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3 Quarks Daily (Julia Galef): My Little Pony: Reality is Magic!

The II-I- blog: We, the pioneers.
The II-I- blog: The Great Revolution

A Blog Around The Clock: The New Meanings of How and Why in Biology?
A Blog Around The Clock: #scio12: Multitudes of Sciences, Multitudes of Journalisms, and the Disappearance of the Quote.
A Blog Around The Clock: Books: ‘Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science’ by Michael Nielsen
A Blog Around The Clock: Myths about myths about Thanksgiving turkey making you sleepy

A Hippo on Campus: Why men don’t listen and women are great at maths

A Schooner of Science: Fever dreams – the true tale of Richard Spruce
A Schooner of Science: The Brewer’s Yoke, the Domestication of Microbes

Addiction Inbox: Reward and Punish: Say Hello to Dopamine’s Leetle Friend
Addiction Inbox: Army Doctor Sees Victory, and a Dangerous Drug Bites the Dust—Almost.
Addiction Inbox: Night Owls Get a Coffee Break
The New Highs: Are Bath Salts Addictive?
Addiction Inbox: The Summer Olympics and the “War on Doping”

Aetiology: Obstetric fistula as a neglected tropical disease

Almost Diamonds: About Those Gay Homophobes
Almost Diamonds: Writing Fiction with Science: Pedophilia
Almost Diamonds: About That Evo Psych Polygamy Stuff

Anole Annals: If You Want A Lizard To Run Fast, Yell At It

Anthropology in Practice: Beware: The Ides Have Come. No, Really. This Time It’s True.

Artologica: From the Cells to the stars

Au Science Mag: Geomagnetic Reversals – the end of the world?
Au Science Mag: Homeopathy and Medical Ethics – Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub

Australian Science Magazine: Here be Dragons
Australian Science Magazine: Networking the Solar System
Australian Science Magazine: Saving Australia’s Koalas
Australian Science Magazine: The clues to human uniqueness
Australian Science Magazine: Plastics Make it… Problematic
Australian Science Magazine: Who Doesn’t Love a (Penguin) Parade?

Beach Chair Scientist: An important call for more forage fish to remain in the sea
Beach Chair Scientist: Dear Online Science Writing Community: A reminder for ‘call to actions’ because your perspective is priceless
Beach Chair Scientist: No balloons at the celebration for the Beach Chair Scientist …
Beach Chair Scientist: Playing well with others? Dissecting the tension between the scientist-educator community

Beaker: Rare bone disorder reveals new insights into autism
Beaker: What would Nature do?

Beatrice the Biologist: How the Brain Works (cartoon)
Beatrice the Biologist: Amoeba Hugs (cartoon)
Beatrice the Biologist: Single Cell is Just Fine, Thank You (cartoon)
Beatrice the Biologist: Why You Should Finish Antibiotics (cartoon)

Big in Science: Blood-Clot Busting Nanoparticles

Biobabel: On Transposable Elements and Regulatory Evolution

Biocreativity: 2012 Darwin Day Portrait Project
Biocreativity: ECO Art + Science: Sculpture of Ecologist Gary Grossman
Biocreativity: ECO Art + Science: Photographs + Blog of Ecologist Margaret Siple
Biocreativity: ECO Art + Science: Scientific Illustrator Emily M. Eng
Biocreativity: ECO Art + Science: Nature Illustrator Stephanie van Ryzin
Biocreativity: ECO Art + Science Series: Metalsmith + Entomology Enthusiast Charity Hall
Biocreativity: ECO Art + Science Series: The Sustainable Art of Emily Bryant
Biocreativity: Eco Art + Science Series: The Inked Animals of Adam Cohen + Ben Labay

Biodiversity in Focus: The Good, the Bad, and the Zombees
Biodiversity in Focus: Twitter for Scientists (and why you should try it) (#ScienceShare)
Biodiversity in Focus: Dipterist Files – Willi Hennig
Biodiversity in Focus: Citations, Social Media & Science
Biodiversity in Focus: New species wants you to See No Weevil

Body Horrors: Buzz Kill: Blood-Borne Disease Transmission at the Hajj
Body Horrors: Herpes Gladiatorum: Full Contact Infectious Diseases
Body Horrors: TB or Not TB: The Weirdness that is Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Body Horrors: Of Warts & Men: Meat-Handlers Infected with Human Papillomavirus 7
Body Horrors: Man’s Best Friend, the Turkana Tribe & a Gruesome Parasite
Body Horrors: Chronicle of a Death Foretold: Human Sentinels for Disease Outbreaks

Bones Don’t Lie: Choice of Wood in Cremation Pyres

The Bug Chicks (Michael Barton): A taste for collecting beetles is some indication of future success in life!

