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Solar Is Changing the Game

At the start of 2015, solar energy is booming. It’s been a long time coming, but financial incentives for renewables along with more affordable panels are finally having a notable impact in states like California...

January 5, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Tadpole nests, past and present

Thanks to that recent Tet Zoo article about American spadefoot toads and their tadpoles, I've had visions in my mind of drying ephemeral pools in hot, arid environments, crammed with crowded, gasping tadpoles...

January 3, 2015 — Darren Naish

Physics Week in Review: January 3, 2015

Welcome to 2015 and take a moment to bask in The Beauty of a Grain of Sand on a Cosmic Beach. You, too, can start off the new year admiring a gorgeous photo of a barred spiral galaxy, along with thoughts from the Bad Astronomer on how big our human minds can be — even [...]..

January 3, 2015 — Jennifer Ouellette

I’ll Show You My Holiday Card If You Show Me Yours.

Earlier this week, my husband and I returned home from our holiday travels after being away from our apartment for the past 9 days. We walked into our chilly apartment, greeted our whining cats with a quick pet and a kiss hello, put down our bags, and walked into the kitchen...

January 2, 2015 — Melanie Tannenbaum

An American Pilot at War, 1915 (Part II)

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: January 2, 1915 In this issue of Scientific American from 1915, we published the second installment of a three-part first-hand account: "War Experiences of an Air Scout: Patrol of the Sky" by Frederick C...

STAFFJanuary 2, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

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