Will genomic science help the iconic passenger pigeon return from extinction? (My feature for UCSC’s Science Communication Program, also published on Wired.com)
As some of the world’s last laboratory chimpanzees retire to sanctuaries, a specialist in evolutionary psychiatry suggests treatment for our captive kin. (Published on Scientific American)
Organized brain activity in dying rodents could suggest a physical basis for human near-death experiences (ScienceNOW)
A variety of lineages within the virus could suggest multiple animal sources
Ongoing coverage of the House Science Committee’s subpoena to the EPA on the ScienceInsider policy blog
Jure Leskovec uses information collected from sites like Twitter, Wikipedia and Facebook to tackle big questions about how society works.
The the scenic coastal hills of Fort Ord are destined to be a prime recreation spot …once the live grenades and artillery are cleared.
Study of arthropods estimates the speed of “big bang” in Earth’s diversity (ScienceNOW)
On the SciCom class blog: my exploration of the weirdest science you’ll ever eat.