Bug Girl’s Blog: How to get free media coverage for a bogus beehive design
Bug Girl’s Blog: Transcript of my ESA talk about Social Media

Byte Size Biology: The Search for Small finds Life on a Gradient
Byte Size Biology: So what’s new with humans?
Byte Size Biology: Using phylogenetics to reconstruct a 59 million year old drug
Byte Size Biology: Life is short
Byte Size Biology: The Origin of Gender Symbols in Biology

Cedar’s Digest: Purple Doesn’t Exist: Some thoughts on Male Privilege and Science Online

The Cellular Scale: The “Human Neuron”, not so special after all?
The Cellular Scale: Plant Neurons? Sensation and action in the Venus Flytrap

CENtral Science IYC 2011: Chemistry Carnival: Your Favorite Chemical Reactions!

Chemjobber: How do institutions change? Not easily
Chemjobber: Ozymandias, senior med chemist (poem)
Chemjobber: Why choose a Ph.D. in chemistry? A response to @DocFreeride

Chimeras: Another genetic puzzle: why is mitochondrial DNA only inherited from the mother’s side?

Cocktail Party Physics: The Science of Mysteries: Of Granular Material and Singing Sands
Cocktail Party Physics: Taster’s Choice: Why I Hate Raw Tomatoes and You Don’t
Cocktail Party Physics: The Science of Mysteries: Leave Us the Counterpoint
Cocktail Party Physics: Make Us Do the Math
Cocktail Party Physics: Knowing When To Fold ‘Em: The Science of Poker

Contagions: Mapping Malaria in Anglo-Saxon England
Contagions: Did India and China Escape the Black Death?

Context and Variation: Vaginal pH Redux: Broader Perspectives on Douching, Race… and Lime Juice
Context and Variation: It’s Camping Season, Don’t Forget to Menstruate! Or, Man the Hunter and Woman the Menstruator
Context and Variation: Here is Some Legitimate Science on Pregnancy and Rape
Context and Variation: What Do You Do When There is No Best Dataset? A follow-up on pregnancy and rape statistics

Cosmic Variance (Sean Carroll): Everything is Connected

Cosmology Science Blog: Cosmic Microwave Angular Resolution Surprise
Cosmology Science Blog: Not Sure about Uncertainty ;-)
Cosmology Science: Did CERN Find a Higgs ? Well not quite. But they probably found a New Particle ! and extended their funding for years
Cosmology Science: Electron No Longer a Fundamental Particle
Cosmology Science: Oldest Spiral galaxy BX442 supports Hubble’s belief: Redshift does not mean expansion

Counterbalanced: Problems in the neurozone

Curiouser and Curiouser: James Randi: An Honest Liar
Curiouser and Curiouser: On Stanislaw Burzynski, the Streisand Effect, and Standing Up for Skeptical Bloggers
Curiouser and Curiouser: On Codes of Conduct, Part II
Curiouser and Curiouser: Mythbusting Makeup: Skepticism and Cosmetic Claims

The Curious Wavefunction: The unstoppable Moore hits the immovable Eroom

Deep Politics: SmartMeters Facilitate Cyber War Against US

Deep Sea News (Miriam Goldstein): Three Ways of Looking at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Deep Sea News (Craig McClain): How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline
Deep Sea News (Miriam Goldstein): A wicked bad idear: National Geographic hunts bluefin tuna for entertainment and Eating Wicked Tuna: A marine scientist tries to figure out what the heck is going on fused into a single post.
Deep Sea News (Alistair Dove): On common names
Deep Sea News (Kevin Zelnio): #IamScience: Embracing Personal Experience on Our Rise Through Science
Deep Sea News (Alistair Dove): No fish is an island
Deep Sea News (Craig McClain): What knowledge of the deep sea tell us about life on other planets
Deep Sea News (Alistair Dove): A (fetid) river runs through it, the Brooklyn edition
Deep Sea News (Alexis Rudd): True Confessions of a Dolphin-Loving Marine Biologist
Deep Sea News (Craig McClain): Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Deep Sea News (Craig McClain and Alistair Dove): James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge: a scientific milestone or rich guy’s junket?

