Friday, September 5, 2008

Science Friday 090508

A Conversation With Heidi B. Hammel Astronomer Devoted to the Icy and Far Away By CLAUDIA DREIFUS, NYTimes
Heidi B. Hammel’s goals are to learn everything possible about Neptune and Uranus and to take the information to the public.

About Death, Just Like Us or Pretty Much Unaware? By NATALIE ANGIER, NYTimes
Do animals grieve like we do?

Arctic Ice Shelves Crumbling Rapidly in Canada NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
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ANIMATED PHOTO: Ice Shelf Hanging by a Thread (July 14, 2008)

PHOTOS: "The Big Thaw" in National Geographic Magazine (July 2007)

Barack Obama's answers to the top 14 science questions facing America SCIENCEDEBATE2008

For the Brain, Remembering Is Like Reliving By BENEDICT CAREY, NYTimes
For the first time, scientists have recorded individual brain cells fetching a spontaneous memory.

Gaming Evolves By CARL ZIMMER, NYTimes
A new video game allows players to create their own evolving organism.
Video: Evolutionary Gaming

Dot Earth: Open Water Circling North Pole? Not Quite By Andrew C. Revkin, NYTimes

Physics rap is high-energy hit on YouTube SFGate
Who says science doesn't turn people on? Kate McAlpine is a rising star on YouTube for her rap performance - about high-energy particle physics.
KateMcAlpine.com
Kate McAlpine's The Large Hadron Rap on YouTube
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research on YouTube

Podcast: NYTimes Science Times
David Corcoran, a science editor, explores some of the topics addressed in this week’s Science Times. How to Subscribe (mp3)

Spot on Popularity Scale Speaks to the Future; Middle Has Its Rewards By BENEDICT CAREY, NYTimes
High school students know that popularity is far more than a temporary competition, and in recent years psychologists have confirmed that intuition.

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