Paleontologists have uncovered a new species of sabercat from a site made famous by its relevance to early human history
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Less than month till the 2012 edition is out! Mark your calendars for September 18th! The 2012 edition can now be pre-ordered at Amazon.com and Amazon UK.
We've all heard of the legendary monogamous prairie vole, haven't we? Our adorable rodent friend forms the kind of attachments that make us humans feel slightly ashamed of our more promiscuous habits.
The week was too busy to finish this on Friday. Then on Saturday the news broke that Neil Armstrong died - something I wanted to highlight as a special topic - so I decided to wait another day and give people a chance to wrote posts and articles about Neil.
Ranking the medal system: What separates Olympic losers from winners? by Susan E. Matthews: While everyone is figuring out how to fill their time now that the Olympics are over, and others are turning back to Netflix, this year’s summer games gave us many incredible memories of how far the human body can extend itself.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - ferrets, superbugs, Thurston, volcano research, sea-slug sex, cycling doping, and more.
- Jason G. Goldman - Ferrets: Man’s Other Best Friend - Judy Stone - The NIH Superbug Story—a missing piece - John Horgan - How William Thurston (RIP) Helped Bring About “The Death of Proof” - David Bressan - The Day’s Work of a Volcanologist: Rumbling Mountains - John R.
William Thurston, who died on August 21 at the age of 65, would have hated this post's headline. Let me tell you why it's justified. In 1993, when I was a full-time staff writer for Scientific American , my boss, Jonathan Piel, asked, or rather, commanded me to write an in-depth feature on something, anything, mathematical.
If a human points his or her finger at something, a dog might infer that there's hidden food, while the chimpanzee remains more or less clueless about the meaning behind that sort of non-verbal communication.
People have gotten good at multitasking, but sometimes this skill is taken too far, and the result can be deadly. Texting while driving a car is a prime example.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - 19th century Citizen Science, dino parasites, corals on oil rigs, singing gibbons, and more
- Caren Cooper - Retro Science – Part 1 - Darren Naish - The war on parasites: the pigeon’s eye view, the oviraptorosaur’s eye view - Jennifer Frazer - Deep Sea Coral Clings to Oil Platform at Record Gulf Depth - Gary Stix - A Robot Helps Listen In on Brain Cell Chatter - Glendon Mellow - Surly Amy and the Charms of Reason - Khalil A.
Erwin Neher and Bert Sakmann received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1991 for their development of the patch-clamp technique, which records currents coursing through single ion channels in cells.
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