The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: “A website dedicated to the .” And a wonderful one at that.
Happy anniversary to : read her lovely tribute to falling in love with a physicist.
Emma Marris on . I for one would love to see a sabre-tooth cat devour a ground sloth.
David Robson chronicles a from the first neurons to humans.
– a new blog by Simon Frantz about the prizes and coverage of the prizes. This should be good, especially since Simon used to work for the Nobel Foundation.
What? Huh? Wait.. how did.. UH? ? This apparently.
“What good’s a toolkit if you don’t use it to build something?” Jack Horner’s quest to
that are as small as a stamp and weigh less than a penny
Gauging an area’s biodiversity strictly through the .
Greg Dunn creates from human brain cell photos
Halfway down: a superb list of tips for avoiding
A very good write-up of that study about . Meanwhile, David Bradley asks some the researchers and gets some good answers.
Popular Science published a detailed and comprehensive , the scientist behind last year’s arsenic-life controversy. David Dobbs and Carl Zimmer voiced my concerns much better than I could have. They argue respectively that the piece , and in some places, .
The , as covered by SciCurious, with Real Time Storify!!
“The only way to do it is to bypass the cannibalistic phase.” birthed in artificial uterus:
The by Emily Anthes, with a.
Rat cyborg gets . Absolutely incredible story from Linda Geddes.
by Carl Zimmer
“Anger isn’t an issue when you start with birds you love” Robert Krulwich peers into the and wonders what it will take to make them see reason.
A gives thanks to his science teacher.
The world’s most expensive drug: a yr
From the , a possible new weapon against drug-resistant bacteria
“This is a genuine scientific debate… it is not a manufactured controversy.” John Butterworth on the supposedly
“If your has a zero failure rate, you’re doing it wrong”
Sigh. . Try not to smoke, drink, eat or have unprotected sex with goats, okay?
Watch a peel the skin off a grape. Cool. Now imagine it doing that to your prostate. NYEARGH.
Mystery illness in Australia
Why Brain Scanners Make Your Head Spin, and what it means for
, hear me roar
How the threaten the Christian era, or Why the Daily Mail have once again surpassed themselves.
The That Is Killing the Ocean
By 2020, it should be possible (technologically, if not practically) to in a year
After decades of research, we can now accurately . (It weighs 2.2 pounds, right?)
Are really slave-raiders?
Carl zimmer asks “Do smell their own odor? Do they mind?” Answer seems to be yes and yes.
“The device uses sunlight to rip apart molecules of water, just like a . ”
A striking case of in fish – sharks barrelling into a shoal
Apparently, NASA had a Congressionally-mandated goal of finding > 90% of . Which it has now met
New evidence for * in the bloodstreams of people & cows. This is such an amazing story.
gives bats their hunting edge
mice created and treated. Well, not really treated. Either way, the Mouse Research Council is really getting value for its money.
“You can adopt a of yr own.” In Thailand, giant rats are on their way to sniffing out land mines.
“We need a more systematic approach to ”
23andMe now offers !
“The dominant way of thinking about the role of science journalists historically was to view them as . Now, however, a powerful metaphor for understanding their work as science critics is to see them as cartographers and guides.”
“You need to mentally . If it’s green, it’s actually a little more yellow.” Fossilised beetle colours preserved after millions of years.
How a Helped to Eradicate Smallpox
“There’s a lot to loathe about climate change. But if after reaching Antarctica, it’s O.K. to cheer.” No, it’s not. Slap them in their smug faces.
Porcupines and tigers and serpent eagles, oh my. in the jungle, 1 mth of footage, 5 mins of edited video.
Beat Monkeys at Replicating Shakespeare.
The hunt is on for BBC’s competition
The last by Razib Khan.
Traces of and Number System Discovered on the North Coast of Peru
caught with his pants down
. That is all.
A superb for the Twitter generation
The world’s most . Although I heavily dispute the idea that NYC’s map is more famous than London’s
How in less than 10 seconds
“Full disclosure: I’m because I was asked to by the publisher.. I’m glad I didn’t pay for it”
This is a building that looks like an
An amusing Slate piece about working as a .