Deep Thoughts and Silliness: The Problems of Interpreting Data

The definitive host: The Deepest Blue

The Demarcationproblem: What chronic stress does to your immune system (cartoon)

Denim and Tweed: Baby steps versus long jumps: The “size” of evolutionary change, and why it matters
Denim and Tweed: Is corn the new milk? Evolutionarily speaking, that is.
Denim and Tweed: Evolutionary psychology: A dialogue

Dilworth Design: If it Moves – We Can Improve It: How Japan Can Stop Dumping Radioactive Water in Our Ocean
Dilworth Design: If it Moves – We Can Improve It: Can you Shoot an Arrow Backwards – into Space?

DiverseScholar: #SCIO12 Policy Report: Academia is Productive but Messy – Effects on (Mis)Communication

Dog Spies: Oh, hello! Why yes, that’s my crotch! (Part 1)
Dog Spies: Why is a stranger’s crotch more interesting than mine? (Part 2)

Double X Science (Jeanne Garbarino): Pregnancy 101: The science behind the wand of destiny
Double X Science (Jeanne Garbarino): Pregnancy 101: Fertilization is another way to come together during sex
Double X Science (Jeanne Garbarino): Pregnancy 101: On the cervical mucus plug and why I’ve never been more happy to hold something so disgusting in my hand
Double X Science (Jeanne Garbarino): Pregnancy 101: Peas made me puke, but not just in the morning
Double X Science (Jeanne Garbarino): Pregnancy 101: My placenta looked like meatloaf, but I wasn’t about to eat it.
Double X Science (Jeanne Garbarino): Shmeat and Potatoes: The dinner of the future?

Elemental: Is Arsenic the Worst Chemical in the World?
Elemental: The Arsenic Diet
Elemental: The Curious Case of the Poisoned Cows

Empirical Zeal: The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains (part I)
Empirical Zeal: The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains (part II)

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The Wool of Snowfall
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Exploring the Mind of the Mountain Gorilla

Eruptions: Looking Back at the 1982 eruption of El Chichón in Mexico
Eruptions: The Mysterious Missing Eruption of 1258 A.D.

ESC Blog: Cool Insect Viruses

EvoEcoLab: The Message Reigns Over the Medium
EvoEcoLab: Trying to Catch His Breath With a Hole-Ridden Safety Net

F**k Yeah Molecular Biology: Evolution By Natural Selection: Building My Own Genetic Algorithm

The Febrile Muse: Inflammatory Language No 1. The ongoing cycle

From The Lab Bench: Google Search Engine Software goes ‘Chemistry’
From The Lab Bench: Old News for Carbon Dioxide, New Threats for Climate Change
From The Lab Bench: A Planet Under Pressure, and Why Gender Matters
From The Lab Bench: Putting the ‘Fear’ in Climate Change
From The Lab Bench: The Nature of Learning, or the Learning of Nature?
From The Lab Bench: Climate Change Communicators Should Listen to the Public
From The Lab Bench: Melancholia and the ‘Dance of Death’
From The Lab Bench: Bubbles for Life
From The Lab Bench: Manufactured Landscapes
From The Lab Bench: A Trip Into the Swamps

Gaines, on Brains: Seeing into the future? The neuroscience of déjà vu
Gaines, on Brains: Using psychology to silence your enemies: the speech-jammer gun
Gaines, on Brains: My Neuron (poem)
Gaines, on Brains: Turning trauma into story: the benefits of journaling

Galileo’s Pendulum: If You Love a Flower Found on a Star

Gene Expression: White supremacy and white privilege; same coin

Genetic Linkage: If “Fifty Shades of Grey” Had Been Written by a Biology Textbook Author

GeoSphere: The Art of Geology

The “Germ Guy” Blog: Confessions of a Mercurial Microbiologist: From Germ Guy to Monsieur Microbes…

Girl Meets Whiskey: Why I Still Really Like Jonah Lehrer
Girl Meets Whiskey: DNA: Database of the New Age

Grad Life: Post-doc testimonials on getting a tenure-track job

Great Belt Research Cruise: Day 15: Cruel Summer

Green Tea and Velociraptors: What is a Fossil Species..?
Green tea and Velociraptors: Dinosaurs: Then and Now

Happy Science: Eating More Chocolate Makes You Skinny
Happy Science: Negative Calorie Food: Science Myths and Legends
Happy science: What Does a Biologist Do All Day?

