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His essay on alien life was uncovered in 2016; now we have a second example of his previously unpublished thoughts about science
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Chicago’s nineteenth ward reeked of overripe fruit and kerosene the day Mary Stastch killed her baby. According to the Chicago Tribune on July 29, 1911, the unemployed single mother and recent immigrant from Austria left Cook County Hospital earlier that week and "wandered about Chicago for two days with the baby in her arms, looking for work." But with the growing labor crisis leaving nearly 250,000 people jobless her search would have been difficult even without a newborn in tow...
Nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are at risk of extinction. The rescue project aims to save more than 20 species of frogs in Panama, one of the world’s last strongholds for amphibian biodiversity...
The new DOC NYC documentary film festival just ended, and it began last week with a bang, featuring distinguished filmmaker Werner Herzog’s new 3-D film Cave of Forgotten Dreams ...
Scientists thought they had a pretty good handle on the social interactions of bottlenose dophins (Tursiops). They’ve used the term fission-fusion dynamics to describe dolphin (and non-human primate) society and so far it has served researchers well...
You may have noticed that I’ve stopped doing linkfests. I decided that the time put in to their curation (i.e. the ‘cost’) outweighs the value of doing so (i.e.
This amazingly clear 3D ultrasound image of an elephant fetus was taken just three months into its 22-month-long gestation period. The little guy, now named George, was born nineteen months later at ZSL’s Whipsnade Zoo...
SAN DIEGO—Tens upon tens of thousands of people in the U.S. use cochlear implants, a bionic ear-like device that can restore hearing to the profoundly hearing impaired.
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: According to the Neurocritic, “Most everything you’ve read about the Doctors Prescribing ‘Tetris Therapy’ study is wrong.” Find out why...
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Donors Choose Science Bloggers for Students campaign. Twenty-two readers from this humble blog donated a total of $524, affecting a total of 904 students!...
SAN DIEGO—"Trust in a Bottle." That's the marketing slogan for a product called Liquid Trust, a spray that purportedly increases trust.Don't buy it.
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