A science salon
The distribution of giant squid around the world. Image created by NASA, from Wikipedia.
A Blog by Brian Switek
Posted Fri, 01/25/2013
An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!
Glenn Seaborg did more than just discover oodles of chemical elements. He had a sense of humor too.
by Robert Krulwich
Top Jurassic Carnivore Had an Amazing Gape
T. rex could open wide, but this dinosaur's bite was really jaw-dropping.
by Brian Switek
Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail
A new form of drug resistance, found in pigs and people in China, could ruin the very last last-resort antibiotic.
by Maryn McKenna