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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

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Sword-Swallowing, Fracking, Aurorae, Secrets, and more

Wednesday, thus time for the new Video of the Week.- Scicurious - The Next Generation Science Conference, a #scio12 Wrapup - Jennifer Ouellette - By the Sword: The Science of Sword-Swallowing - Scott McNally - Guest Post: Water Contamination – Fracking is not the problem - Mariette DiChristina - Citizen Scientists Study Whale Songs: Years of Work Done in Months - Caleb A...

STAFFJanuary 25, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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