Glenn Branch brought my attention to a book by John Henry Egan. Since it is titled 6 Million and Counting: Darwinism, Atheism and Genocide, I think you can see where it is going. The following appears to encapsulate the gist of thisShow More Summary
Quantum entanglement, a perplexing phenomenon of quantum mechanics that Albert Einstein once referred to as "spooky action at a distance," could be even spookier than Einstein perceived.Physicists at the University of Washington andShow More Summary
China sent fighters and an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft into its newly declared Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea on 28 November.The patrols were the latest move in a series of military moves in Northeast Asia following China's 23 November declaration of the ADIZ. Show More Summary
OK, so maybe you aren't interested in making your own toys, cellphone cases, or glow-in-the-dark Christmas decorations. How about a brake drum?Until now, 3D printing has been a polymer affair, with most people in the maker community using the machines to make all manner of plastic consumer goods, from tent stakes to chess sets. Show More Summary
Wasps, bees, ants and relatives comprise the megadiverse insect order Hymenoptera, the third most speciose animal group on Earth, far surpassing the number of known vertebrate species. All the four most diverse orders of animals (beetles, butterflies, wasps, and true flies) belong to the group of insects with complete metamorphosis, i.e. Show More Summary
Structure and affinities of Athrotaxites yumenensis sp. nov. (Cupressaceae) from the Lower Cretaceous of northwestern ChinaAuthors:Dong et alAbstract:Compressions of leafy twigs, pollen cones and seed cones of Athrotaxites yumenensis C. Show More Summary
Trends in shell fragmentation as evidence of mid-Paleozoic changes in marine predationAuthors:Salamon et alAbstract:Recent observations indicate that shell fragmentation can be a useful tool in assessing crushing predation in marine communities. Show More Summary
EVOLUTION OF THE STRATOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OVER ONE TITANIAN YEAR Authors:Coustenis et al.Abstract:Since the Voyager 1 (V1) flyby in 1980, Titan's exploration from space and the ground has been ongoing for more than a full revolution of Saturn around the Sun (one Titanian year or 29.5 Earth years had elapsed in 2010 May). Show More Summary
I’ve noted this before. Here is Peter Sinclair’s video on the topic: The most sobering evidence of the planet’s response to greenhouse gases comes from the fossil record. New evidence scientists are collecting suggests that ice sheets may be more vulnerable than previously believed, which has huge implications for sea level rise.
KEPLER MONITORING OF AN L DWARF I. THE PHOTOMETRIC PERIOD AND WHITE LIGHT FLARES Authors:Gizis et al.Abstract:We report on the results of 15 months of monitoring the nearby field L1 dwarf WISEP J190648.47+401106.8 (W1906+40) with the Kepler mission. Show More Summary
Quantifying the process and abruptness of the end-Permian mass extinctionAuthors:Wang et alAbstract:Studies of the end-Permian mass extinction have suggested a variety of patterns from a single catastrophic event to multiple phases. But most of these analyses have been based on fossil distributions from single localities. Show More Summary
Females of some species in the wild may not be able to prevent unwanted sex with males. In many crustaceans, males forcibly mate with females who often receive sperm from multiple males. In other cases, females will not reject the male simply because doing so would waste precious energy reserves. When males harass female mosquito […]
Bringing Dicynodonts Back to Life: Paleobiology and Anatomy of a New Emydopoid Genus from the Upper Permian of Mozambique Authors:Castanhinha et alAbstract:Dicynodontia represent the most diverse tetrapod group during the Late Permian. Show More Summary
(Photo: Oceana/Carlos Suarez) Conservation is an international challenge, especially when it comes to our oceans. Earlier this month the presidents and CEOs of 24 leading conservation organizations, including Oceana, send a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman urging him to incorporate fisheries subsidies reform into the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Are there more tornadoes because of global warming? Are they stronger? Do they occur more frequently outside of the usual tornado season, or are they more common in areas that formerly had few tornadoes? There are problems with all of these questions, and the main problem is the fact that the tornado data isn’t very…
Castanhinha et al. describe a new dicynodont from the Late Permian of Mozambique. 3D scans of the skull provide details on its brain structure and inner ear morphology.