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#SciAmBlogs Monday – eugenics, suicide, citing data, empathy, wormholes, horse dung fungus, how dogs drink, optogenetics, and more.

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I am back, so evening summaries are back as well.

Don’t miss last week’s Image of the Week, this week’s Image of the Week and last week’s Video of the Week.

- Nathaniel Comfort – Is Individuality the Savior of Eugenics?

 

- Tim Lahey – Should We Abide by a Suicidal Patient’s Wishes?

 

- Maria Thompson – A “Nobel” Cause

 

- Paige Brown – Understanding Why Science Research is Translated into News: A Survey for Journalists, Bloggers

 

- Bob Grumman – M@h*(pOet)?ica – PlayDay, Part One

 

- Clayton Aldern – Mnemodystopia: A Little Context

 

- Julie Hecht – Drinking: An Acrobatic Tongue Act

 

- Scicurious – Optogenetics: Light my Fire? Or Totally Lame?

 

- Felicity Muth – Crickets dance differently with an audience

 

- Scott Barry Kaufman – 23 Signs You’re Secretly a Narcissist Masquerading as a Sensitive Introvert and IQ Test Controversies Persist

 

- Darren Naish – Because caecilians are important

 

- Evelyn Lamb – The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather You’ll Watch This Week

 

- Jennifer Frazer – Wonderful Things: The Hidden Beauty of the Horse Dung Fungus

 

- Bonnie Swoger – Citing data (without tearing your hair out)

 

- Scott Huler – 6 things about solar PV, from one who actually knows

 

- David Wogan – In Arromanches, the artificial harbor that fed the Allied invasion of Normandy still lives and Watch this stunning video of Greenland’s ice sheet

 

- Melissa C. Lott – Is the Tesla Model S the safest car ever made? and Photo Friday: The pessimist complains about the wind…the realist adjusts the sails.

 

- Sam Illingworth – Arctic Methane: Flight Friday 16th AM and Arctic Methane: Flight Saturday 17th AM and Arctic Methane: Flight Sunday 18th AM

 

- Michelle Cain – Arctic Methane: Flight Friday 16th PM and Arctic Methane: Flight Saturday 17th PM and Arctic Methane: Flight Sunday 18th PM

 

- Jennifer Muller – Arctic Methane: Flight Monday 19th AM/PM: Going home…

 

- Alex Wild – Digital Photo Processing: A Before and After and An Aphid Gets Egged

 

- John R. Platt – World’s Largest Owl Needs Equally Large Trees and Forests (But It’s More Complex Than That)

 

- David Bressan – August 21, 1986: The Lake Nyos Catastrophe

 

- Katie McKissick – What Vaccine Campaigns Can Learn from the Gay Rights Movement

 

- Kalliopi Monoyios – We’re All Minorities Compared To These Manhattan Residents

 

- Ashutosh Jogalekar – Nuclear vs renewables: A tale of disparities. and Deconstructing John Miller’s arguments against nuclear energy in the New York Times

 

- Jamil Zaki – Empathy as a choice 3: “Growing” empathy

 

- Gary Stix – The Straight Dope: A Q&A with the Prof behind the Good Science in Breaking Bad

 

- Caleb A. Scharf – Earth Waves To Saturn: The Pictures

 

- Becky Crew – Wandering Ponies August: Puffin Census, Monster Pyrosomes, an Unfortunate Crab Moustache and more

 

- Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik – The Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s Death: An Illusion Tribute and Feeling Persecuted? You May Be Delusional. and Illusion of the Week: A Hidden Message for Children

- Joanne Manaster – A Chat with Biologist Edward O. Wilson on SciAm’s 168th Anniversary

 

- Dana Hunter – Drooling Now. Could Someone Please Bring Me a Napkin?

 

- Khalil A. Cassimally – Khalil’s Picks (23 August 2013)

 

- Jason G. Goldman – Photoblogging: Perfectly Framed Wallaby

 

- Kyle Hill – Nerds and Words: Week 34

 

- DNLee – The Tweet Recap of NABJ Science Journalism 101

 

- Eric R. Olson – ‘Singing Stars’ Reveal Their Secrets, and More – The Countdown, Episode 29

 

- Michael Moyer – Wormholes May Save Physics From Black Hole Infernos

 

- Christine Gorman – Does My BMI Make Me Look Fat?

 

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