Quantum eyes.

31 January 2011 grant b 0

Migrating robins have something better than magnets in their heads, Wired reports. They’ve got quantum sensors in their eyes: European robins may maintain quantum entanglement […]

Nabokov knew his butterflies.

27 January 2011 grant b 0

Vladimir Nabokov. Modern literary genius. Darling of the New York Times. And now, certified brilliant entomological theorist: There were several plausible hypotheses for how the […]

Pink, but not pretty.

26 January 2011 grant b 0

LiveScience joins forces with Peggy Orenstein to take on the “pink princess” culture and what it’s doing to our daughters: You spoke to scientists about […]

SONG: Leatherback, Crossing.

23 January 2011 grant b 0

SONG: “Leatherback, Crossing.” [Download] . (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: Based on “Secret voyages of leatherback turtles revealed using transmitters”, […]

A gentler Eoraptor

20 January 2011 grant b 0

Nature breaks the news to us that small, fierce prehistoric predator Eoraptor – the “dawn-predator” – might have been a plant-eater all along: Many palaeontologists […]

Music makes us high.

18 January 2011 grant b 0

ArsTechnica explores the way music intoxicates us – with dopamine: To learn more about the music/brain/stimulation process, the McGill researchers followed subjects through the ‘chills’ […]

Zap the ringing away.

17 January 2011 grant b 0

One that hits close to my heart. University of Texas researchers have come up with a way to zap tinnitus: Researchers Dr. Michael Kilgard and […]