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160 Video Cameras to Help Monitor Last 35 Javan Rhinos

Smile, you're on endangered-species camera.The world's last 35 Javan rhinoceroses ( Rhinoceros sondaicus ) are a little bit safer this week as 120 new camera traps have been installed in Ujung Kulon National Park, located on the western corner of the island of Java, in Indonesia...

April 27, 2012 — John R. Platt

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - flying monkeys, amoebas, raptors, Turing, Mars, Saturn, Pygmies, Klout, and more.

- Rob Dunn - Occam’s Razor, Flying Monkeys and Musings on Lager Beer - Ian Watson - How Alan Turing Invented the Computer Age - Psi Wavefunction - Pond water microforay: amoebae gone wild - Laura Walsh - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: My Walden South of Los Angeles - Matthew Sturm - SnowSTAR-2012: Convergence - Scicurious - Experimental Biology Blogging: Every once in a while, a double cheeseburger might not be so bad for the heart. - Caleb A...

STAFFApril 27, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Royal Society Calls for Redistribution of Wealth and More Birth Control to Save Planet

During the 352-year life span of the Royal Society, the human population has risen from less than one billion people to seven billion and counting. That boom has been supported by science and technology—Watt's coal-fired steam engine, Haber and Bosch synthesizing nitrogen fertilizer, Fleming's discovery of penicillin—and continues today as the world's population expands at the rate of 78 million people per year.Now the Royal Society wants the world to do something about population growth in a bid to stave off environmental and economic calamity, according to a new report dubbed "People and the Planet" released on April 26...

April 26, 2012 — David Biello

Thank you, Matthew and the rest of the SnowSTAR-2012 team.

I hope you have enjoyed the last few weeks at the Expeditions blog, with Matthew Sturm and his colleagues having fun studying snow on the North Slope of Alaska, conveying to us the beaty of the scenery, the cool wildlife around their camp, the wonderful technology they used, and the excitement of doing important science in such an environment...

STAFFApril 26, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

SnowSTAR-2012: Convergence

Sometimes in science everything just comes together, but not often. This time it did. What could have gone wrong in the campaign? Lots. The two biggest possibilities were that the weather could have been bad (Fig...

April 26, 2012 — Matthew Sturm

A Giant New World

Video of the Week #40 April 25th, 2012 From: A New World on the Outside of a Raleigh Museum by Scott Huler at Plugged In .

April 25, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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