If Singing's Tough, Try Whistling

Next time you find yourself at a karaoke bar, let me suggest a song: Otis Redding’s “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.” <>  The reason? It’s got whistling in it. So you’ll sound better. Because new research out in the journal Royal Society Open Science says it’s easier to accurately whistle a melody More...

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By SLPundit On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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Zombie Cicadas' Bodies Are Literally Falling Apart

Author’s note: This blog post is rated not safe for lunch. Actually, it’s rated not safe for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or teatime. I debated whether I should even write it it’s so revolting but a friend who More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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Antarctic Glaciers Are Helping Drive Their Own Melt

Glaciers in Antarctica are melting from the bottom up as warm ocean water seeps underneath the ice. It’s now the dominant driver of ice loss across most of the continent. But while researchers know it’s happening, More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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In 200 Years Cows May Be the Biggest Land Mammals on the Planet

Around 13,000 years ago North America had a more diverse mammal community than modern-day Africa. There were multiple horse species, camels, llamas and a now-extinct animal called Glyptodon, which looked something More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Panel Recommends FDA Approval of Epilepsy Drug Derived from Marijuana

An expert panel on Thursday unanimously recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve a new medicine for two rare and devastating forms of epilepsy, paving the way for the authorization More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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What's it Like to be Queer in STEM?

A nationwide project is surveying the experiences of LGBTQ+ scientists to find out Confetti swirled around me as I thumbed the edges of the bright pink button. “We come out every day,” it read. Round and More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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How Deep Is Your Carbon Footprint?–Celebrate Earth Day with Data

In honor of Earth Day it is worth taking a moment to consider the impact we have on our planet as individuals. Those of us who live in developed countries probably know about some of the relatively simple steps More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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What termites teach us about designing green buildings

Science & Technology What can termites teach us about designing green buildings? ByLeah BurrowsSEAS Communications DateApril 17, 2018April 17, 2018 Researchers from the Harvard John More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Some Mutations Tied to Autism May Be Passed Down from Fathers

Some children with autism carry rare mutations in DNA segments that flank genes and control their expression—and they tend to inherit these mutations from their unaffected fathers, according to a study published More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Traffic Deaths Increase after 4:20 P.M. on 4/20

Tomorrow is April 20th—4/20. It’s sometimes called a “High Holiday”. Because for a lot of people, 4/20 is Marijuana Day. And for them it’s kind of a tradition to start lighting up at 4:20 P.M. on 4/20. More...