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This Is Your MOM’s Mars

By Phil Plait SEPT. 29 2014 12:01 PM Holy. Ares! THAT is a full-disk image of Mars taken by India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, or MOM. It was just released this … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Macroevolution (EVOLUTION SERIES – PART 6)

Macroevolution is evolution on a grand scale — what we see when we look at the over-arching history of life: stability, change, lineages arising, and extinction. Here, you can examine … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

How good is the science of solving crimes? See for yourself

By David Levine | Posted on 29 September 2014 Experts at World Science Festival show why eyewitness testimony can be unreliable, where the science is lacking, and how police can … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

New molecule found in space connotes life origins

By Blaine Friedlander Sept 25, 2014 Hunting from a distance of 27,000 light years, astronomers have discovered an unusual carbon-based molecule – one with a branched structure – contained within a … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Is The Milky Way A Spiral?

By Daniel Engber Posted 03.03.2014 at 4:50 pm The shape of our galaxy is nothing special. Among the other clusters of stars that can be easily observed from our corner of … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Speciation (Evolution Series – Part 5)

What are species anyway, and how do new ones evolve? Here, you can explore different ways to define a species and learn about the various processes through which speciation can … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Micro-evolution (Evolution Series – Part 4)

House sparrows have adapted to the climate of North America, mosquitoes have evolved in response to global warming, and insects have evolved resistance to our pesticides. These are all examples … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Have you ever seen an atom? Well, here is a video accompanied by the journal’s abstract

  Three-dimensional imaging of dislocations in a nanoparticle at atomic resolution   NATURE | LETTER Authors: Chien-Chun Chen, Chun Zhu, Edward R. White, Chin-Yi Chiu, M. C. Scott, B. C. … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

A case study of coevolution: squirrels, birds, and the pinecones they love (related to Evolution Series – Part 3)

The scene: The Rocky Mountains     The players:     The plot: In most of the Rocky Mountains, red squirrels are an important predator of lodgepole pine seeds. They … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mechanisms: the processes of evolution (Evolution Series – Part 3)

Evolution is the process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient ancestors. Evolution is responsible for both the remarkable similarities we see across all life and the amazing diversity … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

The girl with three biological parents

31 August 2014 By Charlotte Pritchard BBC Radio 4   “A lot of people say I have facial features from my mum, my eyes look like my dad… I have … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The history of life: looking at the patterns (Evolution Series – Part 2)

The central ideas of evolution are that life has a history — it has changed over time — and that different species share common ancestors. Here, you can explore how … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

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