, who is participating in the book club himself, and already has a post up...

June 22, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Icebreaker Healy sets forth on ICESCAPE

Editor's Note: Haley Smith Kingsland is an Earth systems master's student at Stanford University specializing in science communication. For five weeks she's in the land of no sunsets participating in ICESCAPE, a NASA-sponsored research cruise to investigate the effects of climate change on the Chukchi and Bering seas...

June 22, 2010 — Haley Smith Kingsland

Inside the Military-Robotics Complex

The quiet, suburban neighborhoods and strip malls that line Route 128, the main highway that circumscribes the Greater Boston area, hardly betray the area's high-tech firepower.

June 22, 2010 — Eric R. Olson

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