Dear readers of the Science Fix: real life is interfering with my online life in a big way (but in a good way) and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for me to write this blog in a timely fashion. I’m hoping to be able to still post a Science Fix at least a couple of times a month, but I may not be able to do in the future, because…Continue
I dedicate this blog post to all animal lovers, to those of us perpetually fascinated by the animal kingdom, especially other fellow vertebrates, and even more specially mammals and birds. This blog is a critter edition: we have necking giraffes, killer cats, co-evolving dogs, blind mole rats showcasing evolution in action, pigeon DNA, smart dolphins, and more! Sorry…Continue
Since quite a few people have their own blogs in addition to graciously hanging out online with us here at Atheist Universe, I want to wholeheartedly and vehemently recommend THE BEST blog post on moderation comments. It is especially valid for science blogs, but not only for science blogs. The blog post is "…Continue
The Monty Hall Problem
The Monty Hall paradox is a probability puzzle based on the American television game show Let's Make a Deal, the one with the three doors, where 1 door contains a highly coveted prize and the other two, useless stuff. Monty Hall was the…Continue
Biofluorescent Night Dive - Dahab/Red Sea (Egypt), Masbat Bay/Mashraba, "Roman Rock". You can see feather stars and hermit crab on fire coral, porcupine fish, pufferfish, scorpion fish, cuttlefish, anemones, among others.…Continue
FEATURED IMAGE: Saturn and its rings. I know that this huge planet is a favorite of many of our members. Hat tip to Phil Plait: what a fantastic grayscale…Continue
This edition will be an all-biology edition. I have been unable to keep up with general science news and blog writing as I would like to do, but fortunately, the “obstacle” was actually doing science so I’m not complaining. Biology is my comfort zone and I can process information and write much faster if I stick to it. So you’re getting a Bio Fix today. My apologies…Continue
José "Pepe" Mujica, 77, is possibly the world's most atypical politician. He used to be an urban guerrilla fighter and spent 14 years in prison during the military dictatorship in the 70s, 80s. A few years after his release from prison (amnesty was granted to political prisoners after the dictatorship ended and democracy returned), he was elected to Congress and then became a member of the Uruguayan Senate. He has been President since 2010 (Uruguay has 5 year Presidential terms). He does not…Continue
Winners of the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. It must have been so hard to pick a First Place Winner; there are some truly beautiful and remarkable photos there! I loved the…Continue
I’m trying something different for this blog. Normally I highlight a combination of science news or studies that I pick from within our site, and others that were not posted on our site, but that I find interesting. For this edition, I’m highlighting only news and studies from outside our site, and the blog will also be shorter. The reasons I’m doing this are: 1) it’s…Continue
OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
Evidence of past flowing water on Mars discovered by NASA’s Curiosity Rover. It’s not the first …Continue
Blue has always been my favorite color, ever since early childhood (no pink for me, no thanks!). I…Continue
I have an announcement to make: I will be a speaker at the Women In Secularism 2 conference next May in Washington DC, probably in a panel on pseudoscience, alternative medicine, etc.
FEATURED VIDEO: The invisible bicycle helmet
Video produced by WG Film…Continue
(Shorter edition this week, sorry)
It’s summer in the Northern hemisphere, and although weather and climate are different things, it’s hard to stop thinking about climate change when there are spectacular displays of warming happening very quickly right before our eyes, such as this:
After a brief hiatus for vacation and catching up with work following vacation, I’m back to blogging science for you guys. I hope you like this edition! As usual, comments and suggestions are welcome.
Showing great videos is always a good way to start a blog post. Absolutely do not miss this…Continue
NOTE: there won't be a Science Fix for 2-3 weeks since I will be taking a vacation!
I will start this blog with everything human. Then interesting news regarding the natural world. I’ll throw I an arthropod or two to keep Michel happy. I will then post a pretty photo, and an interesting video. I declare today “reverse Friday”…Continue
Venus passed in front of the Sun this week for the last time until 2117. IN this NASA HD video, Venus transit as seen in the 171 wavelength. This channel is especially good at showing coronal loops -…Continue