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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Cesarean Sections, post-run shivers", Planthoppers of Iran, food insecurity, Apollo 11 in the sea, and more.

As it is Wednesday, here is the brand new Video of the Week for your enjoyment (and laughter). - Kirstin Hendrickson - Cesarean Sections in the U.S. - The Trouble with Assembling Evidence from Data  - Scicurious - Running and thermoregulation: the post-run “shivers”  - Kate Clancy - Building Babies: Interview with Katie Hinde  - Jennifer Frazer - Planthoppers of Iran: Are You OK?  - Janet D.

STAFFMarch 28, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Debating Evolution vs Yogurt

Video of the Week #36 March 28th, 2012 From: Some Serious Evolutionary Laughs For Your Friday Afternoon by Carin Bondar at PsiVid Source: Beatrice the Biologist This short video by Beatrice the Biologist is simply too spectacular to ignore.

March 28, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Conserving Chagos: What is this BRUV work?

Tom Bech Letessier takes on the story of the remarkably good quality deep (and shallow) stereo film being taken of the reef and pelagic fish:We are now reaching the end of our expedition, and from a BRUVing perspective, it has been a resounding success.

March 28, 2012 — Charles Sheppard

How to Fight Food Insecurity, Even in a Changing Climate

Image courtesy of iStockphoto/ookpiks About 800 million people worldwide do not get enough food to eat, while about 1.5 billion are overweight. As the global population expands by an additional 2 billion people by 2050 and climate change alters traditional agricultural areas, scientists and policy makers are racing to figure out how to address both problems.

March 28, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

Storm Petrel

Image of the Week #35, March 28th, 2012:
From: Noel W. Cusa s brilliant seabird drawings by Darren Naish at Tetrapod Zoology .

March 28, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Conserving Chagos: Pascaline

As well as being a collection of scientists from around the world, we also have a young trainee member of our team. Pascaline Cotte is 19 years old and is of Chagossian descent, her grandfather being born on Ile du Coin, Peros Banhos atoll.

March 27, 2012 — Charles Sheppard

Ecotourism Does Not Overly Stress Orangutans, Study Finds

What can poop tell us about orangutans? Well, for one thing, a study of wild orangutan feces has revealed that these great apes, unlike some other species, are not chronically stressed by ecotourism.Scat shows no scare in a study, published March 15 in PLoS One , that analyzed fecal glucocorticoid metabolite (fGM) levels of Bornean orangutans ( Pongo pygmaeus ) in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in in the Malaysian state of Sabah between 2008 and 2009.

March 27, 2012 — John R. Platt

#SciAmBlogs Monday - wildlife poaching, psychology of Trayvon murder, actuarial superhero, history of Heinz catchup, interstellar internet, Pinterest and more.

- Rachel Nuwer - Not a Normal Killing  - Melanie Tannenbaum - Trayvon Martin’s Psychological Killer: Why We See Guns That Aren’t There.  - Amr Abouelleil - Deep Thought is Dead, Long Live Deep Thought  - Glendon Mellow - Pinterest updates Terms of Service, drops the “sell” and Science-Art Scumble #30  - Janet D.

STAFFMarch 26, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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