They are highly secretive animals: stocky, goatlike creatures about the size of German shepherds
What might make life hard to recognize as life?
If I could, I’d bring politicians who doubt the reality of human-caused global change to spend a few days on the Juneau Icefield
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Only half a 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.
Sci is dealing with some personal stuff right now, and can't keep up with my usual posting regimen. Instead, today I'd like to offer up a book recommendation: The Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Bill Nye, the nerdy supernova that fostered my childhood love of science, has recently gone viral in a video highly critical of the teaching of creationism to children.
Have you seen the new video by Bill Nye called “Creationism is not appropriate for children”? The video simply shows Nye standing in front of a white background and speaking, for two minutes, thirty seconds.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - High School lizard research, dolphins in hurricanes, chemistry lab safety, medical illustrators, art of photo caption, and more.
- Aaron Reedy - The Lizard Project: 5 reasons why scientists and science teachers should work together for a new brand of science outreach - Jason G.
My high school students recently did something that rarely happens in a science classroom…they did science. Student Salvador Jahen gets to know a new hatchling.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Victorian-era citizen science, Denisova Genome, Hurricanes and Neglected Infections, anatomy of sloths and more.
- Caren Cooper - Victorian-era citizen science: reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated - Ricki Lewis - The Denisova Genome and Guys Banging Rocks - Judy Stone - Hurricanes, Poverty, and Neglected Infections - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Are assessments of scientific intelligence biased toward mathematically oriented fields? - Ilana Yurkiewicz - When should medicine talk about race?
Every once in a while someone will publish a list of the top 10 or 100 smartest people in the world and this time it's the Huffington Post's turn. While admitting that IQ is subjective, the article treats us to a list of ten people who most of us would agree are on the right tail end of the spectrum of intelligence.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - physics education, extinct scaly anteater, caloric restriction, geologic diagram, youth brain, and more.
Wednesday, ergo , time for the new Video of the Week. - Tony Rothman - Look East, Young Man - Becky Crew - Ancient digging mammal is a ‘scaly anteater’ relative - Gary Stix - Evolution Did Not Snap the Brain Together like LEGOS and Big Hint That Eating A Lot Less Won’t Let You Live Longer - Ferris Jabr - The Neuroscience of Twenty-Somethings - Dana Hunter - How Would You Like to Take a Hike Across a Geologic Diagram? - DNLee - #DispatchesDNLee: Adjusting to the time difference - John R.
Video of the Week #58 August 29th, 2012: From: Shiny! On the Iridescence of Squid by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics . Source: Backyard Brains The Backyard Brains made the color-changing skin of a Longfin Inshore squid shift hues in sync to the pulsing beat of Cypress Hill in “Insane in the Chromatophores.” They simulated the nerve signals that trigger the muscles by connecting an iPhone to one of the creature s dorsal fins with a suction electrode.
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