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Civilization s Thin Veneer: The Evacuation of Bellevue

The nation’s oldest public hospital—and the premier emergency institution in New York City—is the go-to place in the aftermath of a plane or train wreck, an all-out gunfight or a commercial airliner slicing through a skyscraper...

STAFFNovember 1, 2012 — Gary Stix

Best of October at A Blog Around The Clock

I posted 9 times in October, and it seems I am really back in the groove, with a nice rhythm of weekly decent blogging. That is, on A Blog Around The Clock only (not counting the posts on The Network Central, The SA Incubator, Video of the Week, Image of the Week, or editing Guest Blog and Expeditions)...

November 1, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - #Sandy, NYC rats, werewolves, diatoms, 3-D printing math puzzles, fall colors, and more.

Only Wednesday. And we have the new Image of the Week!- Charles H. Greene - Frankenstorm Sandy: Stitched Together From Elements Both Natural and Unnatural - Bora Zivkovic - Did NYC rats survive hurricane Sandy? - DNLee - Will Giant Mutant Rats overrun NYC in Sandy’s wake - Cassie Rodenberg - Haunted by Emily: When Addicts Disappear - Christie Wilcox - Falling in love with the world’s most endangered primates and Don’t forget to donate!! - Jennifer Ouellette - Bad Moon Rising: The Science of Werewolves - Psi Wavefunction - Three views of a diatom - Robynne Boyd - Appalachia’s Fall Colors Safe for Now - Hadas Shema - Interview with Richard Price, CEO - Alex Wild - 13 Horrifying Ways To Die (Arthropod Edition) - Dana Hunter - An Excellent Point About Uniformitarianism - Kate Clancy - Being Overwhelmed is Way Scarier Than a Paranormal Activity Movie - Scicurious - HAPPY HALLOWEEN: Sci presents…LYCANTHROPY - Fred Guterl - The Future According to Sandy - Larry Greenemeier - Post-Sandy New York Aims to Rethink Infrastructure Not Just Rebuild It - Evelyn Lamb - Mathematicians at Play: 3-D Printing Enters the Fourth Dimension =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...

STAFFOctober 31, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic


Image of the Week #66, October 31th, 2012: From: Some sights about the microbial world by Psi Wavefunction at The Ocelloid .

October 31, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Don't forget to donate!!

I know you're busy trick or treating or pegging houses with eggs, but the Science Bloggers Donors Choose drive is still going! And now, there's even more incentive to give.

October 31, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Frankenstorm Sandy: Stitched Together from Elements Both Natural and Unnatural

Bill McKibben, co-founder of, made a comment the other day that really captured the essence of the monster hybrid storm, Hurricane Sandy: "This thing is stitched together from elements (both) natural and unnatural." Most elements of this storm have indeed been observed in the past without any need for invoking global climate change as a causative agent...

October 31, 2012 — Charles H. Greene

Post-Sandy New York Aims to Rethink Infrastructure, Not Just Rebuild It

As New York, New Jersey and the rest of the northeastern U.S. come to grips with Hurricane Sandy's impact, some leaders there are realizing that two debilitating hurricanes in as many years there are a sign that infrastructure there needs rethought, not just rebuilt.Postmortem assessments of Sandy's impact should include a "fundamental rethinking of our built environment," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday during a press conference...

October 31, 2012 — Larry Greenemeier

Will Giant Mutant Rats overrun NYC in Sandy s wake

In all of the excitement and concern in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, many people’s attentions have turned to rats?So What Happened to All of the Subway Rats?The Ratpocalypse Has Been CanceledDid NYC rats survive hurricane Sandy?And one that hits a little closer to home:It spurred some comments, mostly tongue-in-cheek and humorous – after all this is what Luvvie’s stock and trade.But I see many opportunities for this to be a learning moment...

October 31, 2012 — DNLee

13 Horrifying Ways To Die (Arthropod Edition)

Scared of insects, spiders, or other leggy arthropods? It could be worse. You could be one of them. At that size you face an array of dangers unlike anything you know from your comfortably large human existence.Here are just a few of the many perils to worry about as an arthropod...

October 31, 2012 — Alex Wild

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