A simple white butterfly caterpillar ( Pieris rapae ) nibbles blissfully on a cabbage leaf, completely unaware of the complex interspecies interactions he has just set in motion.
Welcome to Musical Monday, where I feature an original song just for the heck of it. Want to hear more? Check out my previous musical posts: Time - and brain chemistry - heal all wounds, Biochemically, All Is Fair, Taking Einstein's Advice and the first Musical Monday: Stay Near Me.
We humans like to think we have the corner on kink. We bust out our whips and chains, flouting our sexual ingenuity. But, as Dr. Carin Bondar has been telling audiences for years, our sex lives are PG-13 in comparison to those in the animal kingdom.
Recently, the always brilliant Jeremy Yoder put up a fantastic post with some unsolicited advice for getting through grad school. Then, he (on the advice of the ever-infallible Scicurious), decided to make a carnival of it: "Knowing What I Know Now".
Thank you to everyone who came out and donated for the annual Science Bloggers for Students Donors Choose drive - we raised $25,074 for student science programs across the country!
I've always loved music. It was my first passion—long before I was traveling the world diving for lionfish or writing up science news for Scientific American , I was writing songs.
Coral under siege by the seaweed Chlorodesmis fastigiata Just below the ocean's surface, a war is being waged. Coral reefs are under constant assault by seaweeds which seek to take control, stealing the coral's prime sunlit location for themselves.
It comes as no surprise to anyone who reads my blog regularly, follows my Twitter or Facebook feeds, or has talked with me in person lately that I'm pleased to see that Proposition 37 has failed to pass in California.
Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. Yet as scientists, we are taught to fundamentally question this assumption.
I know you're busy trick or treating or pegging houses with eggs, but the Science Bloggers Donors Choose drive is still going! And now, there's even more incentive to give.
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