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27 Best Deep-Sea Species

About half have already been posted: #27: Brachiopods #26: Pig Butt Worm #25: Crawling Crinoids #24: Tube Worms #23: Dumbo Octopus #22: Xenophyophores #21: Phronima #20: Swimming Sea Cucumbers #19: Black Devil Anglerfish #18: Venus Fly-trap Anemone #17: Tripod fish, Bathypterois #16: Chaunax, the red-eyed gaper #15: Spookfish, Rhinochimaera pacifica #14: Alviniconcha, the Hairy Vent…

Maps, maps, maps…

Lots of stuff happening locally at Community Cartographies Convergence: OCTOBER 16: DURHAM, 5:30pm-7:00pm Talk by Berkeley-based radical cartographer Trevor Paglen at the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University in conjunction with the Visiting Artists Series of Duke’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, and the 2008 Conference ‘Scenes of Secrecy’ OCTOBER 17: DURHAM,…

Will the rich save the planet?

Save the planet? Buy it: Millionaires are purchasing entire ecosystems around the world and turning them into conservation areas. Their goal? To stop environmental catastrophe. But will they know how to do it well? Will they inject some of their own incorrect ideas into their projects? Who will they listen to when designing these? Will…

Re-framing ‘Save The Planet’?

Interesting idea: “Save It” Global Warming message by 10 yr old from 1skycampaign on Vimeo. [Via – read the post as well]

Science Communicators of North Carolina: Tuesday, August 19 6:30-8:30 p.m. Science Cafe: Monster Storms – Hurricanes in North Carolina Dr. Ryan Boyles, State Climatologist and Director of the State Climate Office at NC State University with Dr. Anantha Aiyyer, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, Atmospheric Sciences at NC State. Tir Na…

Global Warming, Media and Politics

Robert Grumbine has a series of posts with thoughts about climate change and what a non-expert can do to get properly informed: Climate is a messy business: Climate certainly is a messy business. One of the things that makes it interesting to those of us who work on it is precisely that. Wherever you look,…

Sizzle

Yes, I am one of many SciBlings and other bloggers who got offered to pre-screen Randy Olson’s new movie “Sizzle” (check the Front Page of scienceblogs.com for links to all the others). I was reluctant at first, but in the end I gave in and agreed to preview a copy. Why was I reluctant? As…

Next Generation Energy

There is a new (temporary) blog on scienceblogs.com – Next Generation Energy: For the next three months, Seed editors and a hand-picked team of guest bloggers will delve into energy policies of all kinds–from carbon capture to windmills. Every Wednesday, we’ll post a new topic or question about alternative energy on the blog. In the…

Last night I thought I had fun, hearing both thunder and fireworks, but these guys could not just hear but also see not two but three spectacular things simultaneously – fireworks (left), comet McNaught (center) and lightning (right). And this was all captured in one of the most exciting photos I have seen recently, bound…

Tunguska explosion

Something happened in Siberia 100 years ago – exactly, on this day. I always found the event very intriguing. If you want to learn everything one needs and wants to know about the event, written in a way that will make you excited – go and read Archy’s latest masterpiece (hmmm, anthology-worthy?).