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Rare Monkey Population up 50 Percent in China and Tibet

Rare Monkey Population up 50 Percent in China and Tibet

Two decades ago just 50 black snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) lived in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. This January a survey revealed that number had risen to an amazing 700 animals...

August 15, 2013 — John R. Platt
Summer Vacation! – Best of the Blogs #7

Summer Vacation! – Best of the Blogs #7

Video of the Week #105, August 14th, 2013: From: #SciAmBlogs Thursday – glass sponges, dog sounds, sharks friends, med school interviews, and more.

August 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
How wi-fi would look like

How wi-fi would look like

Image of the Week #104, August 13th, 2013: From: Physics Week in Review: August 10, 2013 by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics. Source: Nickolay Lamm Cocktail Party Physics is never a blog to shy away from stunning imagery...

August 13, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

How to spot a shooting star this weekend

Wherever you are this weekend, if you get the chance, don’t forget to look up. The Perseid meteor shower was first seen two thousand years ago, and is visible every year from mid July to the end of August...

August 10, 2013 — Kelly Oakes
Helicopter Halos

Helicopter Halos

Video of the Week #103, August 1st, 2013: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com From: The Beautiful Science of Helicopter Halos by Kyle Hill at Overthinking It.

August 1, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Twelve Months of Curiosity on Mars in Two Minutes

Twelve Months of Curiosity on Mars in Two Minutes

Mars Curiosity Rover has captured our attention from the time it launched in November 2011 to the time it landed on August 5, 2012 in a very dramatic landing to now.

August 1, 2013 — Joanne Manaster
The Flea

The Flea

Image of the Week #102, July 31st, 2013: From: How the Fleas’ Next of Kin Ended up Living on a Liverwort in Alaska by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba.

July 31, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
A little perspective on our place in the universe

A little perspective on our place in the universe

Here are some things that will give whatever might be on your mind at the moment a little perspective. You’ve probably seen these images plastered all over the Internet already.

July 27, 2013 — Kelly Oakes
Europa Gives Up Some Of Its Secrets

Europa Gives Up Some Of Its Secrets

Jupiter’s enigmatic moon Europa has long been thought to contain a huge ocean beneath its icy crust, but what is in that ocean and does it ever come to the surface?

March 6, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
The Ocarina of Time Travel, Extra Dimensions and Branching Universes

The Ocarina of Time Travel, Extra Dimensions and Branching Universes

One of the most critically acclaimed videogames of all time had a core mechanic that bends everyday physics. Borrowed and adapted to countless tales of science fiction, the time travel in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was fairly novel for a videogame...

March 3, 2013 — Kyle Hill
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World