The Happy Scientist: Teach It Right the First Time.

The Haystack: How Jagabandhu Das made dasatinib possible
The Haystack: On Birth Control,“Plan B,” and…Batman
The Haystack: Biogen Idec Reveals Clinical Data for (Really) Small Oral MS Drug BG-12
The Haystack: Tetrodotoxin: Why Toxic Is Complicated

Huffington Post Education (Nicholas Warner): In Defense of Algebra

ICBS Everywhere: Science and Spin Are Very Bad Bedfellows
ICBS Everywhere: Are Atheists More Compassionate or Prosocial Than Highly Religious People?

I’m a chordata, Urochordata!: A Vision for the Future of Scholarly Publishing
I’m a chordata, Urochordata!: Diversity Loss v. Environmental Change: The Story of the Paper

Inspiring Science: Five common biology myths (or “Science in the service of the anthropocentric patriarchy”)
Inspiring Science: How does an ant colony coordinate its behaviour?
Inspiring Science: Natural selection: selfish genes & emergent properties
Inspiring Science: Book review: Constructing A Language
Inspiring Science: We still don’t know how birds navigate

In the Company of Plants and Rocks: Taxonomy of Agaves and Vino-mezcal

io9 (Maria Konnikova): What Happens When Alice and Anti-Alice Meet? (A Celebration of Lewis Carroll’s 180th Birthday)
io9 (Annalee Newitz): You are bitching about the wrong things when you read an article about science

Iqsoft science blog: Dilemma

Itsy bitsy beetle: The Lone Lizard Beetle Fungus Farmer

Just Like Cooking: Petition Expedition – Cancer in Laundry Detergent?
Just Like Cooking: This Just In – File Under ‘Huge Marine Polyethers’
Just Like Cooking: Did Someone Say Pink Slime?
Just Like Cooking: hERG: Legs, Drugs, and Heartbeats
Just Like Cooking: Super Tasters and Smells in Space
Just Like Cooking: The Chemistry Popularity Conundrum
Just Like Cooking: Sunscreen Chemophobia: Oxybenzone
Just Like Cooking: Chemistry Words, with Friends
Just Like Cooking: Friday Fun – Lab Arts-n-Crafts
Just Like Cooking: Arsenic Life Wrap-Up: The Good, the ‘Not-So-Good’
Just Like Cooking: Calimari Calligraphy: Same Ink, 160 Million Years Later

Katatrepsis: Why are there imperfect mimics?

KatiePhD: What exactly is a genetically modified plant?
KatiePhD: The Trouble with Teeth…
KatiePhD: Pain-free but itchy: Morphine’s alter ego

LabHomepage: Getting in on the ‘what they think’ meme

Lab Rat: Pathogens that feed off human blood

Last Word on Nothing (Sally Adee): Better Living Through Electrochemistry
Last Word on Nothing (Christie Aschwanden): What beer and running taught me about science (part 1 of 2) and/or Life without beer: part 2 of my beer & running science experiment
Last Word On Nothing (Christie Aschwanden): The mundaneness of science
Last Word On Nothing (Virginia Hughes): Galápagos Monday: When Conservation Means Killing
Last Word on Nothing (Cameron Walker): Auditing Astronomy Class
Last Word on Nothing (Cassandra Willyard): Embracing My Hubble Moments
Last Word on Nothing (Thomas Hayden): Ixnay on the iPod: In Praise of Crap Technology
Last Word on Nothing (Ann Finkbeiner): LWON & Closed-System Sibling Knowledge
Last Word on Nothing (Heather Pringle): Caviar for the Dead
Last Word on Nothing (Virginia Hughes): Women’s Work
Last Word on Nothing (Thomas Hayden): The Mystery of the (Not) Missing Fathers
Last Word on Nothing (Christie Aschwanden): Summer of Smoke

Life is Short, but Snakes are Long: The snakes that eat caviar

Life Traces of the Georgia Coast: Georgia Life Traces as Art and Science

Listen to Us!: Moby the Manta Ray

Literally Psyched: Our Storytelling Minds: Do We Ever Really Know What’s Going on Inside?

