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Archives for April, 2007

They sleep an average of 20 hours, and subsist on less than two pounds of gum leaves per day. Yet an absence of natural predators and extremely low metabolic demands may not be enough to keep Australia’s koala population alive into the next century.

Seed Honored in the Webbies

We’d like to thank the Academy…the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, that is, for their designation of ScienceBlogs.com, Seedmagazine.com, and the Seedmagazine.com video spot “The Synthesizer: A Video Portrait of E.O. Wilson,” as “official honorees” in the 11th Annual Webby Awards. According to the Webbies, based on creative and functional criteria, honoree websites…

Welcome, Shifting Baselines!

If you’ve ever complained that the kids today just don’t understand how things used to be in the good old days, then you’ve grasped the concept of shifting baselines. The phrase, coined by University of British Columbia’s Fisheries Centre Director Dr. Daniel Pauly in 1995, refers to the way that as reality changes over time,…

It’s Friday afternoon, and scores are in for the Erlenmeyer Flask vs. Fossil Fuels game at Chemical Arena. Erlenmeyer Flask went into the first quarter hoping to contain Fossil Fuels. The team (sometimes known by its nickname, Conical Flask), clearly—and of necessity—adheres to the philosophy that the best offense is a good defense. As long…

Ask a ScienceBlogger Returns!

Starting today, ScienceBlogs is introducing a new-and-improved feature that allows you, dear reader, to tap into the brain-power and expertise of the ScienceBlogs collective mind—all to answer your most burning questions about matters scientific. Every couple of weeks, a ScienceBlogs blogger will craft a succinct, specific answer to a question from his or her area…

Hello, and welcome to the Sweet Sixteen round of the Science Spring Showdown—ScienceBlogs’ answer to March Madness. (Feeling confused? Catch yourself up on what this is all about, here). The phrase “Mad as a March Hatter” might be apposite. But be that as it may, Page 3.14 is nothing short of delighted to host the…

Call for Concerned Cartoonists

Attention all doodlers: The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is now accepting entries for its second annual Science Idol editorial cartoon contest. The grand prize includes $500 and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to tour the UCS offices and meet with Tom Toles, editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post. Here’s the catch: You…

Meet Craig McClain: the snorkeling, Southern-boy sea scientist of Deep Sea News. If you’d like to hire him, especially, he’s available for interviews at 831-… What’s your name? Craig R. McClain. The R stands for rascal.