More accurately known as perinatal anxiety, and like most people, I had no idea it existed until it struck me
He was the first to survey the Colorado River, 150 years ago—and his ideas about water resources in that arid region were prescient
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Type 2 diabetes has long been thought of as a chronic, irreversible disease. Some 25 million Americans are afflicted with the illness, which is associated with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, as well as high blood pressure...
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’...
The whole point of an explanation is to reduce something you don't know to something you do. By that standard, you don't gain much by explaining anything in terms of black holes.
Image of the Week #73, December 18th, 2012: From: Inspiring New Realities - James Gurney Interview by Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic ...
Here come the microbes! (Credit: China Foto Press/Barcroft Medi) Cover your mouth when you cough!We've all learned the hard way that microbial organisms, from bacteria to viruses, can be transported by air...
Planetary scientists have come together to prioritize the most compelling, cutting-edge questions across our entire field. Some of these questions are best addressed by ambitious, sophisticated, large-scale missions...
#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?...
The slope of an unnamed mountain near the moon’s north pole will be the final destination for NASA’s twin GRAIL spacecraft, which are scheduled to crash into the lunar surface at high speed today...
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...
[ Note: Please welcome guest blogger/author Allyson Beatrice with her annual list of cool science books for kids.... just in time for some last-minute shopping!
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