Year 2010

Year 2010: Discover Magazine blogs (80beats and Discoblog); The Scientist (magazine and online); Wired Science; Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Discover Magazine Blogging (September 2010 through December 2010):

–> 80beats
December 1st, 2010 — The 2 Ingredients for Self-Replicating Solar Power: Sahara Sand & Sun
November 30th, 2010 — Russia Will Spend $2 Billion on a Space Drone to Tidy up Orbit
November 30th, 2010 — Are Antibiotic-Infused Products Causing Allergies in Kids?
November 29th, 2010 — Age-Reversing Drugs on the Horizon? Not So Fast.
November 24th, 2010 — Dark Energy Theory Gets a Boost From New Galactic Measurements
November 24th, 2010 — Animal Testing Advocate Gets “AIDS-Tainted Razor Blades” in the Mail
November 23d, 2010 — Once-a-Day Pill Reduces HIV Infections—Would People Actually Take It?
November 23rd, 2020 — Video Reveals How a Flying Snake Slithers Through the Air
November 23rd, 2010 — Study: A Redesigned Combat Helmet Could Prevent Brain Injuries
November 22nd, 2010 — Thanks, Global Recession: You Made Carbon Emissions Drop a Little
November 22nd, 2010 — Tiger Summit: World Leaders Gather to Save the Big Cat From Extinction
November 19th, 2010 — Peeping Tom Camera Uses Lasers to Peer Around Corners
November 18th, 2010 — Hopping Mars Rover Could Run on Isotopes and Martian Air
November 16th, 2010 — The Little Space Probe That Could: Hayabusa Brought Home Asteroid Dust
November 15th, 2010 — Airline Passenger Refuses to Be Groped by Security; Becomes a Folk Hero
November 12th, 2010 — “Cool It”: Climate Contrarian Bjorn Lomborg Takes His Message to the Movies
November 12th, 2010 — World’s Oldest Embryo Fossils Shed Light on Dinosaur Parenting
November 11th, 2010 — Stem Cell Injections Give Mice Mighty Muscles
November 10th, 2010 — Nanogenerator Takes Us One Step Closer to Power-Generating Clothing
November 9th, 2010 — “Story of Stuff” Crusade Takes on E-Waste and Planned Obsolescence
November 8th, 2010 — Going Direct: Researchers Change Skin Into Blood With No Stops in Between
November 5th, 2010 — What It Takes to Make a Fancy Hand Ax: A Fancy Brain
November 5th, 2010 — Natural Disaster Report: Hurricane Threatens Haiti, Indonesian Volcano Erupts
November 4th, 2010 — Researchers Try to Improve Math Skills With Electrical Zaps to the Brain
November 3rd, 2010 — Holographic Video Device Could Bring Star Wars Tech to Your Living Room
November 3rd, 2010 — Two Studies Undermine Fish Oil’s Role as a Brain Food
(broken link) November 2nd, 2010 — Follow the “Truthy” Tweets to Find Twitter’s Political Spammers
November 1st, 2010 — Miniature Human Liver Grown in Lab; Seems to Work Like the Real Thing
October 29th, 2010 — Plastic Chemical BPA Linked to Lower Sperm Count & Quality
(broken link) October 28th, 2010 — How “Snowball Earth” Could Have Triggered the Rise of Life
October 25th, 2010 — Photos: Insects Trapped in Amber Offer a Glimpse of Prehistoric Bug Life (gallery)
October 25th, 2010 — Google Street View’s Privacy Blunder Just Keeps Getting Worse
October 22nd, 2010 — Spaceport America Dedicates Its Runway; Flights *Could* Begin in 2011
October 22nd, 2010 — Running by the Books: Math for the Marathoner
October 22nd, 2010 — “Life Ascending” Wins the Royal Society’s Science Book Prize
October 21st, 2010 — Pretty Liquid Crystal Experiments Could Reorganize Electronic Displays (gallery)
October 19th, 2010 — Could an Experimental Memory Drug Put an End to “Senior Moments”?
October 19th, 2010 — Implantable LEDs Could Be Medical Sensors, or Sweet Glowing Tattoos (gallery)
October 18th, 2019 — Bone Bite Marks Suggest That T. Rex Dabbled in Cannibalism
October 15th, 2010 — 2 New Ways to Kick Heroin: A High-Blocking Injection, a Long-Lasting Implant
October 14th, 2010 — Plastic Chemical BPA Is Officially Toxic in Canada
October 14th, 2010 — X Marks the Spot of a Dramatic Asteroid Collision
October 13th, 2010 — Obama Administration Lifts Deep-Water Drilling Moratorium
October 12th, 2010 — Um… That “Goldilocks” Exoplanet May Not Exist
October 12th, 2010 — Study: A “Pessimistic” Dog Is More Likely to Destroy Your Slippers
October 12th, 2010 — Offshore Wind Farming Gets a Giant Google Boost
October 11th, 2010 — Google’s Self-Driving Cars Are Cruising the California Highways
October 8th, 2010 — A New Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed People to Walk Again
October 7th, 2010 — Tropical Animals May Get a Dangerous Metabolic Jolt From Climate Change
October 6th, 2010 — Toxic Sludge Floods Hungarian Countryside, Threatens the Danube River
October 5th, 2010 — Thrifty Brits Make Natural Gas out of Sewage and Beer-Brewing Leftovers
October 1st, 2010 — U.S. Apologizes for Deliberately Infecting Guatemalans With Syphilis
September 30th, 2010 — Russian Company Plans to Open Orbital Space Hotel in 2016
September 30th, 2010 — Long-Lost Letters From DNA Pioneers Reveal Conflicts and Tensions
September 29th, 2010 — After 9 Years Retirement, Lab Chimps May Return to Medical Testing
September 27th, 2010 — Super-Sophisticated Computer Virus Apparently Targeted Iran’s Power Plants
September 23rd, 2010 — The First Ever Flight of a Pedal-Powered, Wing-Flapping Vehicle
September 22nd, 2010 — Hackers Infect Twitterverse With Worm Using Old, Known Bug
September 21st, 2010 — FDA Committee Punts on Question of Biotech Fish
September 21st, 2010 — Does a Common Cold Virus Boost Chances of Childhood Obesity?
September 20th, 2010 — Found: A Part of the Brain That Knows When the Brain Is Wrong

