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Why moths are attracted to lights

Image of the Week #110 September 26th, 2013: From: The world at night – blacklighting: how it works and some amazing photos by Felicity Muth at Not bad science.

September 26, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Box

Video of the Week #111, September 25th, 2013: From: Box–The Synthesis of Real and Digital Space (with Robots!) by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid and Stunning Live Visual Effects in Box by Brian Malow at But Seriously…...

September 25, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Bohemian Gravity!

Bohemian Gravity!

Video of the Week #110, September 18th, 2013: From: A Capella Science–Bohemian Gravity by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid. Source: Tim Blais of A Capella Science Taking the internet by storm is the smartest parody of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” ever sung, “Bohemian Gravity”, which attempts to explain String Theory in a compact 6 minutes...

September 18, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Salvaging Costa Concordia

Salvaging Costa Concordia

Image of the Week #109, September 16th, 2013: [Click to see large] From: Raising the Costa Concordia Shipwreck: How Do They Do It? by Mark Fischetti at Observations.

September 16, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
WCSJ2013 in Helsinki, a photo-tour

WCSJ2013 in Helsinki, a photo-tour

Flying directly from SciFoo in California to WCSJ2013 in Helsinki, Finland is a pretty long trip that requires a pretty big airplane. Those of you who know me well, know I am obsessed with airplanes, am an addict of FlightAlert, choose JetBlue on domestic flights in order to continuously monitor flight statistics, and my first [...]..

September 13, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Bora’s Picks (September 13th, 2013)

Bora’s Picks (September 13th, 2013)

Guppies lie about mate choice to trick rivals by Anne-Marie Hodge: When it comes to sex among guppies, competition is high for those at the top of the game.

September 13, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Updates, Events and Miscellanea

Updates, Events and Miscellanea

Last week, Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer ran a short Q&A with me about science blogs. I am also included (as #101) in the last issue of WIRED’s 101 Signals for Science: On September 23rd and 24th, I’ll be participating in The Evolving Culture of Science Engagement event at MIT, followed by the [...]..

September 12, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Summer of Love at Scientific American

Summer of Love at Scientific American

Video of the Week #109, September 11th, 2013: From: Mosquito Preference and Erotic Vomit! Best of the Blogs for August is Live by Carin Bondar at PsiVid.

September 11, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
The Incredible Beauty of a Blown Out Candle

The Incredible Beauty of a Blown Out Candle

Image of the Week #108, September 11th, 2013: From: Waxbows: The Incredible Beauty of a Blown Out Candle by Kyle Hill at But Not Simpler. Source: Grover Schrayer With video so widely available, why would anyone choose to make still image?...

September 11, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
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Scientific American Unlimited

Scientific American Unlimited