In the following post I will enumerate the many ways in which current science repeatedly demonstrates that giant squids are awesomesauce. Awesome: (adj) amazing, awe-inspiring, awful, awing (inspiring awe…View More From The Editor’s Desk: Giant Squid=Awesomesauce
During the Science Online conference, Chris Mooney said that the response to Climategate should be to train and pay “deadly ninjas of science communication.” If…View More Climate Ninjas Wanted
If you’ve got $250 to blow, blow it on this. The ChumBuddy sleeping bag will snuggle you so sweetly as it gnaws upon your innards.…View More Sleeping with the fishes
And Boing Boing’s science editor Maggie Koerth-Baker tells us why in a videocast!View More Everybody Loves Cephalopods
Another disturbing paper about the BP oil spill was published this week. The new study from Wood’s Hole researchers shows lingering traces of dispersant in…View More No S*&%t Sherlock, dispersants DON’T degrade quickly
I’m hosting the Boneyard Blog Carnival, a monthly celebration of fossils, paleobiology, extinction and history of paleoscience. So send me all your submissions this weekend…View More Send Me Your Paleo Links!
You can watch the entire 54th Russian Antarctic Expedition led Captain Valery Viktorov on the “Akademik Fedorov” in just nine minutes. Probably will make you yearn…View More Cruise The Ice Pack With Russians
I attended the women in blogging session at Science Online, and I’ve been watching the discussion on women in the blogosphere with some bemusement. My…View More Let’s talk about sex (in science)
This semester I am teaching a full on lecture course in Deep Sea Biology at my institution. It is a great opportunity for me and…View More Deep Sea 101: Introduction and What Is the Deep Sea?
Wired has an excellent new video chronicling Piccard and Walsh’s descent to the Mariana Trench. To unpublished interview with Piccard from three years before his death…View More Explorer Recounts Deepest-Ever Ocean Expedition