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The Hubble Telescope captured globular cluster M13 in the northern sky:

Twilight

Look up tonight at twilight… for the three brightest objects the sky–Jupiter, Venus and the moon (a crescent only 5-percent illuminated)–will align for a spectacular site. Regular readers know I love all things space and this evening offers a unique opportunity for enthusiasts everywhere. Gaze up at dusk (they’ll set by mid-evening) and let’s hope…

Eye of Sauron

The first visible-light snapshot of a planet circling another star thanks to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope: Planet Fomalhaut b orbits the star Fomalhaut, 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Australis. I cannot help but be reminded of Tolkien: ‘The Eye was rimmed with fire, but was itself glazed, yellow as a cat’s, watchful and…

Sex & Science At Sixteen

If you watch prime time tv, music videos, or walk past a magazine stand, it would appear that the average adolescent male has sex on the brain. I never gave it much thought, although regular readers know by now I’m not particularly comfortable with any kind of generalization. We humans are a diverse bunch. If…

Of Science And Love

Let science calculate, postulate, and hypothesize, Offer theories for feelings we can’t rationalize, Value a dopamine uptake equation. Even so, love requires no explanation. And with that I’m off to Beantown this Valentine’s Day for AAAS…

The Science of Kissing

Ah, February… that very special time of year for celebrating the one we love (or bemoaning the greeting card industry). While flipping through the month’s Scientific American, I came upon this article about ‘Why We Kiss‘ and immediately found myself intrigued. Now I expect most of us hope to experience the ‘ever-elusive, out-of-the-ballpark-home-run, earth-shattering, perfect…

We’re Being Studied!

How’s that for role reversal on Science Blogs? Well, leave it to the good folks at Carnegie Mellon… Scientists have long studied how information, influence or physical items move through networks. But by combining that field of research with how to optimally detect the flow in a cost-effective way, the Carnegie Mellon researchers have devised…

2007: A Space Odyssey

Long ago, before I wandered through tidepools and discovered the majestic sea cucumber, I wanted to be an astrobiologist. To this day, little captures my imagination and attention so intently as the study of space. And I know I’m not alone… From Carl Sagan to George Lucas, most everyone seems just as completely fascinated about…

Sex In My Inbox

Okay folks, while I’m pleased so many are fascinated by Randy’s video, I’m also overwhelmed by the sheer number of science related sex videos flooding my inbox. It’s enough to make a marine scientist blush (and I’m starting to wonder if all this content may be setting off some kind of deviant cyberspace alarm). While…

Cruise, Cruise Baby!

Yesterday’s barnacle video was tremendously popular. So much so, that readers in the world of science have been sending me related links ever since I posted the well-endowed arthropod. Having spent time doing research at sea in the Gulf of Maine, this particular one spoke to my own heart. Ever wonder what it’s like to…