We all know exactly what fear feels like. Without our consent, our hearts begin to beat a little faster. The hairs on the back of our neck prickle. Our palms sweat through clenched fingers.
Nominations are over, and two of my posts are in the running, included among an impressive list of science blogs. Go peruse the nominees, get a feel for your favorites, then GO VOTE.
Rafflesia cantleyi , perhaps better known as the corpse flower for its pungent scent, steals everything from its host. Though each blossom can be in excess of three feet across, the massive buds cannot support themselves, and have no leaves, stalks or true roots.
Every year, the amazing crew over at 3 Quarks Daily offers a prize for great science writing online judged by an esteemed scientific mind. This year, the judge is Sean Carroll - previous 3QD winner, incredible science blogger, practicing scientist, and the author of great science books like From Eternity to Here .
Our sense of smell is often overlooked. After all, our 20 million smell receptors pale in comparison to the 220 million found in the noses of man's best friends.
I'm a big fan of scientists talking to the community about their research, so of course, I'm an even bigger fan of scientists I work with reaching out.
If you follow this blog closely, you know I have a strong opinion on the use of new media platforms for science communication. Well, in the most recent Biological Bulletin, I delve into exactly why I feel scientists need to take charge and embrace these tools.
Growing up, I was one of those lucky kids who wasn't allergic to anything. I felt like I was invincible - while my friends were pestered by pollen or peanuts, I was able to eat and play with reckless abandon.
Here at Science Sushi, I often talk about the great work being done by other scientists, but I rarely turn the focus around and talk about my life as a scientist.
Can you imagine oceans without sharks? We may soon have to, as new research suggests may already be 90% of the way there. Studying shark populations can be tricky.
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