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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday – Sequester, spiral-toothed shark, social octopus, blue marble, alcohol+caffeine, and more.

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As usual on Wednesdays, we have the new Video of the Week.

- Howard Bloom – Sequestration Shovels Money to the Russians


- Tom Levenson – There Should Be Grandeur: Basic Science in the Shadow of the Sequester


- Chris Arnade – Why It’s Smart to Be Reckless on Wall Street


- Becky Crew – Prehistoric ghost shark Helicoprion’s spiral-toothed jaw explained


- Katherine Harmon – Rare Social Octopuses Break All the (Mating) Rules [Video]


- Elizabeth Aston – Scicurious Guest Writer! Alcohol and Caffeine: No need to go Loko


- Hannah Waters – Seeing the Blue Marble for the First Time


- Ashutosh Jogalekar – Are climate change models becoming more accurate and less reliable?


- Brian Malow – 20 Questions with the Space Station


- Alex Wild – A more realistic focus-stack


- Khalil A. Cassimally – Spark Magazine: Student Science Magazine Of York University


- DNLee – Travel Awards for College Students to attend Botanical Society Meetings


- Kalliopi Monoyios – The SciArt Buzz: SciArt Happenings in March/April 2013


- Kelly Oakes – Want to go to Mars? Dennis Tito will take you there…


- Mark Fischetti – Young Scientists Encourage the Public to Demand Peer Review


- Fred Guterl – Can Children Teach Themselves?



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