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It's hard to believe that 2012 has come to a close. Lucky for us, the year saw some amazing science, and in this eBook, we've compiled Scientific America n's best stories of 2012 with an eye on content, authorship and news value...
In the 19th century the small island of Gilolo (today Halmahera ), located in the Moluccas archipelago, was still one of the most remote places on earth.
Why do animals like to play? Scientists have often used the word play simply to describe any behavior that does not have any apparent adaptive function.
I used to have a colleague who thought it was funny to yell “back to work!” whenever he saw me. He would regale me, a young, breastfeeding assistant professor with an infant in tow and a 750 student course, with tales of when he was an assistant professor and would work all day, come home to the kids, and then go back into the office to work after tucking them in...
The Earth is beaming with life and yet there is no consensus on how life arose or what life is. The origin of life is “one of the great unsolved mysteries of science” (Crick, F.
LAS VEGAS—The emergence of mobile devices and the apps that make them tick has opened opportunities for entrepreneurs not seen since the height of the Internet bubble nearly 15 years ago...
Every year I ask some of the attendees of the ScienceOnline conferences to tell me (and my readers) more about themselves, their careers, current projects and their views on the use of the Web in science, science education or science communication...
Fomalhaut and Fomalhaut b (inset) Hubble imagery (Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley and SETI Institute)) It's been an exciting few days for exoplanetary science...
This Monday thousands of scientists contributed to the hashtag #OverlyHonestMethods, a collection of methodological descriptions that would never appear in a scientific publication: brazen confessions, sardonic resignations, gleeful editions of may-my-advisor-never-read-this.Most of the tweets react to the specialized and strange set of writing conventions that scientists must conform to in order to publish articles in scientific journals...
Still a little groggy from my return from Africa, I came across a serendipitously came across a tweet - A Call for Proposals for the 2013 Annual Conference of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)...
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