The journal features articles related to biology as a whole, ethical issues in biology, and teaching strategies for classrooms, labs, and fieldwork.The American Midland Naturalist was established in 1909.Ambio, published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, includes broad, interdisciplinary research addressing the scientific, social, economic, and cultural factors that influence the condition of the human environment.Ameghiniana has been in continuous publication since 1957.Today, the journal covers a diverse set of biological disciplines (animal sciences, plant sciences, ecology) as they pertain to North America.American Museum Novitates has been continuously published by the American Museum of History since 1921.This title publishes short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology.Annales Botanici Fennici publishes research in systematics, evolution, phylogeography, taxonomy and nomenclature of plants and fungi.
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The journal publishes content regarding all aspects of paleontology, but is particularly focused on the paleontology of Gondwana and the southern hemisphere.
The American Biology Teacher is designed to support the teaching of K-16 biology and life sciences.
Requiring information about the cratering potential of nuclear weapons, plans were made to detonate two 20-kiloton (84 TJ) devices. Killian, the Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, formed the Panel on Seismic Improvement (which subsequently recommended the program that came to be known as Vela Uniform), with the twin goals of improving seismic instruments and deploying them globally, and researching in more depth the seismic effects of nuclear explosions.
The 1.7-kiloton (7.1 TJ) "Rainier" test (part of Operation Plumbbob, performed in Nevada) produced strong seismic signals, but looked much like an ordinary earthquake. The goal was "to determine the behavior and characteristics of seismic signals generated by nuclear detonations and to differentiate them from seismic signals generated by naturally occurring earthquakes." It was a "calibration shot", intended to produce data from which the impact of larger explosions could be predicted, and specifically, to determine whether the planned Cannikin detonation could be performed safely.