Lithics: Fault Dynamics 101

Magma Cum Laude: This is what a geologist looks like

Making Science Public: GM food, war metaphors and the perils of political entrenchment
Making Science Public: Making science policy public: Exploring the pitfalls of public protest
Making Science Public: Carbon and energy/publics and politics
Making Science Public: Making neuroscience public: Neurohype, neuroscepticism and neuroblogging
Making Science Public: Making science (in) public: What we can learn from museums
Making Science Public: Hype, honesty and trust
Making Science Public: Languages of uncertainty
Making Science Public: Waiting for gate-gate
Making Science Public: Not God but Goldilocks? Musings about particle communication
Making Science Public: On seeing, science, and society
Making Science Public: ‘See through science’

Mental Floss: On Sticking Your Arm Into an Underwater Cavern and Hoping a Catfish Bites You

Metageologist:`The Geology of Mount Everest

Micro To Tele: Can a sexually transmitted infection literally break your heart?
Micro To Tele: HistoQuarterly: PANCREAS
Micro To Tele: HistoQuarterly: LIVER
Micro To Tele: HistoQuarterly: LYMPH NODE
Micro To Tele: HistoQuarterly: VAS DEFERENS

Mississippi Fruit and Nut Blog: On Why Consumers Must Think for Themselves

Moments of Genius: Killing Creativity: Why Kids Draw Pictures of Monsters & Adults Don’t

My Growing Passion: When Plants Parasitise Fungi: myco-heterotrophy

Neurophilosophy: Sleights of hand, sleights of mind

Neurotic Physiology: Do you love Science? Well, that depends, do you like sleep?
Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird Science: Does your menstrual blood attract BEARS?!
Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird Science: Laptops and WIFI are coming for your SPERM. Again.
Neurotic Physiology: Overeating and Obesity: Should we really call it food addiction?
Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird Science: The Social Psychology of Flatulence

Next Scientist: How Writing A Science Blog Saved My PhD

Nottingham Science Blog: Interview : Eben Upton at Raspberry Pi
Nottingham Science Blog: The Birdies and Peanuts Experiment
Nottingham Science Blog: Public Lecture – Chris Lintott – Astronomer
Nottingham Science Blog: Interview : Prof Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca

Observations (Ferris Jabr): Animals Exposed to Virtual Reality Hold an Emergency Meeting

Oh, For the Love of Science!: Nothing Says Baby-Makin’ Like Desiccated Bacon

Open Chemical Information and Research: Kinase compounds polypharmacology can it be studied using Mol Wt & Lipophilicity

The Organometallic Reader: Ligand Field Theory & Frontier Molecular Orbital Theory

Oscillatory Thoughts: Automated Science, Deep Data, and the Paradox of Information

Powered by Osteons: From Birth to Burial: the Curious Case of Easter Eggs
Powered by Osteons: Childbirth and C-Sections in Bioarchaeology
Powered by Osteons: Line on the left, one cross each: Bioarchaeology of Crucifixion
Powered by Osteons: A Brief History of Bioarchaeology – Part I: America
Powered by Osteons: Lead Poisoning in Rome – The Skeletal Evidence

The Primate Diaries: The Good Fight
The Primate Diaries: The Joker’s Wild: On the Ecology of Gun Violence in America
The Primate Diaries: The Case of the Missing Polygamists

Providentia: That X-ray Vision
Providentia: Why Are People So Skeptical About Psychology?

Psych Your Mind: How the Rich are Different from the Poor I: Choice

PsySociety: Why Jersey Shore Won’t Make You Dumber: The Importance Of Responsible Science Journalism
PsySociety: If I Were A Well-Off White Man… I Might Not Understand Other People Very Well.
PsySociety: Algebra Is Necessary, But What About How It’s Taught?
PsySociety: Zombies and Volleyball: The Benefits of the Bystander Effect

Puff the Mutant Dragon: Do vaccines contain toxic chemicals?
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Confessions of a Creationist: the making of a serial killer
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Does beer make you blush? or, why “race” is a myth
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Death of a scientist
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Science on crack, 2: Walter White & cooking crystal meth

Quantum Diaries: Error Control in Science

Questioning Answers: When poo tells a story (and I’m not talking about Winnie)

Reciprocal Space: What’s your favourite colour?
Reciprocal Space: Sick of Impact Factors

Reportergene: Where are your cells from?
Reportergene: Packaging madness

Reporting on Health: What If Mental Illness is a Universal Experience? A Path Away from Stigma to Timely Treatment and Prevention

Research Through the Eyes of a Biochemist: Young scientists: Responsible researchers or political strategists?

