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Endangered Female Leopard Killed While Mating at Pennsylvania Zoo

mercredi 15 janvier 2014 — More Science, Society & Policy, Evolution
An endangered female leopard put in a cage to breed was killed by her potential mate, who a day later remained on public display at the Erie Zoo, wildlife officials said on Tuesday. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

"What scientific idea is ready for retirement?"

Wavefunction collapse, an idea that may be ripe for retirement (Image: A Friedman) Every year since 1998, Big Questions guru John Brockman has posed one big question on Edge.org and gotten about... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Typhoid Monkey: Can Social Networks Predict the Apes Most Likely to Transmit Disease?

A few months ago I had a conversation with someone who had just canceled a long-planned trip to see mountain gorillas in Uganda. It wasn’t an easy decision, but she had just gotten over a bad... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Should you drink coffee before or after a learning task?

As tempting as those beans look, it might be better to grind them after you have attended that challenging technical presentation (Image: Liveinsport) Popular wisdom holds that caffeine enhances... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Speedy Octopus Sets Record for Jar Opening

lundi 13 janvier 2014 — Evolution,Mind & Brain,More Science
Another jar opening octopus; image courtesy of Flickr/David Davies It isn’t every day in the ocean that an octopus comes across a jar to open–especially one that contains a tasty live... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Finally! A Science-Themed Miley Cyrus Parody...

Those of you familiar with my blog here at SciAm will know that I’m a little obsessed with science-themed music videos. When I saw the ‘Wrecking Ball’ masterpiece of Ms. Miley I... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Finally! A Science-Themed Miley Cyrus Parody. My Life is Complete.

lundi 13 janvier 2014 — Evolution
Those of you familiar with my blog here at SciAm will know that I’m a little obsessed with science-themed music videos. When I saw the ‘Wrecking Ball’ masterpiece of Ms. Miley I... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Vaclav Smil: "The great hope for a quick and sweeping transition to renewable energy is wishful thinking"

Vaclav Smil (Image: Wikipedia Commons) That’s Vaclav Smil, the prolific University of Manitoba thinker writing in this month’s issue of Scientific American . When Smil says something... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Shark Species Thought to Be Extinct Found in Fish Market [Slide Show]

After more than a century, the smoothtooth blacktip shark has been rediscovered -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Shark Species Thought to Be Extinct Found in Fish Market [Slide Show]

After his 1902 trip to Yemen, scholar and naturalist Wilhelm Hein returned with a variety of plants and animals, which he donated to the Vienna Museum. One of these specimens, a shark, sat unnoticed... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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