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Your everyday cockroach might not seem terribly intelligent. But new fossil evidence from 520 million years ago suggests that this insidious insect might have had some surprisingly smart early ancestors.Cockroaches and other insects belong to a group called the arthropods, which arose some 540 million years ago...
Video of the Week #64 October 10th, 2012: From: Rhythms of the Solomons - A Stunning Harmony Between Island People and Marine Life by Carin Bondar at PsiVid .
"Big" me. "Little" me. Watch these two versions of me--which are really the same size--explain why I appear petite in one place on screen and large in another.
Sci is over at Neurotic Physiology today, looking at a study on singing in the general population. Is singing a generalized human trail? Or is it just for the talented?
Image of the Week #63, October 10th, 2012: From: De Loys' Ape by David Bressan at History of Geology .
Humans can focus on one thing amidst many. “Searchlight of attention” is the metaphor. You recall a childhood friend’s face one moment, then perhaps the dog you loved back then, and then…what you will...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Nobel, Mesozoic crocs, octopus optics, spider houseguest, biosecurity, and more.
- Jalees Rehman - The Prize in Biology in Memory of Alfred Nobel - Jennifer Ouellette - Paradox: A Q&A with Jim al-Khalili - Darren Naish - Awesome sea-going crocodyliforms of the Mesozoic - Gary Stix - Can Wall Street Financial “Wizardry” Foster Drug Innovation? - Maureen McCarthy - Chimps in Uganda: Bustling Kampala and Unwanted Houseguests - David Wogan - Coping with deep climate uncertainty - Khalil A...
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:Beatrice the Biologist explains, in just a few cartoon panels, why jet lag is so annoying.What educational television options might there be in a world without Big Bird?...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - kludgethink, swords to ploughshares, cuddly little creature, sleepless bird sex, Voyager, and more.
- Steven Ross Pomeroy - Stop Building Bombs and Start Building Starships - Scott Huler - The Kludge: A Panegyric - Scicurious - Can’t sleep, havin’ sex! - David Wogan - Don’t forget the “global” in global climate change - Kelly Oakes - Voyager 1: beyond the edge of the solar system at last? - Jennifer Frazer - Eight Legs?...
Ok, I know it's not Friday Weird Science time, but this paper is both interesting science AND somewhat odd. And who can't use extra weird in their day, right?
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