They are highly secretive animals: stocky, goatlike creatures about the size of German shepherds
What might make life hard to recognize as life?
If I could, I’d bring politicians who doubt the reality of human-caused global change to spend a few days on the Juneau Icefield
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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.
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.
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.
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.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - plants in space, monitor lizards, Mount St. Helens anniversary, solar eclipse, engineering superheros, glia, Shaq, and more.
Have a great weekend! - Christina Agapakis - Plants! In! Space! - David Bressan - May 18, 1980: The eruption of Mount St. Helens - Dana Hunter - To Mount St.
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.
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.
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.
On August 14th 2012 my new book, Gravity's Engines , will launch. I'm enormously excited about this, and over the next couple of months - increasingly so as publication date approaches, Life, Unbounded will carry some posts that talk about the science between the covers.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Contagious Yawning, Ancient Bacteria, Electric Grid, Fossil amoebae, and more.
- Jason G. Goldman - Contagious Yawning: Evidence of Empathy? - S.E. Gould - Ancient Bacteria – the saga continues - Dawn Santoianni - The Backbone of the Electric System: A Legacy of Coal and the Challenge of Renewables - David Wogan - Approaching “Wall-E” with Honda’s Uni-Cub personal mobility device - Nicole Matthews - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Ordot Dump and Layon Landfill - Charles Q.
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