Just Yuri & me this year.
The rules by which gravity sculpts the cosmos are mirrored in the Japanese art of paper folding – we show you how to do it yourself (full text available to subscribers)
How Do Dogs See The World?
What kind of vision do dogs actually have? How good is it, how bad is it? What’s it like in contrast to human vision? How far can they see? Can dogs see colors? Which ones?
By: Think Fact.
Oops, we forgot to tell you there's an end-of-year exam. QI elf James Harkin will test you on Neanderthals, raindrops on the sun, Agatha Christie and more
Science Christmas cookies!
Nom Nom Noël!
Another year has come and gone. 2014 featured some novel therapies for hyperkalemia and the notable failure of the SYMPLICITY-3 trial for renal denervation in resistant hypertension. ASN Kidney Week continues to grow and each year includes more and more social media. Its fun to be a part of it.I also want to make a last minute honorable mention: The new US Kidney Allocation System- This had been in the works for several years and was implemented on December 4th of this year. Some of the
4 legal battles this year that were all about climate change
12 ways to deal with a climate change denier – the BBQ guide
2014: An epic year for climate change and other weather-related disasters
Australia faces a stormier future thanks to climate change
China confirms its southern glaciers are disappearing
Climate change mitigation: a man's world?
Could flooding finally wake Americans up to the climate crisis?
Fast Finland warming means blue Christmas for Santa
A nice article in the Guardian tells the story of Conrad Martens, an artist who accompanied Darwin for the first few years of his voyage to South America and beyond. Martens sketches and watercolors helped capture not just the lives of local people, landscapes and seascapes but shipboard and other research activity of crew and of Charles Darwin.Now all this material has been put together in a digital archive accessible via the Cambridge University Library. Darwin's Christmas of 1833 with
So here’s the question: Do Pygmy Seahorses hide among corals that match their skin? Or do they change their skin to match the corals?
Danish scientists predict that while global warming will lead to drought and flooding across the world, Danish agriculture may well benefit.
Vincent, Elio, and Michael discuss a symbiosis between a nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria and a single-celled eukaryotic alga.
Links for this episode:
Unicellular cyanobacterium and alga symbiosis (Science)
Diversity of nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium and its host (Environ Micro)
Talmudic Question #4 (answer)
Talmudic Question #2
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Why do our teeth chatter when we’re cold?
This week, “A Bond Unbroken” asks, “Why do our teeth chatter when we’re cold?”
By: Mental Floss.
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Project Orion Nuclear Propulsion - 1950s Tests
Raw footage of early “nuclear pulse propulsion” tests aimed at inexpensive interplanetary travel; essentially nuclear bombs driving spacecraft via Newton’s laws. 1963’s Test Ban Treaty damped further experimentation.
Credit: National Archives
By: Video From Space.
Little Leaf Sheep Nudibranch Grazes Adorably Underwater
This is going to shock you, but the creature you’re looking at is a sea slug, or nudibranch. That being said, how much does this thing look like a little undersea sheep made out of seaweed? I have dubbed thee a leaf sheep. Formally, these nudibranchs are called Costasiella kuroshimae. The little leaf sheep is only a few millimeters in length and feeds on the green algae,Avrainvillea. It even grazes like a