Jennifer Gable

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Snowy owl versus peregrine falcon | video

Peregrine falcons are not Harry Potter fans.<p>If you live along the eastern seaboard of the United States, now is the time to look for snowy owls, <i>Bubo scandiacus</i>. These mostly-white owls, made famous by Harry Potter's faithful companion, Hedwig, are Arctic birds as one realises when they catch a …

Where did syphilis come from?

Did Columbus bring the disease back with him from the New World, or was it in Europe all along? Katherine Wright, winner of the Wellcome Trust science writing prize 2013, investigates<p>Last month, Katherine Wright was awarded the Wellcome Trust science writing prize at a ceremony at the Observer's …

Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way

Supermassive black hole last erupted two million years ago, and will again.<p><b>For years astronomers have been puzzled as to why our Milky Way galaxy's "volcano"—a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at its core—is dormant today.</b><p>It seems the answer may simply be that we didn't catch the cosmic …

Richard Dawkins: 'I don't think I am strident or aggressive'

Richard Dawkins is outspoken in denouncing religion. But what really drives him, he says, is the wonder, and truth, of Darwinism<p>On the top floor of Random House's offices in London, the world's number one thinker – according to <i>Prospect</i> magazine's annual poll – walks in from the roof terrace and …

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

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National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>April 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …

The 'Consensus' View: Kevin Trenberth's Take On Climate Change

Next month, a scientific committee sponsored by the United Nations will put out its latest assessment of climate change. The report is expected to underscore yet again that climate change is a serious problem and human beings are largely responsible.<p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change …

Watch This Tiny Robot Leap Over Walls [Video]

Hello, TailBot!<p>With the goal of making a robot that can run, jump, and maneuver in the air, a student team at Michigan State University came up with this monkey-like miniature machine: TailBot. It is <i>super</i> goofy. For example: to run, it doesn't run on its legs so much as knock itself over with its …

What's My Real Cancer Risk? When Online Calculators Don't Compute

Online risk calculators are all the rage these days among public health groups trying to get us to change our unhealthful ways. The World Health Organization developed an online tool that lets you estimate your personal risk of cracking a hip in the next 10 years, for example. You just plug in data …

Lampreys hint at how immune cells evolved - Futurity

EMORY (US) — Lampreys have a sophisticated immune system with three types of white blood …

Watch Lab-Grown Heart Tissue Beat On Its Own [Video]

Be still my heart.<p>A team of scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has created lab-grown human heart tissue that can beat on its own, according to a new study in <i>Nature Communications</i>.<p>In 2008, a University of Minnesota study showed that the original cells from a rat heart …

In 165-Million-Year-Old Fossil, Evidence That Fur Predates Mammals

Meet Megaconus mammaliaformis, a furry proto-mammal and, in the words of one researcher, "your great-great-grand uncle 165 million years removed."<p>Meet <i>Megaconus mammaliaformis</i>, a 165-million-year-old proto-mammal recently discovered in Inner Mongolia, China. This squirrel-sized dude evolved long …

Watching Fox News Increases Distrust In Climate Science

Conservative media makes people distrust scientists, and in turn, doubt the existence of climate change.<p>Science has done a good job of documenting the great divide between liberals and conservatives on the issue of climate change. Several studies have found that watching conservative media outlets, …

Photos Showcase The Hidden Beauty Of Dread Diseases

Under the microscope, fatal diseases can look as beautiful and startling as Jackson Pollack paintings. <i>Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science</i>, from Johns Hopkins professors Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue and Norman Barker, is a collection of nearly 100 photographs by more than 60 …

NASA Satellites Measure Photosynthesis From Space

NASA scientists have discovered a new way to use satellites to measure what's occurring inside Earth's land plants at a cellular level. Plants emit …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

What a Peahen Really Watches When a Peacock Tries to Impress Her

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.24.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:50 pm. 2:50 pm<p>When a peacock fans his plumage and struts …

What's Swimming In The River? Just Look For DNA

If you want to protect rare species, first you have to find them. In the past few years, biologists have developed a powerful new tool to do that. They've discovered that they can often find traces of animal DNA in streams, ponds — even oceans.<p>The idea took root just five years ago, when biologists …

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

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Globally, June 2013 ranked among top 5 warmest Junes on record

Last below-average temps for month of June were in 1976. If you’re younger than 28, you’ve never experienced a June with global temps below the 20th …

The Week In Numbers: New Dinosaur Discovered, The World's Largest Virus, And More

<b>2014</b>: the year this aerodynamic, flying saucer-like research station is set to open in Antarctica<p><b>15 feet</b>: the length of a new cow-like dinosaur discovered in Utah<p><b>1 week</b>: the time it would take Earth's average global surface temperature to drop below 0 degrees Fahrenheit if the sun went out<p><b>$1,350</b>: …

Fracking Doesn’t Contaminate Water

Earth’s Gold Forged in Stellar Collisions

<b>Until today, astronomers believed that all the gold on Earth, and in the universe, was forged in ancient supernova explosions. But new evidence points to a far more violent birth for this most precious metal.</b><p>The new culprit is the cataclysmic collision of two neutron stars. The impact produces a …

Scientists: Like Proust, Apes Have Autobiographical Memory

In <i>Remembrance of Things Past</i>, Marcel Proust marvels at how the taste of "plump little cakes called 'petites madeleines'" brought forth memories of Sunday mornings at Combray when he walked into to his aunt Léonie's bedroom to say good morning.<p>Proust describes what scientists came to term an …

Miniature

New Big-Nosed Horned Dinosaur Found in Utah

Nasutoceratops titusi is a distant relative of Triceratops, study says.<p><b>Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, a Triceratops relative with a supersize schnoz that once roamed present-day Utah.</b><p><i>Nasutoceratops titusi</i> belonged to a group of horned dinosaurs called ceratopsids, large four-legged …

What Our Brain Looks Like When It Hears Music

The map above is your brain on music, created by neuroscientists Robert Zatorre and Valorie Salimpoor. The researchers have been exploring the relationship between music and its impact on the human brain for more than a decade.<p>Music we enjoy causes several different regions of the brain "light up" …

The Brain

Awesome GIFs of Scientific Experiments

<b>Hydrogen Peroxide Mixed With Potassium Iodide</b><p>Scientific experimentation has yielded many anomalies, baffling the senses, and Imgur user Gloryholio has amassed some of these visually awe-inspiring experiments into a series of gifs. Luckily, Redditor preggit has shared the scientific set, allowing …

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