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Gorgeous Blue-Eyed Lemur Faces Extinction in 11 Years

One of the most recently discovered lemur species of Madagascar could also be one of the first to disappear. The striking blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons), which was only identified as a species in 2008, faces extinction in as little as 11 years due to rapid deforestation in its only habitat, according to research published [...]..

February 11, 2015 — John R. Platt

Brian J. Ford's Aquatic Dinosaurs, 2014 Edition

Via bizarre and unexpected circumstances I recently* found myself secretly and furtively attending a lecture by Brian J. Ford. Ford is a British author and researcher who dabbles widely in matters of science and science communication...

February 10, 2015 — Darren Naish

The U.S. Power Grid is in Need of a Technology Upgrade

Innovators gather in DC this week to discuss how to modernize the U.S. electric grid in the face of a changing electricity sector. The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit kicks off today in Washington DC and will highlight technologies that could fundamentally alter how the nation generates, uses, and stores electricity...

February 9, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott

Does Drinking Alcohol Protect Against ALS?

Everyone knows that ALS is a very bad disease, an awareness underscored by the recent Ice Bucket Challenge. The death of neurons that results in paralysis can be caused by specific genetic mutations.  But in most cases, single genes are not the culprit...

STAFFFebruary 6, 2015 — Gary Stix

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