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In the Leech Library: Behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History

This is the second story in a four-part, weekly series on taxonomy and speciation. It's meant to help you as you participate in Armchair Taxonomist — …

Saving coffee from a serious plant disease - Biology Fortified, Inc.

Some of the world’s best coffee comes from the tropical highlands of Central and South America. Recently these regions have experienced heavier …

Inside a mile-deep open-pit copper mine after a catastrophic landslide

For the past few months I’ve been reporting a big story on the copper industry for <i>Pacific Standard</i>. It takes a broad look at how the global economic …

'Could you patent the sun?' Inside the Supreme Court case on patenting DNA

You can't patent a 'product of nature,' but that may not stop the biotech industry<p>This week, the Supreme Court held arguments in an unusual case: whether a company named Myriad can patent a piece of DNA. The company says it spent $500 million and 17 years studying a pair of genes called BRCA1 and …

Why the mantis shrimp is my new favorite animal

Exploding Kittens

New Interface Allows Humans to Move a Rat’s Tail With Their Thoughts

In what might be the first documented case of technologically-assisted interspecies telepathy, an international team of researchers has successfully …

How Far is it to Mars?

If the Earth were 100 pixels wide,<p>Low Earth Orbit<br>Hubble & the ISS<p>GPS Satellite Orbit<p>100 pixels<p>(12,756km)<p>The Moon would be 3000 pixels away.<p>27 …

Space

Duck penis controversy: NSF is right to fund basic research that conservatives misrepresent.

In the past few days, the Internet has been filled with commentary on whether the National Science Foundation should have paid for my study on duck …

Cooling tower

Dinner’s Revenge: mealworms that survive in the stomach, then eat their way out of predators

“Butcher Boys.” Tracy pulls his phone from a pocket. “Hello, I’m from the university”—the catchall preamble for unorthodox inquiries. “I’m wondering, …

How Germany Planned to Fry the World

Back in 1945, <i>Life</i> magazine revealed to its readers how “U.S. Army technical experts came up with the astonishing fact that German scientists had …

Sunday Night Movie: True Facts about the Naked Mole Rat

The Wormworld Saga - A Digital Graphic Novel by Daniel Lieske

Follow Jonas Berg on his fantastic adventures inside the Wormworld in this next generation digital graphic novel. Reading the Wormworld Saga online …

Translation

Photographs of the Poor Filipino Children of “Smokey Mountain” in Manila

My name is Chris Rusanowsky, I am a 22-year-old freelance photographer based out of Los Angeles, California. In February of 2012 I took a trip to …

explore-blog: Metals and their compounds with oxygen, from a set of vintage infographics by the founder of Popular Science, 1854 Glad to review this, I was getting a little rusty. (via explore-blog)

Metals and their compounds with oxygen, from a set of vintage infographics by the founder of <i>Popular Science</i>, 1854<p>Glad to review this, I was getting a …

Infographics

A Cold Spring

You’ve Seen Fruit Bat Fellatio. Now: Fruit Bat Cunnilingus

Oral sex in fruit bats is clearly a hot area of research. In just four years, the number of papers on this topic has <i>doubled</i> from, er, one to two.<p>It started in 2009, with a study that described regular fellatio among the short-nosed fruit bat. It earned its authors an Ignobel Prize in 2010. Here’s …

earthlynation: Common Leaf Tailed Gecko by... - Radiolab

Free PCR for 5 Years (or How to Make your Own Taq and Pfu Polymerase)

Labs across the world spend a great deal of money on commercially manufactured <i>Taq</i> polymerase for PCR every year. But you don’t have to: Many labs …

Homemade

How long can you survive by eating yourself?

In practice, the answer is not long. You'd bleed to death pretty fast, or succumb to infection. But if you had a skilled surgeon and plenty of …

Eating

Charges dropped against groundhog

The Ohio prosecutor who called for Punxsutawney Phil's indictment and execution has dropped the charges, saying that "I have really serious work to …

She's Na Ganna Get It

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Propeller

Plant Biology: Sugars speed up the circle of life

How do plants determine which stage of development they are at? This is a long-standing and important question in plant biology. Plants, like other …

Biology