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The next time you find yourself becoming mosquito chow, remember this video: This is Strelkovimermis spiculatis -- a parasitic nematode, or roundworm -- casually escaping from an unlucky, soon-to-be-expired mosquito larva.
I meant to throw these stockfish photos up during Science Online as compensation, but there wasn't exactly any downtime at that conference. At all. Shocking and entirely unexpected, I know.
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After a few days spent settling in at the field station—getting oriented with the vehicle (read: learning to drive manual shift on the opposite side of the vehicle from what I’m used to, in a Land Rover on bouncy bush roads), gathering some supplies from town, and doing overall game planning, I finally made it out into the field yesterday.I headed up to the northern part of Mpala with my field assistant, Simon (whose knowledge of this ecosystem is just astounding), to scout out places to set up my mesopredator trapping grid.
Mosses, which probably already have an inferiority complex, must feel especially inferior in Sequoia National Park. When you stand in the shadows of giants, how will you ever get noticed?If you are lucky, someone like Lena Coleman will come to your rescue.You may have recently read David Quammen's wonderful profile of The President, the second-largest tree on Earth and a resident of Sequoia National Park.
The official trailer for "The Unbelievers", a new film by Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss was released today (February 8, 2013). It begins with a question: Which is more important - to explain science or to destroy religion?
You may have already noticed it, over on the right-hand side, or on the PsiVid blog - the first in a series of monthly videos highlighting some of the most fascinating stories here at the Scientific American blog network.
Bicêtre Hospital, the place of Leborgne's illness. Credit: Wikimedia Commons, National Library of France. When he was 30 years old, Louis Victor Leborgne lost the ability to speak—or speak in any matter that made any sort of sense.
Shibani Joshi, Fox News Business Reporter, explains on Fox & Friends the “dim future” of the U.S. solar industry: Her argument is that President Obama’s solar subsidies have failed to deliver green jobs.
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