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This article arises from Future Tense, a partnership of Slate , the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. On the evening of Wednesday, Oct.
Anyone who's been to the beach on a hot day knows the feeling of scorching sand underfoot. But do beetles that cross the sunny savanna or dwell in the desert feel it, too?
Attention fellow science geeks! Submissions are now open for the 2013 CyberScreen Science film festival, which takes place as part of the famous Science Online Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina...
There has been a lot of discussion of Dario Maestripieri's disappointment at the unattractiveness of his female colleagues in the neuroscience community.
For years I've been thinking and hoping that quantum physics would become the next hacker revolution. DIYers in their basements, garages, and hackerspaces have already pioneered radio communications, PCs, household robots, and cheap 3-D printers--why not quantum entanglement, cryptography, computers, and teleportation?...
If you are not a vertebrate paleontologist, or play one on TV, what do you think vertebrate paleontologists do?If you were a kid who knew all dinosaur names, but now only remember that period occasionally when paleontology appears in the media, what would you expect you'd hear if you suddenly appeared at the annual meeting of the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology?You may have missed it, but I was there, so I will tell you...
Smell is notoriously subjective and hard to define. Odors can be perceived differently by different people depending on genetics, culture, past experience, the environment, and whether they've had a really bad sinus infection or not...
I'm on holiday at the moment, so this post is adapted from the archives. It was originally posted at my old blog over on Field of Science. There are lots of things I enjoy about studying bacteria...
Editor's note (11/7/13): Find the entry point and new posts of Bob Grumman's M@h*(pOet)?ica at http://poeticks.com/ #StorySaturday is a Guest Blog weekend experiment in which we invite people to write about science in a different, unusual format – fiction, science fiction, lablit, personal story, fable, fairy tale, poetry, or comic strip...
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