–> Discoblog
December 1st, 2010 — Great Space Balls of Fire! How to Explain Weird Sightings Over Australia?
November 30th, 2010 — To Make Gold Nanoparticles, Add a Dash of Cinnamon
November 30th, 2010 — Guilt-Free Procrastination: This Online Game Could Cure Genetic Diseases
November 29th, 2010 — Indian Dentist: Elephant Tusk Surgery Was an “Elephantine Task”
November 24th, 2010 — Chubby Kitties, Tubby Turtles, Mega Marmosets: Animals Are Fattening Up
November 24th, 2010 — Geckos Always Land on Their Feet—and So Does This Gecko-Bot
November 23rd, 2010 — Big Scientists Pick Big Science’s Biggest Mistakes
November 22nd, 2010 — New “Symphony of Science” Video—Featuring a Melodious Discover Blogger!
November 22nd, 2010 — Amateur Cryptographers Go Gaga Over New Kryptos Clue: B-E-R-L-I-N
November 19th, 2010 — Mother’s Fatty Diet Makes Baby Monkeys Afraid of Mr. Potato Head
November 19th, 2010 — Is This the Peak of Peak Panic? Peak Chocolate, Peak Maple Syrup, & More (gallery)
November 18th, 2010 — In the Glorious Future, Could Space Travel Be Poop-Powered?
November 17th, 2010 — The Sweet Sound of Seepage: Listening to the Oil Spill
November 17th, 2010 — LHC Particle Physicists to World: Our New Album Drops December 6th
November 16th, 2010 — Let Loose the Coyotes? Chicago Embraces Rat-Hunting Predators
November 16th, 2010 — Movie Soundtracks Use Animal-Like Sounds to Tug on Your Emotions
November 15th, 2010 — How Not to Get a Flat on the Moon: Use a Spring-Packed Super Tire
November 15th, 2010 — Science Idol! Arab Reality TV Show Puts Inventors in the Spotlight
November 12th, 2010 — What Does Your City Smell Like? DARPA Wants to Know
November 12th, 2010 — Nutritionists to America: For the Love of God, Don’t Try the Twinkie Diet (reported)
November 11th, 2010 — Prescription for an Aggressive Man: Look at More Meat
November 11th, 2010 — Your Next Sponge Bath May Come From a Robot Named Cody
November 10th, 2010 — DOGS AWAY! Pups Go Parachuting to Sniff out the Taliban
(broken link) November 10th, 2010 — And the Prize for World’s Largest Testicles Goes to… the Bushcricket!
November 9th, 2010 — Step 1: Pee on Stick. Step 2: Ask Your Phone if You Have an STD
November 9th, 2010 — Why People of Other Races “All Look Alike” to You
November 8th, 2010 — The Monkey Snuggle Market: How Much for a Quick Nuzzle?
November 8th, 2010 — Toasty Testicles From Laptops Could Make for Less Fertile Nerds
November 5th, 2010 — The Secret Knowledge of Taxi Drivers Could Be Added to Online Maps
November 4th, 2010 — Impact: Earth! Lets You Smash Your Home Planet to Bits
November 4th, 2010 — Happy Meal Set to Become a Sad Meal in San Francisco
(broken link) November 3rd, 2010 — Chatbot Debates Climate Change Deniers on Twitter so You Don’t Have to
November 3rd, 2010 — Laser-Powered Helicopter Breaks Records, Is Pretty Cute
(broken link) November 2nd, 2010 — USB Ports on New York City’s Streets: Plug in if You Dare (gallery)
November 1st, 2010 — Sexy Black Truffle Porn: Not as Exciting as You Hoped
November 1st, 2010 — iPhone Alarm Bug Gave Thousands of Europeans an Excuse to Sleep in
(broken link) October 29th, 2010 — Don’t Try This at Home: Flamingos Get Their Blush From Oily Rump Glands
October 29th, 2010 — “Octopus Head War” Pits Korean Health Officials Against Fishermen
October 29th, 2010 — Everest Gets 3G Coverage; Avalanche of Tweets & Status Updates to Follow
October 28th, 2010 — Take the “Ultimate Intelligence Test” to Find out if You’re Ultimately Smart
(broken link) October 28th, 2010 — For Bees, Solving Tricky Math Problems Is All in a Day’s Work
October 25th, 2010 — To Animate a Drunken Mess, Use New Algorithms for Wrinkled Clothing and Flushed Faces
October 22nd, 2010 — The Guggenheim/YouTube Art Experiment: See Winning Videos Here
October 21st, 2010 — Robot, Build Thyself: Machine Made of Lego Builds Models Made of Lego
