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Britannica Blog Archive: Posts from 2013

7 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Links to all posts published in 2013 on Britannica Blog can be found here.

Moving On

8 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

New ideas come to light, new paradigms emerge, and new tasks are taken on board in the endless churn and change that is the Internet. And so it is for us. As of today we’re suspending regular publication of new posts here on Britannica Blog.

A Clever Use of Spines

8 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Many moths incorporate the setae (hairs) of the caterpillar into the cocoon in some way—often in the form of a weaving them with silk into the protective case around the pupa. But the method used by this [unknown] species takes some serious planning.

2013 in Review: Elephant Poaching

8 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Since 1938 Britannica’s annual Book of the Year has offered in-depth coverage of the events of the previous year. While the 75th anniversary edition of the book won’t appear in print for several months, some of its outstanding content is already available online. Show More Summary

First Neutrinos from Outer Space

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

A frozen telescope at the South Pole returns a big payoff!

2013 in Review: Virtual Currency

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Since 1938 Britannica’s annual Book of the Year has offered in-depth coverage of the events of the previous year. While the 75th anniversary edition of the book won’t appear in print for several months, some of its outstanding content is already available online. This week, the Britannica Blog features this article by Adam B. Levine on the rise of the virtual currency Bitcoin.

They Call it Cashmere

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Since the middle of the 18th century, cashmere has enjoyed high status as a luxurious textile in Western fashion. Even today, it retains its cachet.

Crazy-Thorax Membracid

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Field biologist Phil Torres shares a couple of shots of a crazy-looking treehopper from Peru.

Poverty on the Mind: Bad Decisions Ahead?

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Whether in a U.S. shopping mall or Indian farm country, cognitive load—the burden of thinking about getting enough money to pay the bills—reduces the ability to concentrate, focus, and make decisions.

2013 Year in Review: Is There a Cure for HIV?

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Since 1938 Britannica’s annual Book of the Year has offered in-depth coverage of the events of the previous year. While the 75th anniversary edition of the book won’t appear in print for several months, some of its outstanding content is already available online. Show More Summary

Britannica Classic Videos: Choosing What to Buy (1978)

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

This Black Friday, amid the flurry of deals and doorbusters, midnight openings and madhouses, we have a lesson in how to spend money wisely: 1978's "Choosing What to Buy." In this classic film, a puppet discovers a quarter and must decide—through song and dance, of course—how to spend his windfall.

2013 in Review: Intrigue at the Bolshoi

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Since 1938 Britannica’s annual Book of the Year has offered in-depth coverage of the events of the previous year. While the 75th anniversary edition of the book won’t appear in print for several months, some of its outstanding content is already available online. Show More Summary

Even Vipers Get Mosquito Bites

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Humans aren't the only ones who get pestered by mosquitos.

The Humanist Narrative: A Chat With Journalist and Activist Jamila Bey

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Journalist and activist Jamila Bey shares some thoughts on the secular humanist narrative with Britannica research editor Richard Pallardy after the jump.

2013 in Review: Reassessing Airport and Airline Security

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Since 1938 Britannica’s annual Book of the Year has offered in-depth coverage of the events of the previous year. While the 75th anniversary edition of the book won’t appear in print for several months, some of its outstanding content is already available online. Show More Summary

Big Data Meets Tiny Storage!

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

The explosion of data—in meteorology, genetics, spying, and physics—requires new storage technology. DNA has been storing data for millions of years. Could life’s “hard disk” help tame today’s data explosion?

Britannica Classic Videos: A Boy Creates (1971)

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

“A Boy Creates,” a film produced and edited by Bert Van Bork, follows a young boy as he creates a sculpture of found art. It was designed with nobel intentions in mind, but its execution is a bit disturbing.

2013 Year in Review: Discovering Richard III

9 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Since 1938 Britannica’s annual Book of the Year has offered in-depth coverage of the events of the previous year. While the 75th anniversary edition of the book won’t appear in print for several months, some of its outstanding content is already available online. Show More Summary

Macaw Research in Tambopata

10 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Field biologist Phil Torres shares some pictures of macaw nestlings. Cute or terrifying?

Aquatic Octo-Mom: 5 Questions with Amy Sherrow, Aquarist I at the Alaska SeaLife Center

10 months agoOdd : Britannica Blog

Britannica editor Michele Metych-Wiley talks to aquarist Amy Sherrow of the Alaska SeaLife Center about caring for marine animals, including giant Pacific octopi.

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