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Khalil’s Picks (23 August 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (23 August 2013)

This week on Picks: Bacteria that cause pain, slimy salamanders, balance of the sexes, and more! – Bacteria can cause pain on their own by Cristy Gelling Bacteria can directly trigger the nerves that sense pain, suggesting that the body’s own immune reaction is not always to blame for the extra tenderness of an infected [...]..

August 23, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Sunday Species Snapshot: Sociable Lapwing

Sunday Species Snapshot: Sociable Lapwing

Why is the sociable lapwing critically endangered? Scientists don’t know for sure, and the birds aren’t talking. Species name: Sociable lapwing or sociable plover (Vanellus gregarius) Where found: As a migratory bird, the sociable lapwing has a fairly large range...

November 10, 2013 — John R. Platt
The remarkable life appearance of the Woolly rhino

The remarkable life appearance of the Woolly rhino

One of the Pleistocene mammals depicted without fail in popular books – encyclopedias of prehistoric life and the like – is the Woolly rhinoceros Coelodonta antiquitatis (the species name is written antiquus in many sources)...

November 9, 2013 — Darren Naish
Colourful Lizards Reveal the Pros and Cons of Being a Hideous ‘Bearded Lady’

Colourful Lizards Reveal the Pros and Cons of Being a Hideous ‘Bearded Lady’

When it comes to human ‘bearded ladies’ – named for a condition known as hirsutism, which causes them to grow an excessive amount of bodily hair – you’re going to have a tough time coming up with enough pros to match the cons. But if you’re a bearded lady lizard, you just might have some aces up [...]..

November 5, 2013 — Becky Crew
Happy Octopus Day! The 8 Best Octopus Discoveries

Happy Octopus Day! The 8 Best Octopus Discoveries

October 8 might be International Octopus Day, but October 31, 2013 is Octopus! day. My book Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature In the Sea is publishing today.

October 31, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage
13 Horrifying Ways to Die (If You’re an Arthropod)

13 Horrifying Ways to Die (If You’re an Arthropod)

Scared of insects, spiders, and other leggy arthropods? It could be worse. You could be one of them. At that size you face an array of dangers unlike anything you know from your comfortably large human existence...

October 31, 2013 — Alex Wild
What Do Vampire Squid Really Eat? Hint: It’s Not Blood

What Do Vampire Squid Really Eat? Hint: It’s Not Blood

Oxygen-poor zones are not just found off the coast of South America, as we saw last time. “Oxygen minimum zones” may occur throughout the world’s ocean’s at mid-water depths where food consumption is high but supplies of oxygen are low...

October 31, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer
Putting the Illustrations Before the Text

Putting the Illustrations Before the Text

We’re wrapping up the daily sciart posts today. We hope you’ve enjoyed them! Stay tuned tomorrow for a round-up of the month’s artists and images.

September 30, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Fossil Fish Face

Fossil Fish Face

Image of the Week #111 September 30th, 2013: From: How Fossil Fish Make Front-Page News by Kalliopi Monoyios at Symbiartic. Source: Brian Choo Often the highest calling for an artist can be to describe humanity’s place in the world...

September 30, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
The Private Life of Plankton — in HD

The Private Life of Plankton — in HD

Artistic, black and white photos of plankton — as we saw last time — are fabulous. But what if one hungers for HD? The Plankton Chronicles have got you covered.

September 29, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer
Words Are Thinking Tools: Praxotype

Words Are Thinking Tools: Praxotype

Words are thinking tools (as Daniel Dennett notes). New word-tools can sometimes avoid the baggage built into prior terms and thinking patterns.

September 27, 2013 — Jag Bhalla
Are You A Mammal? Standardized Test

Are You A Mammal? Standardized Test

Hannah Bonner is an illustrator who is creating an empire of informative, entertaining kids’ books about paleontology. They remind me of The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole: real science conveyed with a wacky sense of humor...

September 27, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Khalil’s Picks (16 August 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (16 August 2013)

This week on Picks: mother’s experiences before birth affect offspring, psychology IS a science, near-death cognitive experiences, the weird case of antidepressants, inside the mind of a killer whale...

August 16, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
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