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The music-video " Mutual Core " (2011) by Björk , starring hot tectonic forces and sensual strata, is by far not the only examples of how geology and paleontology could inspire musicians and songwriters...
Hello and welcome to the 53rd edition of the Giant's Shoulders Carnival, the blog carnival focusing on the history of science. We may not have Friday Weird Science today, but fear not, for the history of science contains MANY weird and wild tales...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Fungal Meningitis, Science of Swords, Good Cholesterol, Gay Penguins, Bjork Geology, Canine Scientists, and more.
We have a new Video Of The Week today. Also, I cannot guarantee I will post the evening linkfest tomorrow or will have to wait till Saturday instead.-
Video of the Week #69 November 15th, 2012: From: Hard Science is Going to the Dogs by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid . Source: snuggliepuppy on YouTube The most informative and adorable science video to come out this week asks us to "sit" and "stay" and "learn" chemistry as two well-trained dogs, Paige and Dexter, help us understand ionic, covalent and polar covalent chemical bonds...
Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk was born and raised on an island that tectonic forces are ripping apart. Iceland is part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which separates the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate...
32 deaths. 461 cases...and counting. Unless you live under a rock, you probably know about the nationwide outbreak of an unusual fungal meningitis caused by Exserohilum rostratum, a plant fungus...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - a millimillipede, Nate Silver, false memories, solar eclipse, Higgs disappointment, and more.
We have a new Image of the Week for your enjoyment!- Kyle Hill - How Long Will A Lie Last? New Study Finds That False Memories Linger for Years - Becky Crew - Illacme plenipes, the leggiest animal on Earth, gets another look - Bora Zivkovic - Nate Silver and the Ascendance of Expertise - John R...
This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...
You've heard of oxytocin, why not try nematocin? Oxytocin as a molecule goes very far back in our evolutionary history, and it turns out that the nematode C.
A Princeton lab's doing something interesting -- trying to figure out where amphetamines collect in the brain, to really understand them, in a helpful sort of way that gets at the problem of addiction...
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