It did no such thing—but the result has become conventional wisdom nevertheless
New understandings in neurobiology are emerging from experiments on Drosophila, raising hopes the tiny insect will aid insights into human cognition and dementia
The idea that our universe is just part of a much vaster cosmos has a long history—and it’s still very much with us
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By Christine Sur and Laura Wang Note: Before we join the new group of students training for the 2012 Micronesia Expedition we will catch up with several of the USC scientific divers and see what they have been working on over the past year...
As spring creeps up on us, most of the country looks forward to basking in the long-awaited sun. People skip work. College kids skip class. School kids finally get to play outside without snow boots, well maybe not this year...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - a river in Argentina, star with nine planets, Amur Leopards and Tigers in Russia, and more.
- Melanie Lenart - A river rams through it: Argentina’s Rio Nuevo portends problems to come in South America - David Bressan - April 10, 1815: The Eruption that Shook the World - Caleb A...
This blog appears in the In-Depth Report Science at the Sochi Olympics Two of the world's rarest and most vulnerable cat species have had some good news in the past few weeks.The best of the news items covers the critically endangered Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), probably the rarest cat species on the planet, with a wild population of approximately 40 to 50 individuals...
April 8th, 2012: I had somehow missed that we were leaving on Easter Sunday…. but the drive North across Alaska and the Brooks Range on a perfect day, clear blue skies, pristine white snow, and majestic mountains, was ample compensation for leaving town on a holiday, and my four companions (Fig...
Energy Poll Shows Strong Support for More Domestic Energy Production, Less Concern for the Environment
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Energy matters to U.S. consumers and it will likely influence their votes this November. These were some of the insights revealed this morning by the Director of the University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Poll, Sheril Kirshenbaum.According to the poll, almost two-thirds (65%) of energy consumers say that energy is important to them...
Mention Argentina to someone outside of the country, and chances are the discussion will turn to the mouth-watering quality of the beef. I heard all kinds of recommendations about enjoying this Argentinian delicacy when I was preparing to travel to this South American country.Yet once there, I learned that Argentinian ranchers have been fading from the landscape in recent decades, much like their U.S...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Titanic break-up, invention of modern physics, origin of origins, hungry hyenas hunting, depressing burger, and more.
Welcome back. I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.I will be in Washington DC over the next few days, at TEDMED, so am not sure if and when I will be able to do the nightly links - but I'll try my best...
Image of the Week #37, April 9th, 2012:
From: Star Map by Diana Sudyka by Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic .
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