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Data Citation and Peer Review

25.08.2010

To better guide readers of academic papers to actual data sets used-so that readers can evaluate for themselves the data's integrity-scientists are beginning to formulate best practices and critical research needs for robust data citation in academic papers. (Colin Schultz, AGU)

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Amazing slomo film of hummingbirds

24.08.2010

Director Ann Prum of "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air" describes the breakthrough science and latest technologies that allowed her and the crew to reveal incredible new insights about these aerial athletes.

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Beer microbes live 553 days outside ISS

24.08.2010

Microbes sampled from cliffs near the British coastal town Beer survived 1.5 years in space living on the outside of the International Space Station.

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David Hughes, Penn State University

'Zombie ants' controlled by parasitic fungus since the mid Eocene.

19.08.2010

Earliest evidence of fungus that uses chemicals to take over ants' brains before they are killed.

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Comparison of global ocean colour data records

19.08.2010

The Inter­na­tional Ocean-Colour Coor­di­nat­ing Group (IOCCG) is inter­ested to pur­sue ocean colour research using remote sens­ing. It appears that the formation of typhoons or hurricanes is strongly controlled by ocean colour.

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Oldest animal?

19.08.2010

Possible animal-body fossils in pre-Marinoan limestones from South Australia. Video of 3D reconstruction of the fossils.

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High speed video of lightning

01.08.2010

Spectacular high speed video recording of multiple lightnings.

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