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Arctic methane: What’s the story?

Arctic methane: What’s the story?

The Arctic. What pops into your head when you hear those words? Polar bears, icebergs, freezing temperatures? These days, you might also think about the declining sea ice, and the possibility of the Northwest Passage opening up for ships...

August 13, 2013 — Michelle Cain
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
Arctic Methane: Hello and welcome to the MAMM blog

Arctic Methane: Hello and welcome to the MAMM blog

by Professor John Pyle, Principal Investigator of the MAMM project, University of Cambridge. Methane is a key greenhouse gas; the Arctic is a key region for natural emissions of methane; high summer and autumn are key periods when emissions can peak and change rapidly...

August 12, 2013 — Michelle Cain

Secure E-mail Services Shuttered over Fears of Government PRISM Reprisals

Revelations of the U.S. National Security Agency’s PRISM program continue to have worldwide ripple effects. Nearly two months after U.S. federal prosecutors charged NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property for blowing the lid off of the clandestine surveillance program, the company that secured Snowden’s electronic communications with journalists and international [...]..

August 9, 2013 — Larry Greenemeier

Growing the Future of Meat

Yesterday somebody ate a $375,000 hamburger and we were promised a future of cruelty-free meat grown in a petri dish rather than in an animal.

August 6, 2013 — Christina Agapakis

Khalil’s Picks (2 August 2013)

This week in awesome: – Viewpoint: Plug ‘leaky pipeline’ for women in science by Suzi Gage On Tuesday 16 July, about 100 people with an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (also known as Stem) gathered in a boardroom in central London, armed with coffee and pastries...

August 2, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Photo Friday: Lights in the dark, (em)powering Nepal

Photo Friday: Lights in the dark, empowering Nepal

Last fall, photographer Dan Green was documenting community libraries in Nepal when he met Sita, a library board member and the chief entrepreneur with Empower Generation.

August 2, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
Helicopter Halos

Helicopter Halos

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

August 1, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Evolutionary Economics and Darwin’s Wedge

Evolutionary Economics And Darwin’s Wedge

Economics is in our nature. But not the narrowly self-interested kind. We evolved to survive collaboratively. Models of us that exclude our interdependence are fatally flawed.

August 1, 2013 — Jag Bhalla
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
Robot Octopus Swims with Lifelike Arms [Video]

Robot Octopus Swims with Lifelike Arms [Video]

Most octopuses get around primarily by crawling along the seafloor. And if they need to get somewhere in a hurry, they can employ their funnels to jet away like their pelagic cousins, squid...

August 1, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage
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
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