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#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Sandy, power grid, new lizard, scary pimples, and more.

- Mark Fischetti - Did Climate Change Cause Hurricane Sandy? - Melissa C. Lott - The Word of the Day – Blackout - John R. Platt - New Lizard Discovered in Australia and Threatened by Incoming Housing Development - Gary Stix - Science Lesson During Sandy: Scary Pimples - Kalliopi Monoyios - If Audubon Had Painted His Dreams… - Caleb A...

STAFFOctober 31, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Oh Extravagant Planet!

Sitting here in New York after a night of listening to the roar of hurricane Sandy I, along with everyone else here, am feeling a little bit worn. And I'm lucky, many people are still in the midst of dealing with a very real disaster in the city and the states up and down the Eastern seaboard of the US...

October 30, 2012 — Caleb A. Scharf

If Audubon Had Painted His Dreams...

Have you ever tried to draw what you see in your dreams? Sometimes even the act of describing a dream in words makes it evaporate, as though imposing the order of grammar and syntax is too much for its fragile structure to bear...

October 30, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

On Measuring Social Media Impact

In case you've been wondering about the blog silence, it's been a busy month. I turned in my over 20 page dissertation proposal, had my first PhD committee meeting, and just this weekend was off and away in North Carolina for Science Writers 2012...

October 30, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Did Climate Change Cause Hurricane Sandy?

If you’ve followed the U.S. news and weather in the past 24 hours you have no doubt run across a journalist or blogger explaining why it’s difficult to say that climate change could be causing big storms like Sandy...

October 30, 2012 — Mark Fischetti

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