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#SciAmBlogs Monday - Earth Day, Fred Flintstone, Dinosaurs' exaggerated structures, Serial Creators, Car Ownership, and more.

As usual on Mondays, we have a brand new Image of the Week - check it out!- Kyle Hill - The Physics of Fred Flintstone’s Flaming Feet - Larry Brilliant and William Foege - Lessons from Smallpox Guide Polio Endgame - Ben Thomas - Oliver Sacks Shares Tales of Musical Hallucinations - Darren Naish - Dinosaurs and their ‘exaggerated structures’: species recognition aids, or sexual display devices? - Scicurious - To Calm a Rat with Tickling - Scott Barry Kaufman - Profiling Serial Creators - Krystal D'Costa - Choice, Control, Freedom and Car Ownership - Christina Agapakis - The Structure of Industrial Revolutions - Jennifer Ouellette - An-Ti-Ci-Pa-Tion: The Physics of Dripping Honey and Physics Week in Review: April 20, 2013 - Becky Crew - Bluebelly Night Wanderer Found in Brazilian Blackwater - Lucas Brouwers - How genetic plunder transformed a microbe into a pink, salt-loving scavenger - Samuel Jones - Bush-crow diaries: The mystery of the Abyssinian Pie - Maureen McCarthy - Chimps in Uganda: Uganda’s Other Great Apes - Psi Wavefunction - Alien-looking termite gut denizens at the SF Exploratorium! - David Bressan - Mother Earth - Dana Hunter - Happy Earth Day! - John R...

STAFFApril 22, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Extinction Countdown

When Did the Barbary Lion Really Go Extinct?

History books tell us that the last wild Barbary lion ( Panthera leo leo ) was probably killed in 1922 by a French colonial hunter in Morocco. But in repeating the tale of this well-documented death, the history books may have left a chapter or two out of the story.Barbary, or Atlas, lions once roamed throughout the deserts and mountains of northern Africa, ranging from Morocco to Egypt, far to the north of their sub-Saharan relatives...

April 22, 2013 — John R. Platt

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