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In 1964, the occasionally enigmatic but always energetic physicist, Dr. Richard Feynman gave a lecture at Cornell University to a packed hall of eager, young scholars.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - why storms topple trees, why life is carbon-based, why Twitter is like a party, why addicts roam, and more whys.
- Mary Knudson - Why Do Trees Topple in a Storm? - S.E. Gould - Shine on you crazy diamond: why humans are carbon-based lifeforms - Cassie Rodenberg - Addicts Are Professional Vagabonds - Christina Agapakis - Smell-O-Vision - Ferris Jabr - Twitter Is A 24-Hour Party.
I've always loved music. It was my first passion—long before I was traveling the world diving for lionfish or writing up science news for Scientific American , I was writing songs.
In 1993, Americans elected the first physicist to Congress: Vern Ehlers, a Republican from Michigan. Just six years later, former assistant director of Princeton's Plasma Physics Laboratory, Rush Holt, a Democrat from New Jersey, joined him.
Wow-e-wow. When Matt announced geopoetry as #51's theme, I figured he'd get a few pieces, a little bit of fun stuff and some cute and clever entries.
Several weeks ago I highlighted the cinematic skills of a young researcher at Princeton. Ethan Perlstein is an evolutionary pharmacologist - and if the term perplexes you, you're not alone.
Spores of Exserohilum rostratum, stained blue. Notice the brown pigment of the cell walls; this is melanin, the same pigment that darkens human skin.
In 2005, I became, briefly, a tool of the military-industrial complex. My service began when I received an email from Centra Technology, a defense contractor.
White pine windthrow. “Shoestring” rhizomorphs or mycelial cords of Armillaria found along with dead woody roots. Photo: Kevin T. Smith For some, an unwanted reminder of Hurricane Sandy that crashed into the East Coast as megastorm of the century is a big tree uprooted, lying across the yard -- If lucky, missing the house.
The team's tricorder device, environmental sensing module and security module. Credit: Grace Crumrine A group of college and high school students has designed a Star Trek-inspired sensing device that can beam environmental data to a smart phone.
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