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Bora's Picks (November 30th, 2012)

Quite an embarrassment of riches this week! Shifting sexes and sequential hermaphrodites: How sex is determined by Kate Shaw: It is easy to regard sex as clear-cut, black and white...

STAFFNovember 30, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

The Economy of Surgery

When I was twelve, my sister and I accompanied my grandparents to their annual yoga retreat in the hilly ranges of southern India. We had never been before, but the summer heat was particularly blistering that year, so we persuaded our grandparents to take us along...

November 30, 2012 — Samyukta Mullangi

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Hyena Moms, Presidential fish, Proboscis monkey, Plan B, Cooking for Geeks, and more.

Introducing the new Video of the Week!- Kate Shaw - How aggressive hyena moms give their kids a boost - Becky Crew - All the Presidents’ fish: Five new species named after Obama, Clinton, Roosevelt, Carter and Gore - Darren Naish - The amazing swimming Proboscis monkey (part I) - Judy Stone - Plan B: My politically incorrect take on the news - Bonnie Swoger - Making implicit knowledge and skills more explicit in science education - David Wogan - Want to make your city more resilient to flooding?...

STAFFNovember 29, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Book review: Cooking for Geeks.

Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Foodby Jeff PotterO'Reilly Media, 2010We have entered the time of year during which finding The Perfect Gift for family members and friends can become something of an obsession...

November 29, 2012 — Janet D. Stemwedel

Mystery Micrograph #02

The previous Mystery Micrograph was of the surface of Blepharisma , a characteristically pink ciliate. You can see rows of the pigment granules responsible for the unusual colour.

November 29, 2012 — Psi Wavefunction

The Vortex

This is simply too good to pass up, although it's been doing the rounds online. As the seasons change on Saturn the north polar region is now getting its share of faint solar illumination...

November 29, 2012 — Caleb A. Scharf

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