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Paris Climate Talks: The 2-Degree Limit

World leaders will soon meet in Paris, tasked with stopping the world from heating up by more than 2 degrees. Nature Video investigates the basis of this limit, and how much carbon we can burn before we reach it...

November 27, 2015 — Nature Video

Paris Climate Talks: Global Problem, Global Deal

The Paris climate talks are nearly upon us, and the world’s nations are gathering to hammer out a deal. But how do you get an agreement that everyone will sign up to? This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 23, 2015...

November 26, 2015 — Nature Video

Ultrasonic Levitation

Nature Video finds out how to levitate objects using sound waves. Scientists can float objects in mid-air, using just the power of sound. Now, using ultrasonic speakers, they can levitate things with more control than ever before, moving small objects in three dimensions even with the whole array turned upside down...

November 6, 2015 — Nature Video

Graphene Kirigami

Nature Video finds out how the Japanese art of paper-cutting can give 'supermaterial' graphene even more incredible properties. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on July 29, 2015...

July 29, 2015 — Nature Video

A Meeting of Art and Science

Art and science are usually held up as two opposing disciplines. However, arguably very similar abilities are needed to be an artist and a scientist: an ability to observe the world in detail, to perhaps notice things that other people don't, to creatively come up with ideas and to draw novel connections...

May 3, 2015 — Felicity Muth
New Issue of the Journal Cell is All About Food

New Issue of the Journal Cell is All About Food

I suspect that the Venn diagram of Food Matters readers and readers of the journal Cell doesn’t contain a lot in the overlap portion, but this week, that should probably change. Cell is one of the big three in biology science publishing (the other two being Nature and Science), and usually contains predominantly wonky, jargon-laden cutting-edge research on [...]..

March 26, 2015 — Kevin Bonham
Join the #SciArt Tweetstorm!

Join the #SciArt Tweetstorm!

Credit: Illustration by Glendon Mellow Source: Help Us Start a SciArt Tweet Storm by Glendon Mellow on Symbiartic This week, Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic has initiated a #sciart tweetstorm, and the sheer quantity of scienceart being shared is spectacular...

March 2, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Art Takes on Science: An Experiment in ScienceArt & Blogging

Art Takes on Science: An Experiment in ScienceArt & Blogging

This July, Symbiartic will celebrate its 4th birthday along with the entire Scientific American Blog Network. To date, we have featured more than 230 science artists in over 460 posts as the field continues to expand and come into its own...

February 20, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
A Farewell to Formalin-Soaked Frogs?

A Farewell to Formalin-Soaked Frogs?

Source: from Virtual Dissection Method Could Reinvigorate Zoology by Adrian Giordani on the Guest Blog Credit: Image courtesy of Alexander Ziegler Whether you dissected an earthworm, frog, cat or fetal pig in a science class during your childhood, you probably remember the stuffy smell of formalin that hovered around your classroom and tagged along with [...]..

January 28, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Aiming Too High (Or Too Low) When Communicating Science

Aiming Too High (Or Too Low) When Communicating Science

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a workshop for researchers about communicating science to the public. At one point the speaker suggested that the first step for anyone would be to learn how to translate scientific concepts so that a child would be able to understand them...

January 27, 2015 — Amanda Baker
An Intricate 3D-Printed Dress, No Assembly Required

An Intricate 3D-Printed Dress, No Assembly Required

One of the most inspired design studios working at the intersection of science, art, and technology today is Nervous System, a Massachusetts-based team led by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg...

January 25, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
7 Surprising Things Penguins of Madagascar Gets Right about Octopuses—and 4 It Gets Wrong

7 Surprising Things Penguins of Madagascar Gets Right About Octopuses—And 4 It Gets Wrong

It’s not very often that a movie comes out that features an octopus as one of the main (speaking) characters. (And they only occasionally become the star of a video game.) So if you wouldn’t mind indulging me for a brief detour into animation territory, let’s see what Hollywood gets right (and wrong) about this [...]..

December 18, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
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