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I Want A Carl Buell Coffee Table Book

jeudi 19 décembre 2013 — Evolution,More Science
A while back an illustrator I consider a friend and mentor sent me an amazing birthday gift: Mammoth (C) Carl Buell, hanging in my studio space. [More] -- Read more on

Could an Octopus Really Be Terrorizing Oklahoma's Lakes?

jeudi 19 décembre 2013 — Evolution,More Science
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration TULSA, Okla.–As the rate of unexplained drowning deaths has reportedly crept up in Oklahoma’s... -- Read more on

Candid Camera (Trap): The World s Rarest Big Cat

“The Amur or Far Eastern leopard, Panthera pardus orientalis, is the world’s most endangered big cat, and the only one known to be adapted to the cold, snowy environment in which it... -- Read more on

Parasites that Cause Chagas Disease in Humans May Also Be Killing Tiny Australian Marsupials

mercredi 18 décembre 2013 — Energy & Sustainability,More Science,Evolution
Why are the woylies all dying? Since 2001 the populations of these tiny Australian marsupials have mysteriously crashed by as much as 90 percent. The species, which had already been driven to... -- Read more on

Climate Change Threatens Retirement Savings

LONDON – The Asset Owners Disclosure Project asked 1,000 of the world's largest asset owners what they were doing to guard against the possibility that their investments in fossil fuels... -- Read more on

What Is Iceland without Ice?

SOLHEIMAJOKULL, Iceland – A fierce wind shrieks down the glacier slope, flinging ice and grit like a weather-witch from an old Icelandic saga. [More] -- Read more on

Ma sélection de livres sur la science (numéro 5)

Tout comme vous pouvez déguster, chaque fin de semaine, dans Passeur de sciences, une sélection de liens, il y a régulièrement (mais plutôt tous les six mois) une sélection des livres que j’ai reçus. Voici la cinquième, juste avant les fêtes … Continuer la lecture (...)

Building a Better Lobster Trap

Lifting a lobster casita is easier than it looks. The device is little more than an underwater cement table on stumpy legs that most people in the Caribbean use in place of lobster traps. To... -- Read more on

From My Archives: Quark Inventor Murray Gell-Mann Doubts Science Will Discover "Something Else"

mardi 17 décembre 2013 — Evolution,Mind & Brain,More Science
To commemorate the 50 th anniversary of Murray Gell-Mann’s first paper on quarks, Gell-Mann biographer George Johnson has written several terrific posts about one of the truly great... -- Read more on

Good News for One of the World's Rarest Monkeys

You know that a species is in rough shape when a population increase of just 20 animals is cause for celebration. But that’s the case in northern Vietnam this month, where one of the few... -- Read more on

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