A smelly meeting. | Photo by Tom Freidel. CC. Click on image for license and information. No, really. What would you do? What scents would you miss the most?
Earlier this week, Bora Zivkovic revealed the cover design for the annual anthology of the best science writing on the Web. A hearty congratulations to all who made this edition.Design by Jason Heuer (click to see larger)
Botticelli's Primavera. | Public domain. Click on image for license and information. On March 20th, 2012 at 1:14 AM EST the vernal equinox occurred.
Editor s Selections: Grave Goods, Mother-Fetus Burials, Taste, Ornaments, Hallucinations, And Fig Cakes
Featured in my ResearchBlogging.org column this week: At Bones Don’t Lie , Katy Meyers discusses what we can learn from grave goods. Kristina Killgrove examines biological and cultural processes of childbirth via the lens of mother-fetus burials at Powered By Osteons.
Au. Note: This post is about live poultry markets, and includes descriptions and images that may be upsetting for some readers. Readers are advised to proceed at their own discretion.
Can you measure someone's nature by the temperature of their hands? | Photo from iStock. It's a curious saying: "Cold hands, warm heart." It proposes that people whose hands are usually cold actually have kind and loving personalities.
The Bronx Zoo Monkey House. | Photo by Geoff Stearns, Creative Commons. Click on image for info and license. Change is afoot and people aren't sure what to make of it.
Featured in my ResearchBlogging.org column this week: First, a fantastic discussion that encompasses our relationship to the environment and the importance of local knowledge: visit Safari Ecology to learn about the importance of the plant Commelina to the Maasai.
Fairy? Rockstar? Why not both? How do you present yourself online? | Chickpea by Kristina Killgrove, 2011. Used with permission. "Go ahead," he said.
That's right! After a bit of a delay, the #NYCSciTweetUp is back! Save the date for March 29th, at the Peculier Pub in NYC. Updated details will be posted on the Facebook page (as they always are).
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