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2016 Science Books for Kids

Here I have just a few suggestions for science books for the kiddos. See this post for the adult version. The Outdoor Science Lab for Kids and the other books in the same series are excellent, highly recommended, and reviewed here. Treecology is also a science activity book that people seem to love. Chance are…

Top Science Books: 2016

Here is my selection of the top science books from 2016, excluding those mainly for kids. Also, I don’t include climate change related books here either. (These will both be covered in separate posts.) The number of books on this list is not large, and I think this was not the most prolific year ever…

beam-me-up-aliens:went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium today! (no...

beam-me-up-aliens: went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium today! (no audio) Woo hoo!

Oldest zoo gorilla doing well after biopsy before birthday

The oldest known gorilla living in a zoo is doing well after a surgical biopsy ahead of her 60th birthday on Dec. 22.

Packing Orders for Christmas in Full Swing

Saturday – Preparing and Packing Orders Armed with some hot tea and warm mince pies, team members at Everything Dinosaur have spent most of today (Saturday), sorting out orders ready for a prompt despatch on Monday.  At this time, it is “all hands on deck” as the company enters into its busiest time of the […]

CD19-targeting CAR T-cell immunotherapy yields high responses in treatment-resistant CLL

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) In a small, early phase trial, a high percentage of patients who had exhausted most traditional treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia saw their tumors shrink or even disappear after an infusion of a highly targeted, experimental CAR T-cell immunotherapy developed at Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Fossilised Bacteria Shed Light on Life Before Oxygen

Ancient African Rocks Provide Evidence of Life Before Oxygen The fossils of ancient bacteria that existed in deep water environments during the Neoarchean Era some 2.52 billion years ago, have been identified by an international team of researchers.  They don’t represent the oldest known life on our planet, recently, Everything Dinosaur published an article on […]

Asimov's Nuclear Batteries?

New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current. Show More Summary

Physics may be a small but crucial fraction of our reality

Just how much of physics is real, and how much of reality is physics? That’s a theme uniting four major new books in the field

Life and death on a Highland road

Leys Castle, Inverness The carcass would not last long with so many scavengers around and I expected that night a fox would carry it off to eat at leisure Driving down the hill the other day, I spotted a casualty on the road ahead, and knew by its size that it was a brown hare. Show More Summary

Scale Model of Titan Maritime Explorer (TiME) Tested in Chile

Onboard Science Insights and Vehicle Dynamics from Scale-Model Trials of the Titan Mare Explorer (TiME) Capsule at Laguna Negra, Chile Author: Lorenz Abstract: A scale model of the proposed Titan Mare Explorer capsule was deployed at the Planetary Lake Lander field site at Laguna Negra, Chile. Show More Summary

Hunting for Planet Nine With Wise & NEOWise

Searching for Planet Nine with Coadded WISE and NEOWISE-Reactivation ImagesAuthors:Meisner et alAbstract: A distant, as yet unseen ninth planet has been invoked to explain various observations of the outer solar system. While such aShow More Summary

Martian Lakes Forming Climates Were Caused by Methane Outbursts and Short Term

Duration and rapid shutdown of Mars lake-forming climates explained by methane bursts Authors: Kite et al Abstract: Build-up of relatively young ( 3 Kyr (assuming dilute flow), but the watersheds' little-weathered soils indicate a climate history that was >99% dry. Show More Summary

NASA Seeking Long Term Stability and Sustainability of the SLS & Orion

The early missions of Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft will be the first of several missions that travel more than 40,000 miles beyond the moon to demonstrate capabilities in deep space farther than humans have ever traveled, but close enough to return home in days or weeks if needed. Show More Summary

Stealth Saga #57

Avenger: General Atomics did its first flight of the extended range Avenger UCAV. ATD-X/X-2/F-3: Japan's X-2 proof of concept stealth fighter is being readied for MoD tests. Some are suggesting Japan step up defense cooperation with Taiwan, including in the X-2 aircraft. Show More Summary

Terminator Times #23

Drones: DARPA has ordered a second TERN prototype and Northrop passed two milestones in the program. The USAF has begun training enlisted personnel to be Global Hawk pilots. Hundreds of US air force enlisted signed p to become drone pilots. Show More Summary

Germany's new Laser Weapon Demonstrator Makes Progress

MBDA Germany has edged closer to fielding a new deployable laser weapon system (LWS) following a series of day/night all-weather trials.Conducted at the Bundeswehr's military training ground at Putlos on the Baltic Sea from 4-14 October,...Show More Summary

No Apparent Spike of Carbon dioxide Across Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary

Global trends of pCO2 across the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary supported by the first Southern Hemisphere stomatal proxy-based pCO2 reconstruction Authors: Steinthorsdottir et al Abstract: Reliable reconstructions of atmospheric carbon...Show More Summary

Coprolites Give Evidence of Early Triassic Polar Predators

An Early Triassic polar predator ecosystem revealed by vertebrate coprolites from the Bulgo Sandstone (Sydney Basin) of southeastern AustraliaAuthors:Nied?wiedzki et alAbstract:Vertebrate trace fossils often provide a measure of cryptic biodiversity, and are especially pertinent when skeletal remnants are exceptionally rare. Show More Summary

We don’t egret a thing! Great egrets are commonly seen from our...

We don’t egret a thing! Great egrets are commonly seen from our back deck, alternatively looking for a perch to eat or a perch to land along the rocky shore.

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