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#SciAmBlogs Thursday – leprosy, cicadas, oreogeny, DNA patents, Chladni figures, and more.

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- Naveena Sadasivam – Cornell student scrapes Indian exam results, exposes the system’s flaws


- Scicurious – A genetic history of leprosy


- John R. Platt – Climate Change versus Groundhogs: Even Common Species Will Suffer


- Kyle Hill – Reweaving the Rainbow: Cicadas, Science, and Creationism


- Amanda Ungco – A Persistent Case of Diabetes Mellitus in Guam


- Dana Hunter – Oreogeny! The Compleat Sequence


- Brian Malow – Chladni Figures: Amazing Resonance Experiment


- Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik – Illusion of the Week: JC Penney’s Hitler Teapot


- Alex Wild – Thrifty Thursday: the honeycomb, the flashlight, and the iPhone


- Eric R. Olson – Hypervelocity Stars, and More – The Countdown, Episode 24


- Bryan Bumgardner – Could Drones Make the Decision to Kill on Their Own? [Video]


- Dina Fine Maron – Supreme Court Rejects Patents on Two Naturally Occurring Genes



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