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Introducing: Meghan Rosen

This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...

STAFFNovember 14, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Brazil Plans to Clone Its Endangered Species

If scientists in Brazil have their way, the populations of eight endangered species could soon expand through a mass effort to clone them. The project is spearheaded by the Brasilia Zoological Garden in partnership with Embrapa, the Brazilian government's agricultural research agency.The scientists have already spent the past two years collecting 420 genetic samples for the species—mostly from dead specimens found in the Cerrado savanna region—and are now waiting for legal authorization to start the cloning...

November 14, 2012 — John R. Platt

How Long Will a Lie Last? New Study Finds That False Memories Linger for Years

True memories fade and false ones appear.Each time we recall something, the memory is imperfectly re-stitched by our brains. Our memories retain familiarity but, like our childhood blankets, can be recognizable yet filled with holes and worn down with time.To date, research has shown that it is fairly easy to take advantage of our fallible memory...

November 14, 2012 — Kyle Hill

Tis the season of giving

Thank you to everyone who came out and donated for the annual Science Bloggers for Students Donors Choose drive - we raised $25,074 for student science programs across the country!

November 14, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Staten Island after Sandy

Image of the Week #68, November 13th, 2012: From: Staten Island's "Bluebelt" Doesn't Fight Superstorms, but Plays Crucial Role in Managing Excess Rainfall by Kathleen Raven at Guest Blog ...

November 14, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - being wrong, US energy sufficiency, map of early universe, just war, inside a crack house, and more.

- Steven Ross Pomeroy - The Key to Science (and Life) Is Being Wrong - Melissa C. Lott - U.S. Poised For Energy Self-Sufficiency - Cassie Rodenberg - Inside a Crack House (Video) - Kelly Oakes - How a new map of the early universe is like a hedgehog - John Horgan - Is the “Just War” Concept an Oxymoron, or Can It Be Salvaged? - Bora Zivkovic - Tune in to State Of Things today at 12noon EST. - Scicurious - Crowdfunding psychopharmacology - Katherine Harmon - 3-D Imaging Improves Breast Cancer Screening - John Matson - LHC Experiment Yields No Insight into Post-Higgs Physics - David Biello - Tesla Triumphs: Electric Car Bests the Rest - The Editors - Storm Warnings: Climate Change and Extreme Weather–SA‘s Latest E-Book =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...

STAFFNovember 13, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Tesla Triumphs: Electric Car Bests the Rest

Since America's love affair with cars really got rolling after World War II, nothing but a gasoline-burning internal combustion engine would do. Until now.The gearheads at Motor Trend have named the Tesla Model S the car of the year for 2013—the first time an all-electric vehicle has ever won the honor...

November 13, 2012 — David Biello

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