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The Wind and the Water

In Plugged In’s never-ending efforts to get you to use the latest technology to connect you to your world in a nontechnological way, I have recently run across two fabulous online undertakings focused on connecting you physically to your physical world.The first is this unbelievably lovely website called Wind Map, showing you a moving, realtime image of the wind all over the United States...

March 30, 2012 — Scott Huler

The Cool City Challenge: Getting a Low-Carbon Lifestyle to Catch On

Most people are aware that reducing carbon emissions could help the planet. But convincing a particular individual to change his or her behavior in ways that emit less carbon—not to mention the behavior of an entire city—can be a monumental challenge.David Gershon, founder of the Empowerment Institute in Woodstock, N.Y., is taking on that challenge, with help from three urban managers who hope their cities can become models for the future.Gershon, who authored the 2006 book and program Low Carbon Diet, has spent 20 years researching how to change community behavior...

March 30, 2012 — Mark Fischetti

2 Trees Twice Thought to Be Extinct Rediscovered in Tanzania

How's this for luck? Two tree species that scientists believed were extinct—twice—have been rediscovered in a remote area of Tanzania.According to a paper published in the Journal of East African Natural History, the two species were rediscovered in the remote, highly fragmented and rarely explored Namatimbili–Ngarama Forest, 35 kilometers inland from the Indian Ocean...

March 29, 2012 — John R. Platt

#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

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