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People often ask me, "How can you write about endangered species all the time? Isn't it depressing?" Sure, it can be, but not as depressing as the sheer number of stories that I don't get to write about.
Etheostoma stigmaeum. A new examination of the species has revealed the existence of five new darter species. Copyright: Joseph R. Tomelleri, used with permission Getting a second term is pretty good, but getting your own fish is arguably pretty good too because Obamafish.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - flame retardants, bug-eyed snake, Martian skylight, depression, wheat genome, and more.
- Kalliopi Monoyios - Worse Than Bedbugs, It’s the Couch Itself - Kalliopi Monoyios - The Environmental Fallout of Greener Buildings - Kalliopi Monoyios - Infographic: Fire Safety Buzzkill - Becky Crew - Imantodes chocoensis: New species of skinny, bug-eyed snake discovered in Ecuador - Caleb A.
Newer homes are remarkably energy tight thanks to superior insulating materials that are in wide circulation today. The energy savings can be substantial – homeowners can use up to 60% less energy in the most efficient green homes.
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/fotohunter Common wheat ( Triticum aestivum ) might seem as boring as the sliced bread it is baked into. But genetically, it is vexingly complex.Its genome is about six times as big as our own, and its genes are distributed among six sets of chromosomes (we humans have just two).
Related: Worse Than Bedbugs, It's the Couch Itself - on the Guest Blog by Kalliopi MonoyiosThe Environmental Fallout of Greener Buildings - on the Guest Blog by Kalliopi MonoyiosLearn more at: Green Science Policy Institute: www.greensciencepolicy.orgCenter for Environmental Research & Children's Health: cerch.orgSilent Spring Institute: silentspring.orgRecent peer-review articles on the subject:Stapleton, H.
Tat: "Does the earth seem to you unmoving, father?" Hermes: "No, my son. It is the only thing full of movement, and at the same time stationary. Would it not be absurd for the nourisher of all things, the producer of and begetter of all, to be motionless?..." " Corpus Hermeticum " 100-300 A.D.According to Aristotelian philosophy earth was eternal, a world without history and with no end.
Last week, millions of Americans ceremoniously started the Holiday Gorge by putting off their diet and exercise resolutions as they helped themselves to another (and another?) slice of pie.
What would the landscapes of Mars look like under a different light?Getting an accurate visual sense of the rocks and minerals on the martian surface is important for a number of reasons.
Imantodes chocoensis, a new species of blunt-headed vine snake. Credit: Omar Torres-Carvajal et al. A new, weirdly proportioned species of snake called Imantodes chocoensis has been discovered in the tropical region of Chocó, which lies on the Pacific coast of northern Ecuador, Colombia and Panama.It belongs to the Imantodes genera of snakes, of which there are only six other known species.
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