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A true-color image captured by Cassini in February 2011 shows the head of the storm overtaking the fainter, turbulent tail. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI Just as regions of our planet have monsoon season, or tornado season, so too does Saturn have its own stormy season.Once every Saturn year or so—which corresponds to roughly 30 Earth years—a giant, churning storm works its way through the clouds of Saturn's northern hemisphere, sometimes encircling the entire planet like a belt.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Preadaptation, Egghead Video Contest, Coughs and Antibiotics, Electric Grid, and more.
As often on Wednesdays, we have a brand new Video of the Week. - Cadell Last - Universality of Preadaptation for the Human Condition - Ashutosh Jogalekar - The GPCR Network: A model for open scientific collaboration - Bonnie Swoger - When journal articles are hard to find - Darren Naish - The other turkey - Robert Fares - Towards a Distributed, Intelligent Electric Grid - Bora Zivkovic - ScienceOnline2012 – interview with Sean Ekins - Scicurious - Is that a banana in your pocket or are you increasing your performance? - DNLee - Wordless Wednesday: I’m an Outdoor Afro - Eric R.
A Poem I love the outdoors in the Wintertime in the Spring especially the Summer and the gorgeous Fall. My Afro – so big and round – like wide world I love so natural a gift from Mother Nature/Mother Earth I enjoy her beauty at play and work.
The complexity of GPCRs is illustrated by this mechanical view of their workings (Image: Scripps Research Institute) G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) are the messengers of the human body, key proteins whose ubiquitous importance was validated by the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
This post is a re-worked and updated version of a post that appeared on my blog, the Undergraduate Science Librarian, in October 2011. One of the most fun sciencey things I've seen lately is the #overlyhonestmethods meme on twitter.
This is a guest post by Robert Fares, a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin researching the benefits of grid energy storage as part of Pecan Street Inc.’s ongoing smart grid demonstration project.
Cups, balls, paperclips, rubber bands, string, pens, a writing surface and your own body: these are the simple, commonly found 'ingredients' that we asked you to use as part of Scientific American's Iron Egghead video contest.
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/drbimages No one wants a hacking cough for days or weeks on end. But research shows that it generally takes about 18 days to get over a standard cough-based illness.
Sci is over at Neurotic Physiology today, asking about bananas. Athletes often get told to eat them, they are wonder fruit. So much potassium! So many carbs!
Every year I ask some of the attendees of the ScienceOnline conferences to tell me (and my readers) more about themselves, their careers, current projects and their views on the use of the Web in science, science education or science communication.
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