October 21st, 2010 — Coming Soon to the Internets: Digitized Dead Sea Scrolls
October 19th, 2010 — Ontario Parents Try to Protect School Kids From Dangerous WiFi Rays
October 19th, 2010 — From the Case Files: The Peanut Butter Cookie and the Lungs of Doom (reported)
October 18th, 2010 — Dance, Fembot, Dance–Right Into the Uncanny Valley
October 15th, 2010 — Get Your Steampunk On: This Guy’s Building a Computer From 1837
October 15th, 2010 — NASA and Etsy Team Up to Get Their Space Craft(ing) On (gallery, reported)
October 14th, 2010 — Punching Robot Totally Breaks Asimov’s First Rule
October 14th, 2010 — What’s That Flavor? I Can’t Taste It Over All This Noise
October 13th, 2010 — The Platypus Can Poison You 80 Different Ways
October 13th, 2010 — Does a 200-Year-Old Gourd Contain the Blood of a Beheaded King?
October 12th, 2010 — 2 Ways to Keep an Eye on Illegal Logging: Watch on Tiger-Cam; Bug the Trees
October 12th, 2010 — How & Why to Write a Bacterial Opera for the Ig Nobel Awards (reported)
October 11th, 2010 — “Whale Wars” TV Show Leads to Real-Life Feud Between Activists
October 8th, 2010 — Digital Retouching Reaches a Whole New Level, and a New Cup Size
October 8th, 2010 — Paint + Sound Waves + High Speed Cameras = Mind-Boggling Beauty (gallery)
October 7th, 2010 — Alcohol Makes You Think Everyone Is Out to Get You
October 7th, 2010 — Green Living Meets Vertical Farming in Wacky “Edible House” Design (gallery)
October 6th, 2010 — Robo Tanks to Guard Nuclear Facility. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
October 5th, 2010 — Climate Change Activists’ Head-Exploding Ad May Have Gone a Bit Far
October 5th, 2010 — It’s a Rat! It’s a Toy Car! It’s RatCar?
October 1st, 2010 — Google Street View Goes to Antarctica, Brings Maps to the Penguins
October 1st, 2010 — Ig Nobel Awards Honor Pioneering Work on Bat Fellatio, Whale Snot, & More
September 30th, 2010 — Space Tourists Will Get Their Own Special Space Beer
September 30th, 2010 — The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower, a Fire-Throwing Bike, and More Bizarro Vehicles(gallery)
September 29th, 2010 — The Mass of Hurricanes Converted to More Familiar Units: Cats & Dogs & Elephants
September 29th, 2010 — My, What Biometrically Unique Ears You Have
September 28th, 2010 — Sunbather Singed by Shiny Hotel’s Reflected “Death Rays”
September 28th, 2010 — Bicycle Bubble/Monorail Transportation System—Crazy or Genius (or Both)?
September 27th, 2010 — It’s a Bra! It’s a Dust Mask! It’s Both! And Now, It’s for Sale
September 27th, 2010 — Don’t Give Up Hope: Earth Has Not Yet Selected an Alien Ambassador
September 24th, 2010 — Touching a Boo-Boo Really Does Make It Feel Better
September 24th, 2010 — Modded iPod Nano Bot Dances to Its Own Music
September 23rd, 2010 — The Public Speaks: Best Insulting New Names for High Fructose Corn Syrup
September 23rd, 2010 — How to Get Rid of Invasive Tree Snakes: Bomb Them With Parachuted, Poisonous Mice
September 22nd, 2010 — The Fruit That Hit Newton’s Head Is Down With the Fruit of Darwin’s Head
September 22nd, 2010 — That’s a Relief: Ice Cream Doesn’t Cause Brain Damage
September 21st, 2010 — A Happy Global Warming Side Effect: Less Bubonic Plague
September 21st, 2010 — It Has 3,700 Facebook Friends, 1,800 Twitter Followers, & It’s a Tree
September 20th, 2010 — An iPhone App, a Refractometer, an Objectively Perfect Cup of Coffee
September 20th, 2010 — Given the Choice, Liberals Would Rather “Kill Whitey”
September 17th, 2010 — Scientist Dance Styles: Glee Episode, Spanish Whodunnit, Internet Love Orgy
September 16th, 2010 — In the Light of a Streetlamp, Young Blue Tits Get More Action
September 16th, 2010 — iPhone App Lets You Tell Drivers Exactly What You Think of Them
September 15th, 2010 — Pregnant Women Need Fear No Cell Phone Radiation: Belly Armor Is Here!

