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July 26, 2014

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2:08 PM | A broad look at clownfish radiation
The clamoring for information about clownfish radiation may never be fully satisfied. This report, though, attempts to supply some of what’s desired: “The radiation of the clownfishes has two geographical replicates,” Glenn Litsios, Peter B. Pearman, Déborah Lanterbecq, Nathalie Tolou and Nicolas Salamin, Journal of Biogeography, epub July 7, 2014. (Thanks to investigator Tom Gill […]

July 25, 2014

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1:37 PM | Blue Whales in the Way, Court Blows ABX Decision, Radioactive Snow Monkeys
By Jason Bittel Take your medicine (oh, what’s the point...): The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is under no obligation to ban the practice of administering antibiotics to healthy livestock as a way of promoting growth—even though study after study shows that the practice is creating drug-resistant superbugs (see "You Want Superbugs With That?"). The U.S. Centers for Disease […]

July 22, 2014

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1:00 AM | NASA Is Seeking Help In Potentially Finding Life On Jupiter’s Moon Europa (Video)
NASA is confident that underneath Jupiter’s moon Europa there could be more water than in our oceans here on Earth. So naturally, Europa has attracted a lot of attention, encouraging the curious to ask, “Could there be life on Europa?”. Currently, NASA is aiming to send a new mission to Europa by 2025. The White House’s […]

July 11, 2014

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7:02 PM | Fukushima: Our Greatest Nuclear Radiation Accident (Isn’t Over)
After 3 years, material continues to leak from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. Some of the material will remain radioactive for millions of years. Continue reading →

July 04, 2014

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3:23 PM | Computer models do not reflect reality at Vermont Yankee
There was a recent report on VPR about the thermal discharge from Vermont Yankee. It states that fhe Computer models used by Entergy did not correspond with reality. “The actual temperature of the river was higher than what the model predicted it would be. And we used Entergy’s own data at their own monitoring stations […]
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