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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 ScientificAmerican.com

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 ScientificAmerican.com

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 ScientificAmerican.com

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 ScientificAmerican.com

A new living species of large mammal: hello, Tapirus kabomani!

mardi 17 décembre 2013 — Evolution
Illustration of Tapirus kabomani by G. Braga, from Cozzuol et al. (2013). For some considerable time now, there have been rumours of an incredible zoological discovery: a new species of living... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Neandertal Grave Attests to Complex Cognition

mardi 17 décembre 2013 — Evolution
Neandertal burial pit at La Chapelle-aux Saints in France. Image: Courtesy of C?dric Beauval Some 60,000 years ago, in a small limestone cave in central France, Neandertals dug a grave and laid... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Shark Cull Plan Draws Ire

Western Australia’s plan to start culling sharks in a “more aggressive” attempt to prevent attacks on humans could severely damage populations of threatened great whites, experts... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Clues Sought for Sea Star Die-Off

In their waterproof orange overalls, Hannah Perlkin and Emily Tucker look like commercial fishermen or storm-ready sailors. But they are biologists on their way to tide pools along a remote stretch... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Sexy Scents of Tropical Flora: Vanilla, Pineapple and Guava Oh My!

Photo by Jason Metcalfe Part four of my ‘Adventures in Biology’ series from my epic travels to French Polynesia is now live. In this episode, we investigate why the island of Moorea... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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