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Today, we move to our new home at Discover Blogs: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection While we have immensely enjoyed being a part of Scienceblogs, we’ve decided together that it is time to move on. Our tremendous thanks go out to Seed for hosting The Intersection since 2006 where we’ve been honored to share the network with such an…

Upcoming Events: VA, FL, OK, PA

It’s been a while since I had a good string of talks lined up–it’s harder, I think, to do a lot of them from the West Coast. But now I’m back east and about to embark for the first two of these four upcoming appearances; so mark them down if you’re in the area. And…

Chris and I have been hard at work planning something big… Check back at 11 for details!

Guest post by Brian Hare, Evolutionary Anthropologist at Duke University Last month, a 200 pound male chimpanzee named Travis mauled a woman outside the home where he has been living with his owner Sandra Herold. Charla Nash was nearly killed by Travis and now has life changing wounds to her face while Travis was stabbed…

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Stocks tumbled Monday, with the Dow and S&P 500 falling to 12-year lows after insurance company American International Group’s huge quarterly loss added to worries about the financial sector and the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) lost almost 300 points, or 4.2% to end at 6763.29, its lowest point…

Mark your calendars for the launch of ASU’s new Origins Initiative on April 6, 2009. Tickets go on sale next week and the event will be broadcast live online. It looks like a terrific line up including Stephen Hawking, Steven Pinker, Brian Greene, and new Director, (and Science Debate co-founder) Lawrence Krauss. The Origins Symposium…

Stopping By The Reef Tank

Readers at The Reef Tank were interested to learn more about marine science, so I was happy for the opportunity to chat with Ava earlier this week.  As I explained during our conversation, aquariums need not be detrimental to biodiversity when managed responsibly.  I suspect most people enjoy the hobby because they are also fascinated…

Listen to NPR’s News & Notes today for our friend Al Teich–the Director of Science and Policy Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science–will discuss science under the Obama Administration, the stimulus package, and more. Find your local station or listen to the podcast here.

All the tropics folks have a habit of going on and on about species diversity, but it turns out the poles aren’t as desolate as many expected. The Census of Marine Life has just released a report documenting about 7,500 species in the Antarctic and 5,500 in the Arctic including several hundred critters possibly new…

A Note From Sheril

I’m posting this on Sheril’s behalf, as she is in the hospital right now: Dear readers and friends in and out of the blogosphere, I am extremely appreciative for so many emails during the past week. Thanks for offering your guestrooms, travel recommendations, and road trip advice. Thank you for invitations to speak at universities…