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Cassini Spacecraft Reveals Unprecedented Saturn Storm

Cassini Spacecraft Reveals Unprecedented Saturn Storm

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.

January 17, 2013 — John Matson
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Preadaptation, Egghead Video Contest, Coughs and Antibiotics, Electric Grid, and more.

#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.

STAFFJanuary 16, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Wordless Wednesday: I’m an Outdoor Afro

Wordless Wednesday: I’m an Outdoor Afro

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.

January 16, 2013 — DNLee
The GPCR Network: A model for open scientific collaboration

The GPCR Network: A model for open scientific collaboration

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.

January 16, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
When journal articles are hard to find

When journal articles are hard to find

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.

January 16, 2013 — Bonnie Swoger
Guest Post: Towards a Distributed, Intelligent Electric Grid

Guest Post: Towards a Distributed, Intelligent Electric Grid

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.

January 16, 2013 — David Wogan
Humor and Clever Editing Win Iron Egghead Video Contest

Humor and Clever Editing Win Iron Egghead Video Contest

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.

STAFFJanuary 16, 2013 — Eric R. Olson
ScienceOnline2012 interview with Sean Ekins

ScienceOnline2012 interview with Sean Ekins

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.

January 16, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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