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#SciAmBlogs Monday - MIN awards, Quantum Entanglement, Neglected Tropical Diseases, living dirty, mimic spiders, coffee and more...

Welcome back. As it is Monday, we have the new Image of the Week - it is just one of a series, so make sure to click through to the original blog post where that one came from.I don't know much about all those media awards (I am much more aware of the good old Kaufax Awards, ResearchBlogging Awards, 3 Quarks Daily Awards and such), but it seems this one is big as everyone is so excited about it...

STAFFJanuary 31, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

An Enemy in the Ranks

Image of the Week #28, January 30th, 2012:
From: An Enemy in the Ranks by Alex Wild at Compound Eye Source: Alex Wild Photography The rear end of the ant-mimic crab spider Amyciaea albomaculata has two black spots that are spaced so they could easily be mistaken for the eyes of the weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina...

January 30, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

An Enemy in the Ranks

Imagine, for a moment, the horror if we humans were stalked by a common predator that hid itself in the open by looking...just like us. A humanoid patrolling the streets like a bloodthirsty mannequin, picking off pedestrians that venture too close...

January 30, 2012 — Alex Wild

On selfish genes and human behaviour

I'm safely back from my honeymoon, and I was catching up on the Scientific American articles when I found one that quite disturbed me. I don't usually use this blog as a forum for thoughts about things that aren't bacteria, but this is something I found important, particularly as I've spent most of the holiday reading Mary Midgely books.The article is by Michael Shermer, and you can read it here...

January 28, 2012 — S.E. Gould

Mourning Digitally

Ed Note: Another flashback from the archives of AiP this Friday, though a sombre one at that. It's rainy and dreary here in New York City, and my thoughts are a bit dark today.

January 27, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Actinides, Roy Chapman Andrews, Balloons in Space, Jumping Spiders and more

- Christie Wilcox - Blogging Science While Female – the Storify - Jessica Morrison - The Disappearing Actinides, and Other Frustrations from the Bottom Row of the Periodic Table of the Elements - Alex Wild - Real-life SpiderMan: Thomas Shahan and Thrifty Thursday: Fixed in Amber - Mark Fischetti - New Orleans Protection Plan Will Rely on Wetlands to Hold Back Hurricanes - John Matson - Newt to NASA: Stop Talking about Space Exploration–Just Do It - David Bressan - Roy Chapman Andrews and the Kingdom of the Cretaceous Skulls - George Musser - Could a Balloon Fly in Outer Space? - Katherine Harmon - Jumping Spiders Use Blurry Vision to Catch Quick Prey with Precision [Video] - DNLee - #scio12: The Big Takeaway from the Broadening Participation Panel - Krystal D'Costa - Editor’s Selections: Roman lead poisoning, Dyslexia, Intelligence in context, and A...

STAFFJanuary 27, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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