They are highly secretive animals: stocky, goatlike creatures about the size of German shepherds
What might make life hard to recognize as life?
If I could, I’d bring politicians who doubt the reality of human-caused global change to spend a few days on the Juneau Icefield
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In the series, "Worth Pitching?" I'll describe research I've come across in the course of science journalism and whether or not I pitched it to editors as a story.
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus), 2012. © Todd Forsgren As I've pointed out before on Symbiartic, before the modern naturalist movement, nature lovers would shoot and kill the objects of their fancy to get a better look.
Source: League of Women Voters Somebody please ask Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama to talk about climate change at the next debate for crying out loud!
Artist’s masterpiece is a load of garbage by Laura Geggel: On her plane ride from New York to Kenya, Asher Jay imagined the untamed safari awaiting her—lions with snarled manes and wrinkled rhinos covered in a coat of dust.
Spiny mice at the Louisville Zoo (Credit: Ltshears, via Wikimedia Commons) Many species of starfish relish oysters, clams and other shellfish, much to the chagrin of fishermen who watch over oyster beds and farms.
The Trifid Nebula - a potential analog for the kind of place our Sun was formed in 4.5 billion years ago (NASA/ESA) In lieu of a proper post I thought I'd link to a recent video courtesy of SpaceLab at YouTube.
Image: trident In a previous post I described the benefits and enduring value of Small Science. I emphasized the fact that in the current economy and funding environment, Small Science is likely to be consistent while Big Science happens in fits and starts.
Squirrels: So bushy-tailed, so ubiquitous—so deadly.We don't normally think of squirrels as killers, but North America's eastern gray squirrels ( Sciurus carolinensis ) have actually been called one of the worst invasive species on the planet.
James Meek’s new novel, The Heart Broke In , is a rare thing – a major fiction book aimed at a mainstream audience, with science - and scientists – front and center.
"Rand" by Nathaniel Gold “Every political philosophy has to begin with a theory of human nature,” wrote Harvard evolutionary biologist Richard Lewontin in his book Biology as Ideology .
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