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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

Podunk on a Pedestal

I remember that squirrel. Right paw raised high, as if we go way back. Come to think of it, it has been three years since we first crossed paths. By … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Beach So Beautiful, I Thought It Was Polluted

Summer is wrapping up, and many folks are trying to squeeze in one last vacation.  Here’s what a glittery beach getaway in California taught me about mineralogy, paranoia, and relaxation. … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

The quick #scicomm @WCSJ2013 guide to Finland

As the biggest international science journalism conference nears, here are some science-y factoids about host nation Finland from a Helsinki native. by Amanda Alvarez Monty Python’s musical ribbing of Finland … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Floss, Hammer, Throw

Next time you can’t bear to floss, consider this: a macaque might steal for such luxury. A charming new-ish book compiles and systematizes examples of tool use by our neighbors. … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Granite Countertops: From A Volcano To Your Kitchen

If you want a high-fashion kitchen these days, granite countertops are a must.  But what is granite, really — and how did this particular rock end up in our kitchens? … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Earth Day Round-Up

Did you miss yesterday’s cavalcade of Earth Day coverage because you spent the day soaking up some sun, breaking out your bike, or digging in the dirt? Don’t you worry. We’ve … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment