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America s Supersized Energy Waste

Each day, the average American household throws away a pound and a half of food. And, while this might not seem like much, but, over the course of a year, these pounds amount to the energy equivalent of throwing 350 million barrels of oil into the trashcan...

May 16, 2012 — Melissa C. Lott

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - on that TIME cover..., stem cells, invasive beetles, drowned Cretaceous birds, onset of autism, and more.

- Eric Michael Johnson - Out of the Mouth of Babes - Samer Fakhri - Empowering the Body to Fix Its Parts - Miller Zou - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Invasion of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle - Darren Naish - A drowned nesting colony of Late Cretaceous birds - Dana Hunter - When You’re Doing Geology, You’ve Got To Break a Few Rocks - Judy Stone - TEDMED: Tougher topics to chew on - Erin Podolak - The SA Incubator: Helping Hatch Science Writers Since July 2011 - Bora Zivkovic - The SA Incubator, or, why promote young science writers? - Scicurious - ADHD: behavioral and cognitive therapies - DNLee - Diversity in Science: Celebrating the people who do science - Brendan Borrell - The Most Exciting Moment of My Scientific Career - Mariette DiChristina - Searching for the Onset of Autism - Michael Moyer - The Mathematician’s Obesity Fallacy =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...

STAFFMay 16, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Monday - decaying aluminum, living photography, science movie consultant, octopus on ice, ugliest experiments, and more.

Today we are happy to announce the newest blog at #SciAmBlogs - check out Molecules to Medicine!And as usual on Mondays, we have the new Image of the Week.- Harold Johnson - Time to can the round numbers - Stephanie Zvan - The Gravity of the Situation - Christina Agapakis- Living Photography - Bora Zivkovic - How barley domesticated its clock and Why social insects do not suffer from ill effects of rotating and night shift work?...

STAFFMay 15, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

What Are Science's Ugliest Experiments?

When I teach history of science at Stevens Institute of Technology, I devote plenty of time to science's glories, the kinds of achievements that my buddy George Johnson wrote about in The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments (Alfred A...

May 14, 2012 — John Horgan

Following the Ice: Greenland

One night last summer, I rose from my bed, left my tent and walked to the river. It was well past midnight, a full moon had risen over the glacier and in the twilight of the Arctic summer night, I could make out a herd of musk ox grazing nearby...

May 14, 2012 — Ben Linhoff

Time to Can the Round Numbers

Ever notice that we’ve got a thing for round numbers? We like our data neat and tidy.The world of ocean pollution and litter prevention is filled with nice round numbers.

May 14, 2012 — Harold Johnson

Energy Storage For More Than Renewables

Large-scale energy storage technologies are often hailed as a key to enabling increased use of intermittent renewable energy resources – like solar and wind - to supply the nation’s electricity demand...

May 14, 2012 — Melissa C. Lott

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The California Spiny Lobster

By Alyssa DykmanIn the cool waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean lies the California spiny lobster. The lobster, Panulirus interruptus , can be found on the rocky substrates of the coastal ocean floor between Monterey Bay, California and the northwestern coast of Mexico...

May 14, 2012 — Jim Haw

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