Heh. … Al…most… there…
Neal Stephenson’s entire handwritten manuscript for the (inc pen nibs & ink bottles)
“You’re a total .” 30 vetebrate common names potentially useful as insults.
“?” Some unfortunate veterinary X-rays, including a dog that ate a dinosaur
What the RT @NeilWithers: @carlzimmer http://t.co/NGqEnD4q”
Long exposure photos taken from the fronts of
“ has been utterly, profoundly changed thanks to Facebook’s new features.”
The world’s first . Sort of.
George Monbiot , asks all journos to do the same. Hmm. The amount seems completely irrelevant; it’s the source that matters.
“Authors more interested in whether than whether she loves him
What . This continuing treatment of Rebecca Watson is just appalling.
“Shrapnel, Leotard, Maverick, Boycott and Cardigan and other
“The more to understand, and convey, the process of science as well as the findings, the better off everyone will be.” – Andy Revkin on finding reliable source in an age of too much info.
, but what’s it like to write for them?
“Copy. You’re being hit with a green laser.” Wow, it’s really not a good idea to point a
Megan Garber: Google News is treating as a vector of trust
A network , by Paul Bradshaw
“” – a tool that lets you automate the internet.
“From religion to trend and from trend to infrastructure.” On and the Internet as a disruptor.
How do view fact-checking by science writers? With a and another , with a long discussion in which I have chipped.
(1) horrors of pre-anesthetic surgery
(2) Jennifer Ouellette and Sean Carroll
(3) cloning extinct animals
(4) brief history of the brain
(6) What happens when a slinky falls
(7) reverse-engineer a dinosaur
(8) Paper-based diagnostic tests
(9) DNA in its dirt
(10) Japanese-style paintings
(11) crap he-said-she-said journalism
(12) reconstructing what people see from their brain activity
(13) searching questions to
(14) profile of Felisa Wolfe-Simon
(15) neglects its journalistic duty by leaving out key details
(16) airbrushing history entirely
(17) 2011 IgNobel Prizes
(18) Baby sharks
(19) innovative word of animal prosthetics
(20) follow-up on her blog
(21) Dinosaur Baron of Transylvania
(22) digital cerebellum
(23) The Atlas of the Human Ecosystem
(24) minds of climate deniers
(26) steal at $409,500/
(27) blood of wallabies
(28) faster-than-light neutrinos
(29) funding programme
(30) Goats and cancer
(31) prostate surgical robot
(32) making parrots “drunk”
(33) MRI scanning studies
(34) I am koala
(35) BBC’s dark forces of political correctness
(37) sequence every human genome
(38) measure a kilogram
(39) slave-raiding ants
(41) photosynthesizing leaf
(42) predator avoidance
(43) planet-killing asteroids
(44) functional* plant RNA
(45) Terminal buzz
(48) animal experiments
(49) whole-exome sequencing for $999
(50) translators, or transmitters, of information
(51) redshift the color
(52) Failure With Measles
(53) adventurers sip champagne
(54) 10 video camera traps
(55) Dawkins’ Weasels
(56) Amateur Scientist of the year
(57) 100,000 years in human history
(58) a Lost Language
(59) Hummingbird smuggler
(60) Sleeping baby pandas
(61) warning sign
(62) interesting subway maps
(63) to peel a head of garlic
(64) River dolphin fetus
(65) reviewing this book
(66) impaled head
(67) fact-checker of Cosmopolitan’s sex tips
(68) Almost there
(69) Baroque Cycle
(70) British Wildlife Photography awards
(71) hairy bush viper
(72) They Ate What
(73) British mean
(74) Tokyo trains
(75) All of life
(76) iPhone 5 review
(77) discloses his salary
(78) he loves her
(79) misogyny looks like
(80) people who became nouns
(81) journalists can do
(82) Reading the Daily Mail is nauseating
(83) laser pointer at the sky
(84) becoming a better writer
(85) news orgs’ willingness to credit others
(86) infrastructure for journalists online
(87) 1821 style.
(88) If This Then That
(89) open access
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