Experiments show that this quality often emerges by the age of 12 months
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A science journalist walking through lower Manhattan ponders the meaning of the Irish Hunger Memorial.
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This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.
" History of Geology " will be dedicated until the end of the world year to two topics - the evolution of paleoart and - appropriately - the supposed age and end of the earth.
This time (no, I haven't gone interview-only. One more after this one and we're back to regular posting) I'm interviewing Dr. Victor Henning. Dr Henning has a PhD in Psychology from the Bauhaus-University of Weimar, Germany, and is co-founder and CEO of Mendeley, a program which allows managing and sharing of research articles.
After that long turkey-induced sleep, here’s to some good science. This week’s picks includes an emotional piece about a dad, synthetic biology as the sci-fi extension of genetic engineering, astronomy in China and much much more (including one Thanksgiving-themed post).
After being knocked out for a week by a flu (don't procrastinate on those vaccines, like I did) and coming back to a veritable avalanche of new data and (American) Thanksgiving, things are a little busy around here.So, to keep you busy between carving up turkeys and decorating with gourds, and because I haven't been prompt about announcing them here, below are links to the five pieces I've written thus far for my column over at BBC Future, Uniquely Human, in reverse-chronological order.
A view from the Louisiana State-Alabama college football game, November 3, 2012. Credit: flickr/thepipe26 The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) college football rankings are in turmoil.
“Once the diversity of the microbial world is catalogued… it will make astronomy look like a pitiful science.” Julian Davies For Neil Armstrong, the giant step for mankind was taken on the moon.
When it gets down it, in some biologists' views anyways, it is all about sex. Well, at least for much of the plant and animal kingdoms. Every physiological adaption or morphological innovation comes about because it enabled some ancestors to survive, but becomes a trait of a species or a lineage because it gets passed on down the line of descendants.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - bird disease citizen science, dog words, Wild Sex, expertise, amoebae, Thanksgiving myths, and more.
As usual on Wednesdays, we have a new Video of the Week. Happy Thanksgiving! - Caren Cooper - Stone Soup for Thanksgiving: understanding bird disease through citizen science - David L.
Some amoebae build elaborate houses for themselves to live in. (top and side view of an Arcellinid) Some build their houses out of siliceous (glass) scales and peek out of them with thread-like pseudopods called filopodia.
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