Archives for the month of: December, 2014

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Have a look at this project on BBC’s iWonder website.

Migrating golden-winged warblers fled one day ahead of the US 2014 tornado – BBC News

Ibuprofen increases longevity in some lab organisms, which might mean it could combat aging.


Impending fatherhood can lower two hormones–testosterone and estradiol–for men, even before their babies are born, a new University of Michigan study found. Thanks to American Biotechnologist.

When we lose weight, we breathe out the loss mass as carbon dioxide. Doesn’t make losing weight any easier, it just means that at last we know where it goes. And no, it doesn’t mean that dieters are responsible for climate change!

According to BBC News, Nasa’s Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars, which ‘might hint at past or present life on the planet’

It’s that time of the year when you are looking for Christmas gifts for the scientist in your life. Have a look at this post on xxpress PCR for some great DNA-themed ideas.

Every day until Christmas Day, the In Focus site will present an amazing new image of our universe from NASA’s Hubble telescope

Fossil hunters have found a skull of a horned dinosaur, the oldest found in North America so far at 100 million years | Guardian

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