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The 2012 Apocalypse, or why the world won't end this week

If you believe The Daily Mail , we’re all convinced that the world is going to end on 21 st December 2012. Apparently people are stockpiling food and weapons, flocking to remote villages and heading for mystical peaks from whence ‘an extra-terrestrial mothership’ housed for centuries in an alien temple inside the mountain ‘will pluck believers to safety’...

December 18, 2012 — Caroline Dodds Pennock

D collage nocturne

Image of the Week #73, December 18th, 2012: From: Inspiring New Realities - James Gurney Interview by Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic ...

December 18, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Monday - Hagfish High Fashion, Cold Plasmas, Tree-Climbing Velociraptor, Christmas Metadata, Solar Bike-Car and more.

- Pete Monfre - Kids Lead Crowd Funded Scientific Mission to Nicaragua: Science Education is the Tide that Lifts All Boats - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica – Happy Holidays! - Jennifer Ouellette - The Hagfish Goes High Fashion and Chilling Out with Cold Plasmas - Allyson Beatrice - Science Books for the Kids on Your Shopping List (Guest Post) - Scicurious - The dopamine side(s) of depression - Bonnie Swoger - What is metadata?...

STAFFDecember 18, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Two SciAm bloggers make the 30-under-30 Forbes annual list.

For the second year in a row, Forbes magazine picks young and up-and-coming stars in various areas of life - their, now already well established and reputable 30 Under 30 list of "Innovators, Disruptors And Brightest Stars Of 2012".I am very proud to report that two Scientific American bloggers are included in the list this year.In the category of Energy, one of the chosen innovators is Melissa Lott, from Plugged In, our energy and infrastructure group blog.And in the Science category, we are represented by Christina Agapakis of the Oscillator blog, focusing on synthetic biology.What a great finish for an already fantastic year for our blog network...

STAFFDecember 17, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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