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A sparkling blue “alien” in our own seas

Vivid blue creatures with sparkling bioluminescence... not just the province of expensive special effects in sci-fi movies. Here in earth's own oceans you can find the lovely Corynactis viridis: You can read more about this intriguing little organism (and see other beautiful videos of sea creatures) at the blog of Morphologic Studios - a "scientific…
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A non-scientist’s mash note to the Large Hadron Collider

[caption id="attachment_167" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Science!"][/caption] We need more science writing like this... Kurt Andersen's appreciative essay in Vanity Fair about the Large Hadron Collider: The believe-it-or-not superlatives are so extreme and Tom Swiftian they make you smile. The L.H.C. is not merely the world’s largest particle accelerator but the largest machine ever built. At the…