Archive for ‘Nature’

January 1, 2017

7 bad science and health ideas that should die with 2016 – Vox

Source: 7 bad science and health ideas that should die with 2016 – Vox

December 30, 2016

The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016 – Scientific American

The presidential election took center stage, but our readers were also fascinated by everything from particle physics and rage disorder to autism in girls and the polar vortex

Source: The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016 – Scientific American

December 18, 2016

Fresh Ideas for Chasing Consciousness – Scientific American Blog Network

Understanding life in the cosmos includes tackling the problem of consciousness—a new institute called YHouse intends to help

Source: Fresh Ideas for Chasing Consciousness – Scientific American Blog Network

December 18, 2016

Climate change, meet your apocalyptic twin: oceans poisoned by plastic | Public Radio International

How throw-away plastic could alter humanity as we know it.

Source: Climate change, meet your apocalyptic twin: oceans poisoned by plastic | Public Radio International

November 21, 2016

Spiders Perform a Spooky Seduction Dance – Scientific American

Male jumping spiders accompany their mating dance with a drum routine, sending vibrations through the ground to tempt a female. “Lens of Time: Spider Seduction” was first published on bioGraphic © 2016, California Academy of Sciences.

Source: Spiders Perform a Spooky Seduction Dance – Scientific American

November 20, 2016

Pilot whales babysit each other’s young while swimming in groups | New Scientist

Many calves spend time swimming beside adult companions other than their mothers. Perhaps they are brushing up on their social skills

Source: Pilot whales babysit each other’s young while swimming in groups | New Scientist

November 14, 2016

Ebola’s West African Rampage Was Likely Bolstered by a Mutation – Scientific American

A single genetic alteration may have increased the virus’s transmissibility and boosted its killing power

Source: Ebola’s West African Rampage Was Likely Bolstered by a Mutation – Scientific American

November 12, 2016

When and How to Watch the Taurid and Leonid Meteor Showers | The Weather Channel

The Taurid and Leonid meteor showers peak soon. Here’s how and when to watch.

Source: When and How to Watch the Taurid and Leonid Meteor Showers | The Weather Channel

November 7, 2016

Aerial Photos Document Massive Flooding of 36 Factory Farms

Source: Aerial Photos Document Massive Flooding of 36 Factory Farms

November 7, 2016

Save the Rainforest? Not If You’re Eating Whoppers at Burger King – Mercy For Animals

Your diet is destroying the rainforest.

Source: Save the Rainforest? Not If You’re Eating Whoppers at Burger King – Mercy For Animals