RicochetScience: Engineering a Better Mosquito

Rule of 6ix: The ethics of vaccination

Running Ponies: Get on your bike, Phallostethus cuulong
Running Ponies: If only you could see yourself, Atretochoana eiselti

Safari Ecology: Why is the African Savanna so full of thorns?
Safari Ecology: Exercise like a lion!

Salamander Hours: Self-Diagnosis Affected by Online Symptom List Structure

The Scicurious Brain: Cocaine and the sexual habits of quail, or, why does NIH fund what it does?
The Scicurious Brain: It hurts so good: the runner’s high
The Scicurious Brain: You want that? Well I want it, too! The neuroscience of mimetic desire
The Scicurious Brain: Exercise doesn’t help depression? Let’s take a real look at that study.
The Scicurious Brain: STOP THE PRESSES! We cured heroin addiction.

Science Beach: Let the musical (r)evolution begin

Science Calling: Seeing through sound
Science Calling: The next chapter of apoptosis research
Science Calling: Living to the extreme
Science Calling: What is native?

Science. How hard can it be?: A tale of generations
Science. How hard can it be?: When we become nature’s mice.
Science. How hard can it be?: Remember when science was fun?
Science. How hard can it be?: Biology: Where the Red Queen rules

Science Is Everyone’s Story: The Health Cost of Black Women’s Hair Products
Science Is Everyone’s Story: Energy Journalism: Cleaning up the Numbers

Science left untitled: Cholera riots…!

Science Sushi: Evolution: The Rise of Complexity
Science Sushi: Time – and brain chemistry – heal all wounds
Science Sushi: The Joke Isn’t Funny – It’s Harmful

Scientific American Guest Blog (Cheryl Murphy): To Spot a Liar: An Offices of SciAm Mystery
Scientific American Guest Blog (Kara Rogers): Epigenetics: A Turning Point in Our Understanding of Heredity
Scientific American Guest Blog (Ricki Lewis): A Tale of 2 G-Spots
Scientific American Guest Blog (Paige Brown): The “Sustainability” Paradox–Interview with Paul Ehrlich
Scientific American Guest Blog (Pete Etchells): The PhD’s Guide to Academic Conferences
Scientific American Guest Blog (Amy Shira Teitel): Venus’ Transits through History
Scientific American Guest Blog (See Arr Oh): Cochineal Dye Bugs Starbucks Customers
Scientific American Guest Blog (Alexis Rudd): Singing Snails and Killer Whales: Parallels in Conservation
Scientific American Guest Blog (Deborah Blum): About Pepper Spray
Scientific American Guest Blog (Meera Lee Sethi): Internet Porn Fills Gap in Spider Taxonomy
Scientific American Guest Blog (Cheryl Murphy): Learning the Look of Love: That Sly “Come Hither” Stare
Scientific American Guest Blog (Cheryl Murphy): Music can change (the way we see) the world
Scientific American Guest Blog (The Dog Zombie): The Hearty Ingredients of Canis Soup
Scientific American Guest Blog (Paige Brown): Catalytic Clothing–-Purifying Air Goes Trendy
Scientific American Guest Blog (Melanie Tannenbaum): Trayvon Martin’s Psychological Killer: Why We See Guns That Aren’t There
Scientific American Guest Blog (Melanie Tannenbaum): If It Looks Like a Compliment, and Sounds Like a Compliment…Is It Really a Compliment?
Scientific American Guest Blog (Sam McNerney): A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain
Scientific American Guest Blog (Danica Radovanovic): Digital Divide and Social Media: Connectivity Doesn’t End the Digital Divide, Skills Do
Scientific American Guest Blog (Danica Radovanovic): Phatic Posts: Even the Small Talk Can Be Big
Scientific American Guest Blog (Harold Johnson): Too Good to Be True: Sea Mammals, Plastic Pollution and a Modern Chimera

The Scorpion and the Frog: The “Love Hormone” Pageant and The “Love Hormone” of 2012 fused into one.
The Scorpion and the Frog: Can a Horde of Idiots be a Genius? and Why This Horde of Idiots is No Genius fused into one.

