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#SciAmBlogs Sunday - Wow! You want to see a week's worth of super-blogging?


I am back! Surgery went well, and I am recovering nicely.

Check out the new Image of the Week and Video of the Week.

- Laura Jane Martin - Butterflies and Bombs


- Kara Rogers - The Legacy of Lifestyle


- Hilda Bastian - ‘Every breath you take, every move you make…’ How much monitoring is too much?


- Kyle Hill - The Komodo Dead: What Really Kills in The Walking Dead


- Sam Khosravifard - How Many Asiatic Cheetahs Roam across Iran?


- Michael Fertik - Step It Up, Silicon Valley


- Lawrence Rifkin - Is the Meaning of Your Life to Make Babies?


- Jon Lieff - Emotional Needs in Teens May Spur the Growth of New Brain Cells


- Anne-Marie Hodge - Laikipia Plateau: Intraguild Interactions on Camera


- Felicity Muth - Homosexuality in female beetles, and what we can learn from it


- Melanie Tannenbaum - Will changing your Facebook profile picture do anything for marriage equality? and Can you put a price on March Madness? and If the Supreme Court is biased, which way does it lean? and Legalizing same-sex marriage: Politics, personalities, and persuasion tricks.


- Julie Hecht - Four days left to play with your dog, for science


- Christina Agapakis - Synthetic Classification: The Evolution of Imaginary Animals and Synthetic Biology News Roundup


- Krystal D'Costa - You Are What You Eat: Unraveling the Truth in Food Records and On My Shelf: Blue Jeans–The Art of the Ordinary and Beyond Ishtar: The Tradition of Eggs at Easter and Just the Essentials: A Look at the Things We Carry


- Ashutosh Jogalekar - Historical contingency and the futility of reductionism: Why chemistry (and biology) is not physics and Chemical compounds from mouthwash may target cancer cells


- Katherine Harmon - Unusual Octopods Elude Science: The Case of the Football Octopus and Unusual Octopods: A Flapjack Devilfish Octopus [Video]


- Becky Crew - Sea hares thwart spiny lobster attack with goo and Two new species of mouse lemur found in Madagascar


- Bonnie Swoger - Mobile Apps for Searching the Scientific Literature


- David Bressan - March 23, 1769: William Smith – Pioneer of Applied Geology and March 30, 1759: The Four Layers of Earth


- John Horgan - Do Big New Brain Projects Make Sense When We Don’t Even Know the “Neural Code”? and Can a Single Brain Cell "Think"? If So, What Does That Imply about the "Neural Code"?


- Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik - Neuroscience in Fiction: Nexus (Mankind Gets an Upgrade) and Illusion of the Week: The Coffer Illusion and Fat Tuesday: Was I addicted to food? and Guinness World Records holder will perform during the Best Illusion of the Year Contest and Neuroscience in Fiction: “Slaughterhouse 5”, by Kurt Vonnegut


- John R. Platt - 'Extinct' Indian Gecko Rediscovered After 135 Years and 3,000 Feral Cats Killed to Protect Rare Australian Bilbies and Links from the Brink (March 23, 2013) and Links from the Brink (March 30, 2013)


- Jennifer Ouellette - Tunnel Vision: Probing the Physics of Fire Ants and When Math Meets Nature: Turing Patterns and Form Constants and Physics Week in Review: March 23, 2013 and Physics Week in Review: March 30, 2013


- Judy Stone - A Clinical Trial and Suicide Leave Many Questions: Part 6: The Run-Around, or Why I Now Call for an Independent Investigation of University of Minnesota


- George Musser - It from Bit or Bit from It? Announcing the 5th Foundational Questions Institute Essay Contest


- David Wogan - What an 18th century treatise on population can teach us about energy resources and For World Water Day, Photos of China’s Industrial Water Pollution


- Melissa C. Lott - Saving Lives with a Solar Suitcase


- Scicurious - Increasing telomerase to save you from stress and Scicurious Guest Writer! The intricate art of origami: Protein misfolding and disease and Friday Weird Science: Manliness tastes really goaty.


- Katie McKissick - Science Art on a T-Shirt


- Kalliopi Monoyios - An Interactive Scale of Everything in the Universe and Can You Scaiku?


- Glendon Mellow - Find All the Absurdities! and Blood Goats. You Heard Me. and Bacteriography - SciArt needs a Kickstart to Escape the Lab


- Kate Clancy - When Doing Sensitive Interviews, Have Emergency Puppy and Bringing a Little Evolutionary Medicine Into the Blogosphere: Student Blogs


- Jennifer Frazer - True-ish (and Hilarious) Facts About the Anglerfish


- George Musser - It Used to be a Super Pain to Shop for Solar Installers, but No Longer


- DNLee - A Game of Thrones: Pheromones & Gene Expression in Worker Bees Play Pivotal Roles in Queen Development and What is the rightful place of science in society, in minority communities? and Spit a Rhyme, Drop Some Science


- Dana Hunter - Pioneering Women in the Geosciences: Introduction and Zonia Baber: "The Public May Be Brought to Understand the Importance of Geography"


- Alex Wild - A Martian landscape in four billion pixels and On the difference between natural history art photography, and natural history photojournalism


- Carin Bondar - Carnivorous Plants in 3D: The Stuff of Horror Films! and Ovulation, Meet Copulation! The Beauty of Efficiency in Wild Sex... and The Chemistry of Easter Egg Dyeing


- Joanne Manaster - Ferroputty and Rare Earth Magnet Interaction Delights Thousands! and Win A VIP Trip To A NASA Visitor Center! Why Space Matters Video Contest


- Jason G. Goldman - A Photo Safari at the San Diego Zoo


- Jamil Zaki - 2 Sources of Moral Behavior: Who You Are and How You Feel


- Cassie Rodenberg - Coping with Addiction in STEM Education


- Janet D. Stemwedel - CD review: Baba Brinkman, “The Rap Guide to Evolution: Revised”


- Khalil A. Cassimally - Au Science Magazine’s New Issue Includes An Interview With The Man Who Sees Through Clothes and Khalil’s Picks (29 March 2013)


- Psi Wavefunction - A budding crescent


- Bora Zivkovic - Best of March at A Blog Around The Clock


- Seth Wharton - Scientists Use Tiny Robots to Understand Ants [Video]


- David Biello - Oil Addiction, Not Fracking, Caused the 2011 Oklahoma Earthquakes and Can the World Afford Cheap Water?


- The Editors - New E-Book Forever Young: The Science of Aging Investigates Longevity



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