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Prof. A's Science Fix- February 22nd Edition

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…

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Added by Adriana on February 22, 2013 at 5:00pm — 22 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix- February 1st Edition

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…

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Added by Adriana on February 2, 2013 at 11:30am — 31 Comments

Comments and moderation

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 "…

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Added by Adriana on February 2, 2013 at 10:55am — 4 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix - January 11 edition

FEATURED VIDEO

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…

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Added by Adriana on January 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — 46 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix- December 21 2012 (end of the world) Edition

FEATURED VIDEO

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.…

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Added by Adriana on December 21, 2012 at 1:10pm — 30 Comments

Prof. A. Weekly Science Fix- November 30 2012 Edition

FEATURED IMAGE: Saturn and its rings. I know that this huge planet is a favorite of many of our…

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Added by Adriana on November 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — 33 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix- November 16 2012 Edition

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…

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Added by Adriana on November 16, 2012 at 3:51pm — 30 Comments

The extraordinary Uruguayan president, José Mujica

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…

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Added by Adriana on November 13, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix- October 26 2012 Edition

EYE CANDY

 

Winners of the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. It must have been so hard to pick a First Place Winner; there are…

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Added by Adriana on October 26, 2012 at 11:30am — 44 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix- October 19 2012 Edition

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…

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Added by Adriana on October 19, 2012 at 9:30am — 70 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix- September 14 2012

THE COLOR BLUE IN LIVING ORGANISMS

 

Blue has always been my favorite color, ever since early childhood (no pink for me, no thanks!). I…

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Added by Adriana on September 14, 2012 at 7:00pm — 54 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix- August 31 2012 edition

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,…

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Added by Adriana on August 31, 2012 at 10:30am — 38 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix- Aug 17 2012 Edition

I would like to start my blog highlighting innovations.

FEATURED VIDEO: The invisible bicycle helmet

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Added by Adriana on August 17, 2012 at 9:18pm — 9 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix- Aug 10 2012 Edition

There is no denying that the biggest news in science this week comes from NASA. Something very exciting has just happened:…

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Added by Adriana on August 10, 2012 at 4:30pm — 40 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix- Aug 4 2012 Edition

(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…

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Added by Adriana on August 4, 2012 at 11:30am — 15 Comments

Prof. A's Science Fix- July 20 2012 Edition

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…

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Added by Adriana on July 20, 2012 at 12:00pm — 36 Comments

Prof. A.'s Science Fix- June 22 2012 Edition

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…

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Added by Adriana on June 22, 2012 at 2:33pm — 15 Comments

Prof. A.'s Science Fix- June 8 2012 Edition

FEATURED VIDEO: Time lapse video of the transit of Venus in front of the Sun, June 5th

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.…

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Added by Adriana on June 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — 14 Comments

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