Archive for June, 2012

The Paradox of Tetrachromacy

The Paradox of Tetrachromacy

Four-coned women are not usually aware of their ability to perceive superior color resolution. Not only is it difficult to self-identify as tetrachromatic, it is just as challenging to craft experiments to study it.

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REVIEW: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters

REVIEW: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters

Part textbook, part creationist’s worst nightmare, Prothero delivers an accessible resource for understanding both evolution and the ideology of its detractors.

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Spectacular Footage of Aurora Borealis

Spectacular Footage of Aurora Borealis

Take a few moments out of your busy day to bask in this peerless stop motion video of one of our planet’s most beautiful phenomenons: the aurora borealis.

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Runaway Ice Loss in the Arctic

Runaway Ice Loss in the Arctic

The latest NASA study finds that we are losing the Arctic’s collection of sea ice faster than anticipated. Satellite capture and altimetry paint a rather dreary picture of the situation at our North Pole.

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