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Image of the Week #43, May 21th, 2012: Attachment From: Out of the Mouths of Babes by Eric Michael Johnson at Primate Diaries Source: Nathaniel Gold Sometimes the best response to a viral image is satire or a mash-up.

May 21, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far

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.

STAFFMay 21, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Navy Dive Tables

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Navy Dive Tables

By Kaitlin Mogentale If you asked me what my greatest fear is while scuba diving, I wouldn’t hesitate with my answer-- the bends. The bends, or decompression sickness (DCS), is a decompression illness arising from the dangers of breathing compressed air at depth for prolonged periods, coupled with improper decompression or excessively rapid ascents.

May 21, 2012 — Jim Haw
Anna Post on Managing Our Digital Spaces

Anna Post on Managing Our Digital Spaces

Can courtesy and mobile technologies get along? | Photo by Joe Pemberton. | Click on image for license and information. Tweeting, texting, Facebooking, checking email, sending photos, and even, yes, old-fashioned telephone calls—we're doing it all, and we're doing it wherever and whenever we please.

May 21, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
When Should Schools Start in the morning?

When Should Schools Start in the morning?

This is not really a new post. But it is not exactly a re-publishing of an old post either. It is a lightly edited mashup or compilation of excerpts from several old posts - I hope it all makes sense this way, all in one place.

May 20, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
The Solar Eclipse Coincidence

The Solar Eclipse Coincidence

Annular eclipse (Credit: sancho_panza) When the Sun is eclipsed by the Moon this Sunday, for many observers across much of the world it will be temporarily replaced by a beautiful ring of fire - a brilliant annulus of stellar plasma just peeking out around the dark lunar disk.

May 18, 2012 — Caleb A. Scharf
The Scienceblogging Weekly (May 18, 2012)

The Scienceblogging Weekly (May 18, 2012)

Blog of the Week: For the greatest portion of the history of biology, every organism was a "model organism". One would pick a problem and then choose which organism would be most suited for answering those particular questions.

May 18, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
School Turns Engineering Faculty into Superheroes

School Turns Engineering Faculty into Superheroes

The George Washington University engineering school's Pinhas Ben-Tzvi as RobotronMan A recent survey by Intel found that only 28 percent of teenagers had ever considered becoming engineers and that only 5 percent associated engineering with the word "cool." That's not terribly surprising given that engineering ranks in the bottom half of professions with which teens are familiar, falling below teacher, doctor, nurse, police officer, chef, lawyer, musician, professional athlete, scientist, and computer programmer.

May 18, 2012 — Anna Kuchment

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Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.