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Crying Wolf: Texan Dogs Used as Sentinels for Chagas Disease

blogs.discovermagazine.com — In the twentieth century, men toiling in British and American coal mines relied on a primitive alert system for imperceptible dangers: the bright canary bird. Miners toted the caged birds into the depths of the earth to serve as early warnings against poisonous and potentially fatal gas leaks.

Your Guide to Summer's Best Meteor Showers

blogs.discovermagazine.com — In May, skywatchers were let down after a new meteor shower, the Camelopardalids, failed to fulfill its stormy expectations and was a bit of a dud. But August could be a redeeming month for fans of cosmic fireworks. The predawn nights from the end of July to mid-August are typically very rich in meteors, and the show has already begun.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @DiscoverMag: August is prime time for meteor showers. Here's everything you need to know: bit.ly/1lT2AjJ pic.twitter.com/0Pwe3rVYEP

Jul 30, 2014

RT @DiscoverMag: August is prime time for meteor showers. Here's everything you need to know: bit.ly/1lT2AjJ pic.twitter.com/0Pwe3rVYEP

Jul 29, 2014

RT @DiscoverMag: It's prime time for meteor showers! Here's your guide to August's celestial fireworks: bit.ly/1lT2AjJ pic.twitter.com/0Pwe3rVYEP

Jul 29, 2014

RT @DiscoverMag: It's prime time for meteor showers! Here's your guide to August's celestial fireworks: bit.ly/1lT2AjJ pic.twitter.com/0Pwe3rVYEP

The Nine Simultaneous Lives of Cats: Cat Tracker

blogs.discovermagazine.com — Discover Magazine's September print edition featured an infographic called "20 Things You Didn't Know About Cats." Felines seem to lead elusive, mysterious lives. Fortunately, the citizen science project Cat Tracker allows you to track your cat beyond what we can directly observe. Cats are moody.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @DiscoverMag: Track the territory your cats cover during their nocturnal night patrols: bit.ly/1qor5Z3 @SciStarter

Jul 25, 2014

Cats may reveal their plan for world domination. Or maybe they don't care RT 9 Simultaneous Lives of Cats:Cat Tracker bit.ly/1nHfbMy