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Diving rats

Video of the Week #67 November 1st, 2012: From: Did NYC rats survive hurricane Sandy? by Bora Zivkovic at A Blog Around The Clock . Source: In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, much speculation was aired about the effect of the storm on New York City rats, especially those living in the subway and the sewers.

November 1, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Koshik the elephant can speak Korean

Ashley Stoeger and Daniel Mietchen recording Koshik's vocalisations at the Everland Zoo in South Korea. Credit: Current Biology, Stoeger et al. Upstaged spectacularly by a young Beluga whale that can sort of speak human, an Asian elephant named Koshik can also imitate human speech, but in Korean, using his trunk.Captive-born in 1990 and transferred to South Korea's Everland Zoo three years later, Koshik lived with two female Asian elephants for a couple of years before being kept completely alone for the following seven years.

November 1, 2012 — Becky Crew

Talking Up Science With The Naked Scientists

Posted on behalf of Alan Boyd. This post is adapted from Alan's writing at the Medical Research Council's Insight . -- In the world of science podcasting, few shows can boast the longevity, volume and quality of content of the University of Cambridge’s Naked Scientists .

STAFF November 1, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Civilization s Thin Veneer: The Evacuation of Bellevue

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.

STAFF November 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.

STAFF October 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

Three views of a diatom

Starting with something perhaps more familiar, like a diatom, here I wanted to show an example of what different optical sections can reveal about an object in the microscope.

October 31, 2012 — Psi Wavefunction

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