A year and a half ago, the decision to pack up shop at ScienceBlogs and begin blogging at Scientific American was an easy one. The inimitable Bora Zivkovic had assembled a blogging dream team, a group of people I respected and admired and couldn't wait to call networkmates.
"I’ve delivered lots of babies, and I know about these things" — apparently, Phil, you don't. Photo by CQ Roll Call. It seems like every time a male republican tries to talk about women, he somehow says something stupid and misogynistic.
Though childish songs make crude jokes, there's nothing funny about diarrhea. Aside from the painful, twisting feeling in your guts, there's just something psychologically upsetting about losing control of your bowels.
Take a moment to look at yourself in the mirror. I want you to really examine your features—the curves, lines and shapes that make up your face. How broad is your chin?
"Oh, beauty is a beguiling call to death, and I'm addicted to the sweet pitch of its siren." - Johnny Quid, RocknRolla Female of the Emerald cockroach wasp Ampulex compressa manipulating an American cockroach, Periplaneta americana , which has been made docile by wasp venom and that will serve as food for the wasp larva.
There's a lot to be said for smarts—at least we humans, with some of the biggest brains in relation to our bodies in the animal kingdom, certainly seem to think so.
Tonight, we usher in a brand new year and say farewell to 2012. The first full year here at Scientific American Blogs. The year of the Higgs Boson. The year Curiosity landed on Mars.
Stumpy (devil scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis diabolus ) and Ginny (Hawaiian green lionfish, Dendrochirus barberi ) wishing you the best this holiday season!
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to do a great parody video, but if you have some to include, it's even more brilliant:
Biochemist and venom expert Angel Yanagihara Nothing can turn a fun day at the beach into a nightmare faster than a jellyfish sting, as Angel Yanagihara, researcher at the University of Hawaii, learned firsthand when she was swimming off Kaimana beach in 1997.
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