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uBiome: Ethical Lapse or Not?

By Dr Sam Illingworth, University of Manchester Today marks the end of the August flying campaign for MAMM, a whilst there will be a transit back to the UK tomorrow (as well as hopefully some methane measurements over the off shore oil rigs in the North Sea), today’s flights are the last to be making [...]..

August 25, 2013 — Michelle Cain
Arctic Methane: Flight Saturday 17th PM

Arctic Methane: Flight Saturday 17th PM

In this afternoon’s flight, we started off flying similar E-W transects to the latter part of this morning’s flight, to see what had changed in the intervening few hours.

August 24, 2013 — Michelle Cain
Arctic Methane: Flight Friday 16th PM

Arctic Methane: Flight Friday 16th PM

We followed exactly the same flight path as this morning’s flight. Credit to the amazing  (auto) pilots! Like the earlier flight, we also saw gradual changes in the methane concentration as we traversed east to went and north to south...

August 22, 2013 — Michelle Cain
Earth Waves To Saturn: The Pictures

Earth Waves To Saturn: The Pictures

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words, or in this case 1,400 pictures are worth a few words. Here is the collage of images uploaded by people across the planet for NASA’s Cassini ‘Wave at Saturn’ event on July 19th 2013, while Cassini snapped Earth in turn, as a teeny, tiny dot of [...]..

August 22, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
Discovery of Olinguito

Discovery of Olinguito

Video of the Week #106, August 21st, 2013: From: Olinguito: New Kid on the Block by Brian Malow at But Seriously…. Source: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences The olinguito has been a science media darling this past week...

August 21, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Arctic Methane: Flight Friday 16th AM

Arctic Methane: Flight Friday 16th AM

By Dr Sam Illingworth, University of Manchester. The first full day of MAMM flying kicked off at 9 am local time, as the FAAM Atmospheric Research Aircraft (ARA) took to the skies to begin the morning’s measurements of wetland emissions...

August 21, 2013 — Michelle Cain
The Straight Dope: A Q&A with the Prof behind the Good Science in Breaking Bad

The Straight Dope: A Q&A with the Prof Behind the Good Science in Breaking Bad

Since 1983, Donna J. Nelson has taught some 10,000 students as a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Oklahoma. Her research extends to characterizing carbon nanotubes and examining carbon–carbon double bonds every which way and even promoting chemistry education as a means to increase the number of chemists and chemical engineers in the [...]..

August 21, 2013 — Gary Stix

The Secret (Musical) Life of Elephants

Image of the Week #105, August 21st, 2013: From: The Real Neuroscience of Creativity by Scott Barry Kaufman at Beautiful Minds. Source: Advertising Agency: Shalmor Avnon Amichay/Y&R Interactive, Tel Aviv, Israel, modified by io9...

August 21, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Empathetic Mapping: Redrawing Chicago to Examine School Choice

Empathetic Mapping: Redrawing Chicago to Examine School Choice

This year, Mason High School was one of 50 programs in the Chicago Public School system closed permanently. This recent wave of closings is unprecedented in the city’s history, with over 1,700 faculty laid off and many more students displaced...

August 20, 2013 — Karna Gowda
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