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How The Elements Got Their Names

How The Elements Got Their Names

I've been a fan of Joe Hanson`s YouTube channel for a long time. It's Okay to Be Smart covers science topics in fun, interesting, and quirky ways - and the latest video is no exception.

March 11, 2014 — Carin Bondar
Eat Small: Why our Big Fish Problem is leading to big fish problems

Eat Small: Why our Big Fish Problem is leading to big fish problems

The following is an excerpt from Patrick Mustain’s post on the Food Matters blog: We like big fish. And thats a problem, according to Andy Sharpless, CEO of the ocean conservation organization Oceana, and co-author (along with Suzannah Evans) of the book The Perfect Protein...

February 13, 2014 — Carin Bondar
Up Close and Personal With a Humpback Whale

Up Close and Personal With a Humpback Whale

Wow. I’m not sure what impressed me more – the humpback vocalizations or the fact that this ‘Crazy Cameraman’ must have nerves of steel.

February 10, 2014 — Carin Bondar
The Top 5 #SciamBlogs Posts for 2013

The Top 5 #SciamBlogs Posts for 2013

In this month’s instalment of ‘Best of the Blogs’, I have a look at the top 5 posts from our network bloggers. I’m so proud to be a part of such a diverse and talented group of people, here’s to continued success and awesome blogging for 2014!...

February 2, 2014 — Carin Bondar
The Science Parodies Continue: What is the Value of Pi?

The Science Parodies Continue: What is the Value of Pi?

A fun little ditty set to the tune of the famous ‘What does the fox say?’…I only wish my high school math teacher was this cool… See the original post in Jennifer Ouellette’s ‘Physics Week in Review‘ over at Cocktail Party Physics...

January 23, 2014 — Carin Bondar
Finally! A Science-Themed Miley Cyrus Parody…

Finally! A Science-Themed Miley Cyrus Parody…

Those of you familiar with my blog here at SciAm will know that I’m a little obsessed with science-themed music videos. When I saw the ‘Wrecking Ball’ masterpiece of Ms...

January 13, 2014 — Carin Bondar
An Unlikely GoPro Bandit: Caught in the Act!

An Unlikely GoPro Bandit: Caught in the Act!

Check out this excellent video shot at a dive resort in Fiji. Ryan Diederick left a GoPro camera out to capture some footage of terrestrial crabs, and one of them actually managed to drag the camera into it’s burrow...

January 6, 2014 — Carin Bondar
A Paper Puppet Animation on Evolution’s Forgotten Hero

A Paper Puppet Animation on Evolution’s Forgotten Hero

When people think about evolution, the most obvious name that comes to mind is Charles Darwin. Alfred Russell Wallace is rarely given the credit he deserves for his work on the subject, which is unfortunate...

December 31, 2013 — Carin Bondar
A Paper Puppet Animation on Evolution’s Forgotten Hero

A Paper Puppet Animation on Evolution’s Forgotten Hero

When people think about evolution, the most obvious name that comes to mind is Charles Darwin. Alfred Russell Wallace is rarely given the credit he deserves for his work on the subject, which is unfortunate...

December 31, 2013 — Carin Bondar
Candid Camera (Trap): The Worlds Rarest Big Cat

Candid Camera (Trap): The Worlds Rarest Big Cat

“The Amur or Far Eastern leopard, Panthera pardus orientalis, is the worlds most endangered big cat, and the only one known to be adapted to the cold, snowy environment in which it lives...

December 18, 2013 — Carin Bondar
The Art and Science of Snow

The Art and Science of Snow

This excellent video from USC Dornsife is a fun collaboration between the arts and the sciences. I bet you’ll learn a thing or two that you didn’t know about snowflakes – I certainly did!...

December 13, 2013 — Carin Bondar
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