It did no such thing—but the result has become conventional wisdom nevertheless
New understandings in neurobiology are emerging from experiments on Drosophila, raising hopes the tiny insect will aid insights into human cognition and dementia
The idea that our universe is just part of a much vaster cosmos has a long history—and it’s still very much with us
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It seems we like dichotomies when discussing changes in the media. We pick two words, and then fight over them. I have no intention to revisit the stale old debate about journalists vs...
(I was an idiot and told a coworker I'd make his costume. I haven't got a sewing machine, and hand-stitching takes forever . But it will be epic. Unfortunately, sewing (among other things) means that I haven't finished research for our next Cataclysm post...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Komodo dragons, tracking chimps, Baxter the robot, Sauropterygians, National Chemistry Week, and more.
Our sister network, SciLogs.com, announced the addition of a number of excellent new bloggers. Go check them all out.Today we have both a new Image of the Week and a new Video of the Week.- John R...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Baxter stayed behind in the lobby of the M.I.T. Media Lab, diligently picking up miniature boxes of Junior Mints and teacup candles and putting them in a pumpkin-shaped plastic bucket, as most attendees of Technology Review 's Emerging Technologies (EmTech) conference here filed into the main auditorium on Wednesday morning.Don't feel bad for Baxter, though, it was simply performing the picking and placing operations it had been programmed to do...
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 .
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