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Q&A: The science of feather forensics by Naveena Sadasivam: Birds have become rather well adjusted to urban settings, which is in itself an evolutionary feat.
Guest blog by Frank C. Worrell, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius and Rena F. SubotnikFor more than a quarter century, critics have faulted gifted education programs for catering to kids from advantaged backgrounds...
Nicotine enhances the ability to focus and remember. The alkaloid acts in a similar manner to the brain's own signaling molecule, acetylcholine. It interacts with eponymous receptors on the surface of nerve cells to regulate signaling in the brain.The role of the nicotinic-acetylcholine receptors throughout the central nervous system is so wide-ranging that new discoveries about the molecule continue apace...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - talking elephant, tree-loving tarantulas, Bellevue evacuation, flightless bats, DonorsChoose, and more.
Today we present the brand new Video of the Week.- Becky Crew - Koshik the elephant can speak Korean - Gary Stix - Civilization’s Thin Veneer: The Evacuation of Bellevue - Darren Naish - Giant flightless bats from the future - John R...
Video of the Week #67 November 1st, 2012: From: Did NYC rats survive hurricane Sandy? by Bora Zivkovic at A Blog Around The Clock . Source: RatLogic.com In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, much speculation was aired about the effect of the storm on New York City rats, especially those living in the subway and the sewers...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - #Sandy, NYC rats, werewolves, diatoms, 3-D printing math puzzles, fall colors, and more.
Only Wednesday. And we have the new Image of the Week!- Charles H. Greene - Frankenstorm Sandy: Stitched Together From Elements Both Natural and Unnatural - Bora Zivkovic - Did NYC rats survive hurricane Sandy? - DNLee - Will Giant Mutant Rats overrun NYC in Sandy’s wake - Cassie Rodenberg - Haunted by Emily: When Addicts Disappear - Christie Wilcox - Falling in love with the world’s most endangered primates and Don’t forget to donate!! - Jennifer Ouellette - Bad Moon Rising: The Science of Werewolves - Psi Wavefunction - Three views of a diatom - Robynne Boyd - Appalachia’s Fall Colors Safe for Now - Hadas Shema - Interview with Richard Price, Academia.edu CEO - Alex Wild - 13 Horrifying Ways To Die (Arthropod Edition) - Dana Hunter - An Excellent Point About Uniformitarianism - Kate Clancy - Being Overwhelmed is Way Scarier Than a Paranormal Activity Movie - Scicurious - HAPPY HALLOWEEN: Sci presents…LYCANTHROPY - Fred Guterl - The Future According to Sandy - Larry Greenemeier - Post-Sandy New York Aims to Rethink Infrastructure Not Just Rebuild It - Evelyn Lamb - Mathematicians at Play: 3-D Printing Enters the Fourth Dimension =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...
Image of the Week #66, October 31th, 2012: From: Some sights about the microbial world by Psi Wavefunction at The Ocelloid .
One of Sci's favorite holidays is here! I've got my costume on! I've got PILES AND PILES OF CANDY!!! And to you, I present...lycanthropy. And yes, it's actually real.
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in NYC.
How many of the NYC rats survived hurricane Sandy? This question has been asked in the wake of Sandy's flooding of lower and east Manhattan. See, for example, articles in Huffington Post Green, Forbes, National Geographic, Business Insider, Mother Nature Network and NYMag.The short answer is: some rats drowned, some survived.The complicated question, how many drowned and how many survived, is probably impossible to answer...
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