A new analysis finds extinct wombat cousins were heftier and stranger than previously thought
Language and the U.S.’s relationship with the outdoors
His essay on alien life was uncovered in 2016; now we have a second example of his previously unpublished thoughts about science
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Add to the list of expensive toys with lasers that I want. Figure 1: Micro Temp Digital Infrared Thermometer, Pro Model. $59.99 at Cabelas.c
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To construct the deceptive contraption he would enter in an international illusion contest, Kokichi Sugihara contravened a deeply held intuition: gravity works.
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Here are my ResearchBlogging Editor’s Selections for this week. This week, Psychology and Neuroscience blogging brings us some fantastic science, as always.
Deborah Blum has plugged herself into the Borg, and brought her blog Speakeasy Science along with her for the ride. She says: Although my most recent book, The Poisoner’s Handbook, is about murder and the invention of forensic toxicology in the early 20th century, my earlier works have focused on primate research, the science of [...]..
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