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Physics Week in Review: February 21, 2015

Winter is in full force in the Northeast, so naturally science has some insights to share for those caught in the snowdrifts. For example: Don’t Jump Out of a Window Into Snow: But If You Do… it’s best to understand the physics of a snow jump...

February 21, 2015 — Jennifer Ouellette

Art Takes on Science: An Experiment in ScienceArt & Blogging

This July, Symbiartic will celebrate its 4th birthday along with the entire Scientific American Blog Network. To date, we have featured more than 230 science artists in over 460 posts as the field continues to expand and come into its own...

February 20, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Airborne Scouts, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: February 20, 1915 The usefulness of scouting from the air had been demonstrated in the early days of the Great War.

STAFFFebruary 20, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

Look Out Lemurs: Climate Change Is Taking Your Land

As if rampant deforestation and poaching weren't bad enough, climate change will have a devastating effect on the majority of Madagascar's lemur species, most of them already imperiled, according to a paper published this week in Ecology and Evolution...

February 19, 2015 — John R. Platt

How to Study a Complex Microbial World- Part 1: DNA sequencing

Over the next few months, I plan on writing a lot about research on microbial communities. This is somewhat self-serving, as my own research is moving in that direction, but I also happen to think it’s fascinating, and highly relevant to the most current research involving food...

February 19, 2015 — Kevin Bonham

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