Rectangles and rainbows may not be the best way to visualize scientific data. Scientists and communicators are changing their thinking about the most appropriate way to represent data without bias. … Continue reading →
Ending a friendship is a very personal decision. Everyone has his or her own threshold — his or her own breaking point. Perceptions of what may be considered ‘toxic’ can vary, depending on the individual. And, the connection to another person in a friendship could be strong, which may outweigh the negatives present within the […]
A remarkable coral reef appears to be thriving in the murky waters of the northern Persian Gulf, despite seemingly harsh environmental conditions. A living coral reef has been identified in the coastal waters of Iraq for the first time ever. Surprised that a reef could exist undetected for so long, scientists carried out numerous diving […]
Pohl T, Al-Muqdadi SW, Ali MH, Fawzi NA, Ehrlich H & Merkel B (2014). Discovery of a living coral reef in the coastal waters of Iraq., Scientific Reports, 4 4250. PMID: 24603901
I have done quite a lot of blogging under this heading lately so I thought it might be useful to get all the posts used in order: On beliefs Why do believers believe silly things? The function of denialism Why … Continue reading →
They’re all around us–microbes, that is! Here are some projects to help you explore the microbiome on earth, in space, and inside our own bodies.
It’s time! Microbes collected by citizen scientists are heading to the International Space …The post Meet Your Invisible Neighbors: Microbes Citizen Science Projects appeared first on CitizenSci.