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With a juicy insect dinner perched on a leaf above the water, what is a hungry little archer fish down below to do? Knock it down with a super-powered, super-precise jet of water that packs six times the power the fish could generate with its own muscles, according to new findings published online October 24 in PLoS ONE .The stunning spitting power of the amazing archer fish ( Toxotes jaculatrix ) was first described in the 18th century...
Microdaceton, a miniature trap-jaw ant (Kibale Forest, Uganda). I'd love to claim that images spring forth from my camera fully-formed & beautiful, surpassing any need for downstream correction...
An eight-year study of Komodo dragons ( Varanus komodoensis ) has revealed some interesting differences between the genders in the world's largest lizard species.
Video of the Week #66 October 24th, 2012: From: Saving Rhino Phila - A Genre-Busting Documentary on the Massacre of a Species by Carin Bondar at PsiVid .
Happy National Chemistry Week!From October 21-27, 2012 Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Chemical Professionals and enthusiasts are celebrating how wonderful Chemistry is!
Image of the Week #65, October 24th, 2012: From: The Urine Wheel by Christina Agapakis at Oscillator .
A trusted Ugandan colleague called one afternoon to share the news that he had found someone whom I might hire as a field assistant. Jack and I met with our colleague and the prospective hire, Nick, an hour later in town...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Connectome, free market, feathered dinosaurs, runaway plankton, running a lab, and more.
- Jag Bhalla - What Competition in Nature Should Teach Us About Markets: Should We Be As Dumb As Trees? - Ferris Jabr - Sequencing The Connectome: Will DNA Barcodes And A Sneaky Virus Change The Way Scientists Map The Brain? - Cassie Rodenberg - Judgment Battles: Crack vs...
Sequencing the Connectome: Will DNA Bar Codes and a Sneaky Virus Change the Way Scientists Map the Brain?
Scientists have mapped, charted, modeled and visualized the human brain in many different ways. They have marked the boundaries of the organ's four major lobes: the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes...
One of this year's Nobel laureates in physics, Serge Haroche, has a few words of wisdom for fostering a good research environment. Our experiments could only have succeeded with the reliable financial support provided by the institutions that govern our laboratory, supplemented by international agencies inside and outside Europe...
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