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A global effort to prevent all future species extinctions would cost about $80 billion a year, or $11.42 annually from every person on the planet, according to a study published last week in Science .The study, released in conjunction with eleventh meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) currently underway in Hyderabad, India, is intended to support goals and commitments to halting extinctions and preserving nature by the year 2020 that the world's governments have agreed to under the convention.More specifically, the study finds that lowering the extinction risk for all of the species that are currently known to be threatened would cost the first $4 billion per year...
Today is Ada Lovelace Day. Last year, I shared my reflections on Ada herself. This year, I'd like to celebrate the day by pointing you to a book about another pioneering woman of science, Maria Mitchell...
Phil Handy An education advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign said last night that a Romney administration would not use federal funds to encourage states to adopt higher standards in math and science.President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top Program has offered grants to states that adopt certain reforms, including the Common Core State Standards in math and language arts...
With the exception of the cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid —and Big Mouth Billy Bass—fish do not spring to mind as the animal kingdom's most vocally gifted members.
With a single bad step as he ran untouched across a field this September, one of the best cornerbacks in the National Football League removed himself from the game for a whole season.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Felix Baumgartner, Charlotte s Web, Sesame Street, DonorsChoose, Panspermia Paradox, Skin-Shedding Mice, and more.
As usual on Mondays, today we present the new Image of the Week!- Hilda Bastian - “Is anybody sane here?” said the psychiatrist to the journalists - David Ropeik - Could you look down from 24 miles up and jump?...
I'm an advocate for science literacy and for several years now I have been begging and screaming for more science-related news in minority target media outlets.
"Don't touch those webs!"A couple of decades ago, my wife and I worked on a horse farm where everyone was explicitly instructed not to ever clean the cobwebs inside the barn.
“ to understand plants and animals there is no better way than to depict them from life “ Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605)Maybe the first depiction of bones of an extinct animal can be attributed to an unknown Greek artist living some 2.600 years ago...
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