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#SciAmBlogs Friday - parasitic flower, Velocirabbit, turtle sex organs, how to talk science to politicians, phytoplancton, fake brands and more.

- Christie Wilcox - Parasitic flower pirates genes from its host - Glendon Mellow - Day-Glo Velocirabbit – bioart begins to mature - Darren Naish - Terrifying sex organs of male turtles - Scott Huler - Happy World Oceans Day from North Carolina! - Marc Kuchner - Don’t be Arrogant, Do Tell a Story: An Interview with Congressman Robert Walker about How Scientists Should Interact with Congress - John R...

STAFFJune 8, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

The Scienceblogging Weekly (June 8th, 2012)

Wow - this was hard! I could have had at least Top 20 instead of Top 10 (but you'll find them all listed down there anyway)...   Blog of the Week: Tanya Khovanova’s Math Blog is a blog by Tanya Khovanova, a Visiting Scholar and Research Affiliate at MIT, a 1976 gold medalist (and 1975 silver medalist) at the International Mathematics Olympiad...

June 8, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Following the Ice: Glacial Dam

I knew something was wrong. I pulled my blindfold off, unzipped my sleeping bag and stared at the ceiling of my tent. The midnight sun had swung around to the north and the wind was up.

June 8, 2012 — Ben Linhoff

Day-Glo Velocirabbit - bioart begins to mature

Bioart at first seemed to be such a novelty.Artwork usually made in petri dishes by growing bacteria in patterns outlined by the placement of their foodstuffs seemed to me at first, well, a little twee...

June 8, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Khalil's Picks (8 June 2012)

What diversity in this week’s picks of writings from young and early-career science writers. A snapshot: giving colours names messed with our minds, encoding information into living cells, what happens when galaxies collide, science of bubbles.....

STAFFJune 8, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - psychedelic shrimp, in a galaxy far away, dinosaur egg-shells, and more.

- Dana Hunter - Prelude to a Catastrophe: “One of the Most Active and Most Explosive Volcanoes in the Cascade Range” - Khalil A. Cassimally - EUSci: Student Science Magazine of the University of Edinburgh - Dylan Giordano - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Preserving Palau’s Resources through Protected Area Networks - Ian Underwood and Paul Germano - MSU Dinosaurs: Team Strider – Eggshell Thickness Variance - Jesse Bering - My Other Whereabouts - Krystal D'Costa - Editor’s Selections: Colors and Stuttering - John Matson - Astronomers Identify Very Distant (But Not the Most Distant) Galaxy - Katherine Harmon - This Psychedelic Shrimp Will Get You Hammered [Video] =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...

STAFFJune 7, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - outreach, jellyfish, Zoobiquity, deformed dino eggs, Ray Bradbury, last shuttle ride, coffee, Transit of Venus and more.

Enjoy the regular Wednesday feature - the new Video of the Week.- Kate Clancy - Which came first, rewarding outreach or doing it? On chickens, eggs, and overworked scientists - Scicurious - On Outreach: Academia needs an attitude adjustment - Roxi Aslan - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Jellyfish Lake - Anita Moore-Nall - MSU Dinosaurs: deformations in eggs - Bora Zivkovic - ScienceOnline2012 – interview with Kathryn Bowers - Caleb A...

STAFFJune 6, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Transit of Venus

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

June 6, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

My Morning Cup of Coffee Kills Monkeys

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.

June 6, 2012 — David Biello

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