They appear across times and cultures—and our fascination with them may have both evolutionary and paleontological origins
A new analysis of fossil beasts adds a new wrinkle to the story of when the Age of Mammals really took off
It's not just bad storytelling—it’s because the storytelling style changed from sociological to psychological
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The hustle and bustle that characterizes this space is more than a chaotic scramble to get somewhere, however: Grand Central Station represents an early exercise in New York City's history to contain and tame the Crowd...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - athletic ape, singing fish, teaching chemistry, Ada Lovelace, diatoms, oxytocin, and more.
- Elizabeth Preston - The Hazards of Being an Athletic Ape - Gary Stix - When the Cuddle Hormone Is a Home Wrecker - Ferris Jabr - What Singing Fish Reveal About Speech and Hearing - Melissa Gaskill - Counting Fish: Longlines, Lionfish and Liberty Ships - David Wogan - Energy policy is shaped by what you think about energy - John R...
First off, this study on a molecule tied to social interaction was conducted in animals. So I’m supposed to turn on the siren and the flashing red light here to let you know that the headline you just read might not apply in humans...
With the exception of the cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid —and Big Mouth Billy Bass—fish do not spring to mind as the animal kingdom's most vocally gifted members.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Felix Baumgartner, Charlotte s Web, Sesame Street, DonorsChoose, Panspermia Paradox, Skin-Shedding Mice, and more.
As usual on Mondays, today we present the new Image of the Week!- Hilda Bastian - “Is anybody sane here?” said the psychiatrist to the journalists - David Ropeik - Could you look down from 24 miles up and jump?...
"Don't touch those webs!"A couple of decades ago, my wife and I worked on a horse farm where everyone was explicitly instructed not to ever clean the cobwebs inside the barn.
“ to understand plants and animals there is no better way than to depict them from life “ Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605)Maybe the first depiction of bones of an extinct animal can be attributed to an unknown Greek artist living some 2.600 years ago...
The psychiatrist is Allen Frances. The journalists are 48 enthusiastic and committed participants at the National Institute of Health’s 2012 Medicine in the Media course (#NIHMiM12).
Television has a bad side. According to a report from the University of Michigan, the average American child has seen sixteen thousand murders on TV by age 18.
DID YOU WATCH! Did your heart pound, your palms get sweaty, your muscles tense! Did you join the millions around the world gripped by fear and tension as Felix Baumgartner rose to more than 24 miles in a balloon-lifted capsule, opened the door (OH MY GOD!) stood out on the bar outside with a camera over his head looking down (OH MY GOD!!!!!),…AND JUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!...
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