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November 28, 2014

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9:39 PM | New video series: Deep Look
KQED Science, the science arm of the PBS member television station based in San Francisco has created a new series being aired on PBS Digital called Deep Look, where they allow us to explore the big... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:08 PM | Rare Octopuses Get Their Close-Up
There are some 300 known species of octopus. From the huge giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) to the tiny poisonous blue-ringed octopus (genus Hapalochlaena), from the shallow-water mimic... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:28 AM | Giving Thanks
Today is Thanksgiving. While as a holiday it is unique to the US and a few others, in many ways, Thanksgiving is universal. Basically every culture throughout history has had a celebratory feast before the dark of winter sets in. Harkening back to ancient harvest celebrations, Thanksgiving is about expressing thanks for all the good […]The post Giving Thanks appeared first on Science Sushi.

November 27, 2014

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10:00 PM | Thanksgiving Tidbits
Now that you’ve filled yourself with good company and good food and you’re settled on your couch, how about some light reading before the tryptophan sets in? I’ve assembled some of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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10:00 PM | Thanksgiving Tidbits
Now that you’ve filled yourself with good company and good food and you’re settled on your couch, how about some light reading before the tryptophan sets in? I’ve assembled some of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:57 PM | Best of Thanksgiving 2: Let's Talk Stuffing--Your Face!
Cornell University's Brian Wansink talks about eating behavior and how mindless eating has us consuming way more calories than we suspect.     -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:55 PM | Best of Thanksgiving 1: Let's Talk Turkey!
Turkey scientist Rich Buchholz of the University of Mississippi talks about the turkey on your plate and his own turkey research.     -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:28 AM | Small Science-Themed Art
December 1st is the deadline to participate in an exciting annual exhibit at the Art.Science.Gallery in Austin, TX. For years, artists have created small trading cards to exchange amongst themselves... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 26, 2014

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11:41 PM | Thanksgiving Live Blog 2015
Happy Thanksgiving from the D’Costas! Back in 2011, I experimented with sharing my Thanksgiving with you, Readers, and I thought it might be time for a resurrection, so welcome to our kitchen... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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11:41 PM | Thanksgiving Live Blog 2015
Happy Thanksgiving from the D’Costas! Back in 2011, I experimented with sharing my Thanksgiving with you, Readers, and I thought it might be time for a resurrection, so welcome to our kitchen... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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10:50 PM | The Emergence of Death and Dying as We Know It
Once upon a time, people died in their homes. Up until the time of death they were cared for by friends, family members, and appointed religious leaders. (The latter reminded the dying and their... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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10:50 PM | The Emergence of Death and Dying as We Know It
Once upon a time, people died in their homes. Up until the time of death they were cared for by friends, family members, and appointed religious leaders. (The latter reminded the dying and their... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:08 PM | Geological Treasures in Ancient Egypt
November 26, 1922 archaeologist Howard Carter (1874-1939) entered the tomb of Tutankhamun, pharaoh in ancient Egypt from 1332 to 1323 BC. The grave was filled with precious jewelry, including a breastplate decorated with a scarab, made from a greenish-yellow gemstone. Fig.1. Pendant found in Tutankhamun’s tomb with gemstone of  desert glass, photo by Jon Bodsworth [...]
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6:08 PM | Geological Treasures in Ancient Egypt
November 26, 1922 archaeologist Howard Carter (1874-1939) entered the tomb of Tutankhamun, pharaoh in ancient Egypt from 1332 to 1323 BC. The grave was filled with precious jewelry, including a... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:30 PM | Artificial Sweeteners May Have Despicable Impacts on Gut Microbes
I find it ironic that Thanksgiving coincides with American Diabetes Month. In honor of that irony, two recently published studies have suggested a possible link between what you eat, how it impacts... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:16 PM | Kitchen science: evaluating methods of self-defense against onions.
Background I hate chopping onions. They make me cry within seconds, and those tears both hurt and obscure my view of onions, knife, and fingertips (which can lead to additional injuries). The... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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11:00 AM | Dana’s Super-Gargantuan Guide to Science Books Suitable for Gift-Giving
It’s the gifting time o’ year! You’ve got science readers on your list, but you’re not sure what books to get them, right? For those of you who can’t just say heck with... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 25, 2014

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9:22 PM | Black Girls serving as their own Role Models in STEM
This world sends many different messages. Today a rather poignant message was sent to America, it was directed at Americans who care about justice in particular. In a world that tells black children... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:37 PM | The Cusp of Knowing and the Evolution of Science
In a nice piece on his Scientific American blog ‘Cross-Check‘, John Horgan recently gave me some much appreciated praise, whilst provoking discussion on a contentious subject –... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:02 PM | Thanksgiving Species
I am a big fan of the holiday known as Thanksgiving. While it has questionable historical roots, it’s now an excuse to spend the whole day cooking food, drinking good wine, and hanging out. And... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:05 PM | U.S. Particle Physics Program Aims for the Future
In the last few years, stories have abounded in the press of the successes of the Large Hadron Collider, most notably the discovery of the Higgs boson. This has led some to speculate that European... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:08 PM | Soft Octopus Escape—and Paperback Octopus! Release [Video]
Octopuses long ago shed their ancestors’ protective shells in favor of a slinkier, floppier, softer existence. They were perhaps never meant to be held down by hard covers. In fact, many... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 24, 2014

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10:42 PM | Giraffes under Threat: Populations Down 40 Percent in Just 15 Years
One of the world’s most iconic and beloved animals is quickly disappearing. Fifteen years ago about 140,000 giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) roamed the plains and forests of Africa. Today that... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 23, 2014

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9:04 PM | A Paper Puppet Homage to Microbes
The amazing power duo of Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck (Sweet Fern Productions) has come out with a new animated short on the discovery of microbes. I’ve written about their stunning use... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:00 PM | The Math Geek Holiday Gift Guide
Looking for a gift that says, “Hey, I know you like math”? Look no further. There is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to wonderful mathematical things to give to people, but here are some of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:45 PM | You Should Know: Dr. Umberto Cannella and Dr. Cinnamon blog
Welcome to the seventeenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own#ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and the Blogs you may not yet know about.   Introducing Umberto Cannella,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 22, 2014

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10:03 AM | Physics Week in Review: November 22, 2014
Here’s a disquieting thought for your weekend: Dark Energy Might Be Stealing the Glue Holding the Universe Together. A new invisibility cloak simultaneously works for heat flow and electrical... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 21, 2014

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10:21 PM | Life on the Volcano Is Increasingly Tough for These Hawaiian Birds
You have to hike a pretty long distance if you hope to see the critically endangered bird known as the palila (Loxioides bailleui), but if you’re lucky and work hard, you can walk their entire... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:25 PM | Radioactivity and Earth´s Age
For a long time the apparent discrepancy between the age of earth and the age of the cosmos posed a great problem to geologists and astronomers alike. Geologists had calculated, using methods like... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:25 PM | Radioactivity and Earth´s Age
For a long time the apparent discrepancy between the age of earth and the age of the cosmos posed a great problem to geologists and astronomers alike. Geologists had calculated, using methods like erosion or sedimentation rates, ages for earth spanning from just three million to 15 billion years. Physicists and astronomers, based mostly on [...]
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