The Scientist (June 2010 to September 2010):
–> Magazine

October 2010:
Feature: The One True Path? Several groups of scientists are finding clues that suggest many major illnesses result from disruptions to one complex molecular cascade—insulin signaling.
BioBiz Feature: Biotech on the Bayou Efforts to develop Louisiana’s biotech industry are giving New Orleans scientists— and the local economy—a much needed boost.
Scientist to Watch: Ekaterina Heldwein, Crystallizing killers
Editor’s Choice: Shivering Shavenbaby
Foundations: Dr. James’s Fever Powder, circa 1746

September 2010:
Careers Feature: Shaping Your Postdocs How to whip your postdocs into researchers you would want to collaborate with.
Editor’s Choice: Bright moves

–> Online
September 10th, 2010 — Video: Fast plants
September 7th, 2010 — Insulin regulates translation
September 2nd, 2010 — Surprise breast cancer source
August 12th, 2010 — Nanosensor peers inside cell
August 11th, 2010 — How huntingtin kills neurons?
July 28th, 2010 — Tasty transgenics
July 27th, 2010 — Q&A: Do we need stem cell bank?
July 21st, 2010 — Meet 100-year-old salamander
July 15th, 2010 — The beauty of fish bones
July 14th, 2010 — Longevity debate: Chips to blame?
July 1st, 2010 — Longevity’s secret code revealed
June 18th, 2010 — Immunology 2.0: brain, gut?

Wired Science (April 2010 to May 2010):
May 17th, 2010 — Ravens Console Each Other After Fights
May 10th, 2010 — Mice Show Pain on Their Faces Just Like Humans
April 29th, 2010 — Gene Grows Worm Heads
April 22nd, 2010 — Sea Creatures Travel Far to Colonize After Volcanic Eruptions
April 16th, 2010 — Photos Surface of the Day Einstein Died
April 9th, 2010 — Bats, Birds and Lizards Can Fight Climate Change
April 7th, 2010 — Mystery Object Defies Astronomical Classification
April 5th, 2010 — Sequencing the Video Genome

Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 2010 to March 2010):
March 25th, 2010 — Ethnomusicologist to lecture on Bhutan
March 21st, 2010 — Walk to benefit Santa Cruz AIDS project set for April 10
February 28th, 2010 — UC Santa Cruz lecturer Tony Hoffman is helping Haiti’s displaced children during a five week trip
February 25th, 2010 — $4 million grant funds projects monitoring marine protection areas
February 18th, 2010 — Sharp Solutions for Home Medicine has collected 15,000 pounds of medical waste since 2007
February 17th, 2010 — Learn more about sharks and their relatives during ‘Shark Days’ at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
February 11th, 2010 — UC Santa Cruz astronomy professor discusses the music he has created from stellar movements
February 7th, 2010 — Valencia Elementary School has collected over 20,000 pounds of e-waste since August
February 4th, 2010 — The Volunteer Centers of Santa Cruz County held their Kick-off breakfast Wednesday, marking the start of fundraising season for the 30th annual Human Race, to be held on May 8.
January 30th, 2010 — Santa Cruz expecting a mild, drizzly week before storms predicted for next weekend
January 24th, 2010 — UCSC grad walks the Pacific Crest Trail
January 22nd, 2010 — Compost tubs at Second Harvest Food Bank keep 7,000 pounds of waste from landfills, so far
January 17th, 2010 — Santa Cruz duo aims to make a difference in Nigeria
January 12th, 2010 — Grant to aid in fight against childhood obesity in the Pajaro Valley