SeaMonster: Twilight of the giants in taxonomy
SeaMonster: Biodiversity and the battle for Planet Earth: The graphic novel

Sifting The Evidence: Kitty and Phineas: Always print the legend?
Sifting the Evidence: Bath salts – does what it says on the tin?

Skulls in the Stars: François Arago: the most interesting physicist in the world!
Skulls in the Stars: The secret molecular life of soap bubbles (1913)

Social Dimension: New Ways to Measure Science
Social Dimension: The Fractal Dimension of ZIP Codes
Social Dimension: How to Evolve a Constant of the Universe
Social Dimension: The Inbreeding Coefficient of Superheroes

Southern Fried Science: If fish evolved on land, where did they all go? Evolution and Biodiversity in the Ocean
Southern Fried Science: The horrifying physiological and psychological consequences of being Aquaman
Southern Fried Science: The importance of being Aquaman, or how to save the Atlantean from his briny fate

Southern Limits: Seven Myths Deniers Use To ‘Debunk’ Peak Oil, Debunked

Space Age Archaeology: Valley of the Cable Ties: the material culture of the contemporary past

Speakeasy Science: Cough Syrup, Dead Children, and the Case for Regulation
Speakeasy Science: The Science of Mysteries: Instructions for A Deadly Dinner

Speaking of Research: A New Low at NIO: extremists threaten students

Squid A Day: Neurotoxins In Stranded Squid (With Bonus Rant About Academic Publishing)
Squid A Day: Why Aren’t Humboldt Squid Giant?

Starts with a Bang: So, you’ve learned that the Sun is going to explode…

The Starving Neuron: Fooled by the senses.
The Starving Neuron: 24 hours in the lab
The Starving Neuron: Bad behaviour
The Starving Neuron: Fooled by the senses.

The Story Collider: Science For Princesses
The Story Collider: Innocence (comic strip)
The Story Collider: A Lesson in Rocketry
The Story Collider: Motion-Induced Blindness

Student Voices (Kyle Hill): Skepticism And The Second Enlightenment
Student Voices (Kyle Hill): How We Represent Risk Isn’t Helping Medical Screening (And How To Change It)

Tangled Up in Blue Guy: Just a Reminder

This View of Life: There is Grandeur (Really)

Three-Toed Sloth: In Soviet Union, Optimization Problem Solves You

Tim Poisot’s blog: What should the next generation of ecological journals look like?

Token Skeptic: Eye-Witness To A Crime And Not Raisins – Reflections On The Bystander Effect In Helping Behaviour
Token Skeptic: The Special-Ness Of Species
Token Skeptic: Live-Blogging #ASC2012 – Monday Morning At The Australian Science Communicators National Conference

Trauma Recovery: Parents tell about their children’s recovery from trauma

The Trenches of Discovery: The War of the Immune Worlds

Universe: Footprints on the Moon

Universe Today: A New Look at Apollo Samples Supports Ancient Impact Theory
Universe Today: Is Earth Alive? Scientists Seek Sulfur For An Answer

Vintage Space: Apollo’s Youthful Glow

The Virtuosi: A Very Small Slice of Pi

Watershed Moments: Tree die-off in western North America
Watershed Moments: C is for Communication
Watershed Moments: Food, water & energy
Watershed Moments: Women in Science – Must we all be pioneers?

We Beasties: Allergies 101
We Beasties: Allergies 101 – Part deux
We Beasties: Allergies 101: Part the Third

Words in mOcean: I’m a marine biologist, but sometimes I wish that what I did sounded a bit less interesting…

Words, words, words: Autism, immunity, inflammation, and the New York Times

World Science Festival Blog (Kristopher Hite): One Gene to Rule Them All? The Trouble with Explaining Altruism
World Science Festival Blog (Kristopher Hite): E.O. Wilson’s Controversial Rethink of Altruism

Xylem: To save a spiky endangered shrub….

Yet Another Mathblog: Searching with lies, 1

Zoonotica: How do we know what causes an infectious disease? Part 1 and How do we know what causes an infectious disease? Part 2

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