When you read the word "nature," what do you think of?Maybe you imagine a dark wood with sunlight reaching a mottled floor of foliage, thrushes singing and chipmunks hopping.
In honor of Chemistry Day here on the Scientific American blog network, I've dug out partially rewritten a post on ecological chemistry from the Culturing Science archives.
Cod fishery in Newfoundland. Image by Derek Keats on flickr under Creative Commons. Perhaps our species’s greatest misconception about the sea was that it is inexhaustible.
Just like astrophysicists seek underlying patterns in space/time, ecologists seek similar patterns in life on earth. And there's one they thought they had pegged: the pyramid of numbers.
Cross-posted from Nature Medicine ' s Spoonful of Medicine blog
Results from two trials released today provide the first evidence that taking antiretroviral drugs can prevent HIV infection among heterosexual men and women.
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Image by Hannah Waters (Creative Commons reuse with attribution) Hardly four years ago, I started my first job in science.
Hi there! I'm Hannah and I am excited and honored to write, share and learn here on the Scientific American blog network. I couldn't be more pleased with the brilliance and diversity of my fellow bloggers and am humbled to be among them.
Watching videos of fish feeding frenzies is a very emotional experience for me. You know the videos I'm talking about (personal favorites here, 0:55 in, and here).