A smashed shell may have been crumpled by an ambling dinosaur
Like other early American geologists, the man who explored the Colorado River did anthropological research that presupposed the racial inferiority of Native Americans
Structures in the corona called “null-point topologies” may help solve two long-standing solar mysteries
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From: How Do Artists Protect Their Work Online? by Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic .
It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Van Gogh s sunflowers, billion stars, bioluminescence, mitochondrial networks, and more.
Have a great weekend!- Jalees Rehman - Dynamic Mitochondrial Networks in Cancer - Alan Woodward - Who’s Responsible for Meeting the Cyber Threat? - Kelly Oakes - One billion stars (and a huge amount of data) - Robynne Boyd - Light on Landfills: Solar energy covers turn maxed-out landfills into solar farms - Scott Huler - The Wind and the Water - Krystal D'Costa - Let There Be (Living) Light: Bioluminescence in Nature and Editor’s Selections: Bipedalism, Emotions, Mass deaths, and Gifts - John R...
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...
Hickory Ridge landfill outside of Atlanta, GA, is full. Like most landfills that reach capacity, it was capped to contain its noxious mix of debris that will slowly degrade over the decades and centuries to come...
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...
Professor Jessica Meeuwig writes about the final day of BRUVing at Sandes Seamount:We left the island of Egmont overnight for what the charts suggest is a field of shallow seamounts, rising from 1,000m to less than 100m from the surface, to the northwest of Diego Garcia...
Even as Iran’s nuclear program raises the likelihood of yet another conflict in the Middle East, the bigger threat is a potential food crisis in the making, says Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute...
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...
In the 17th-century, although the English had the opportunity, they chose not to make land on Cuba. They bypassed the island because they saw flickering lights that they believed were the campfires of the Spanish...
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