Archive for December, 2012

December 31, 2012 – Greenland and Antarctica

Today’s Photos & Videos

Greenland and Antarctica ‘have lost four trillion tonnes of ice’ in 20 years

December 30, 2012 – decoy building spider

Today’s Photos & Videos

New Species of ‘Decoy’ Spider Likely Discovered At Tambopata Research Center

December 29, 2012 – The Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty

Today’s Photos & Videos

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty

December 28, 2012 – The Chemistry of Snowflakes

Today’s Photos

The Chemistry of Snowflakes

December 27, 2012 – Zooniverse: real science online

Zooniverse: a place where the average citizen interested in science, can contribute to solving real science mysteries

December 26, 2012 – Rhinos and Elephants

Today’s photos Rhinos and elephants: the secret lives of Africa’s giants

December 25, 2012 – Restless Genes

Today’s Photos Restless Genes The compulsion to see what lies beyond that far ridge or that ocean—or this planet—is a defining part of human identity and success.

December 24, 2012 – Dabblers vs. Divers

Today’s Photos Dabblers vs. Divers More about Dabblers vs. Divers

December 23, 2012 – Christmas Bird Count

Today’s Photos & Videos

The count goes on from mid-December to Jan. 5 across the Western Hemisphere.

Texas Bird Count Gives Scientists Alarming Climate Change Clues

Christmas Bird Count:

The Birds of Fresh Pond Reservation

December 22, 2012, books about the natural world

Today’s Photos

The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature by David George Haskell Darwin’s Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution, by Rebecca Stott

December 16, 2012 – time capsules of life


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Today’s Weather. Scroll down to see last month’s Weather Calendar.

Link of the day: Seeds: Time Capsules of Life

Book of the day: Seeds: Time Capsules of Life “In this lavish collection, artist Rob Kesseler and seed morphologist Wolfgang Stuppy of the Millennium Seed Bank at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, present a natural history of seeds, illustrated with close-up photographs and scanning electron micrographs. The images afford an unprecedented view into a most astonishing microcosm, where even the tiniest examples are exquisitely beautiful and sophisticated—in fact Kesseler’s work has been called “mystifying,” “astounding,” and “awe-inspiring” by scientists and critics around the world. Seeds constitutes an essential source book not only for those fascinated by the natural world, but also for artists, designers, and anyone interested in the development of biological structures. This brand-new edition features a preface by HRH the Prince of Wales, himself an avid conservationist. With its studied narrative and beautiful photographic eye, this keepsake volume is a stunning tribute to the beauty and marvel of seeds.”

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