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This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.
Okay so you're blogging about science, putting your expertise out there, hoping to reel people in so they can see how cool everything you do really is.
Several weeks ago I highlighted the cinematic skills of a young researcher at Princeton. Ethan Perlstein is an evolutionary pharmacologist - and if the term perplexes you, you're not alone.
Spores of Exserohilum rostratum, stained blue. Notice the brown pigment of the cell walls; this is melanin, the same pigment that darkens human skin.
Just how reliant are we on power? Image credit: Gordon Wrigley, Flickr, via Creative Commons. Exactly two weeks ago today, at around eight in the evening, we—along with the rest of downtown Manhattan—lost all power.
In 2005, I became, briefly, a tool of the military-industrial complex. My service began when I received an email from Centra Technology, a defense contractor.
White pine windthrow. “Shoestring” rhizomorphs or mycelial cords of Armillaria found along with dead woody roots. Photo: Kevin T. Smith For some, an unwanted reminder of Hurricane Sandy that crashed into the East Coast as megastorm of the century is a big tree uprooted, lying across the yard -- If lucky, missing the house.
The team's tricorder device, environmental sensing module and security module. Credit: Grace Crumrine A group of college and high school students has designed a Star Trek-inspired sensing device that can beam environmental data to a smart phone.
Please accept this repost today, originally posted on Jan 31, 2011. Sci will admit I spent most the time "preparing" for this post by listening to LOTS of music.
Previous posts in the Chemistry series: Hydrogen-bonds, van der Waals forces, metallic bonding, ionic bonds Everything on earth is made up of combinations of different elements - all of which can be found on the periodic table.
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