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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a robotic cheetah and it’s running really fast.

Google buys another robotics company, taking stock in those that run, climb and jump in eerily life-like ways. Welcome to the uncanny valley. And plenty of YouTube videos. by Kelly … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Molecular Thermometers Tell Meningococcal Bacteria When To Get Mean

New work by a group of British researchers has found that for one of the species of bacteria that causes meningitis, a trio of exquisitely sensitive RNA thermosensors is behind … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Freelancers and Editors Want From Each Other | SciLogs

This post by Matt Shipman originally appeared at Communication Breakdown on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, and it has been cross-posted here with permission from the author. Reporters and editors need … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ocean “BlueTube” Rivals YouTube in Reach

One of the world’s greatest music exchanges isn’t underground. It’s underwater. Humpback whale songs ride waves of popularity across oceans – and sometimes beyond. After years of speculation, a team of … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment