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Does smoking pot lower your IQ?

Does smoking pot lower your IQ?

As marijuana is being legalized in Washington and Colorado states, its proliferation and use raise legitimate issues regarding its dose-dependent and long-term effects.

January 15, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
Docs Frequently Fail to Sniff Out Boozers

Docs Frequently Fail to Sniff Out Boozers

Image courtesy of iStockphoto/chrisbrignell Height? Weight? Any changes in your health? Do you smoke? Simple screening in the doctor's office can help clinicians pick up on potential health problems.

January 15, 2013 — Katherine Harmon
ScienceOnline2012 interview with Chris Gunter

ScienceOnline2012 interview with Chris Gunter

Every year I ask some of the attendees of the ScienceOnline conferences to tell me (and my readers) more about themselves, their careers, current projects and their views on the use of the Web in science, science education or science communication.

January 15, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Setting Mathematics in Verse

Setting Mathematics in Verse

  Swirling Symmetry, mathematically-inspired art by Sandra DeLozier Coleman, who also writes mathematical poetry. This piece appeared in the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings art gallery.

January 15, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
What Science Should We Fund? Questioning New Policy on H5N1 Gain-of-Function Research

What Science Should We Fund? Questioning New Policy on H5N1 Gain-of-Function Research

Terrence Tumpey, whose team reconstructed the extinct 1918 “Spanish Flu” virus. Cutting edge influenza research has generated controversy, with some claiming that the benefits of creating new (or resurrecting old) viruses are outweighed by the risks of an accidental or intentionally caused pandemic.

January 15, 2013 — Nicholas G. Evans
Virtually Speaking Science

Virtually Speaking Science

Tune in tomorrow (Wednesday, January 16th) at 6pm EST to Virtually Speaking Science, online radio show about science. Host Tom Levenson and I will spend an hour talking about...well, whatever Tom asks, but likely about ScienceOnline, science reporting and blogging, the new media ecosystem, science communication, and other topics Tom and I have been discussing online and offline for the past several years.

January 15, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Guest Post: Navigating the New World of Oils

Guest Post: Navigating the New World of Oils

By Deborah Gordon After a half-century pursuit of oil independence, the U.S. may have struck it rich again. Only this time it’s not the same black gold.

January 15, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Wonderful Archaea, Math Knots, Smoking Stigma, Nuclear Weapons, Missed Chances, and more.

#SciAmBlogs Monday - Wonderful Archaea, Math Knots, Smoking Stigma, Nuclear Weapons, Missed Chances, and more.

As usual on Mondays, we have the new Image of the Week. - Chris Arnade - How to lose 3 million dollars in one second?  - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica—Circles, Part 3  - Ashley Tucker - The Future of Computers  - Jennifer Frazer - Archaea Are More Wonderful Than You Know  - Evelyn Lamb - Knotty Fun at the Joint Math Meetings  - Scicurious - Don’t look back in anger: missed chances and aging  - Krystal D'Costa - Speakeasy Smoking?

STAFFJanuary 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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