Behavioral techniques can help stretch a month’s worth of help so it actually lasts a month
Astrophysical events may have a hard time sterilizing Earth-analog worlds, based on the example of water bears. But is it this simple?
It’s not easy, but a newly proposed test might be able to detect consciousness in a machine
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Sci has a post at Neurotic Physiology today, highlighting a new study that is up for Crowdfunding! The Perlstein group at Princeton wants to look at where amphetamine goes in the cell when it is taken up, and they are looking to crowdfunding to help them out.
Image of stereoscopic 3-D mammogram viewing display; courtesy of Radiological Society of North America The mammograms most women receive are decidedly two-dimensional.
WUNC is the local NPR station. The State Of Things is one of the popular North Carolina programs, usually featuring local people doing interesting stuff.
In 1964, the occasionally enigmatic but always energetic physicist, Dr. Richard Feynman gave a lecture at Cornell University to a packed hall of eager, young scholars.
Before the close of the decade, the United States could become the world’s top producer of oil and natural gas. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), increasing domestic production combined with domestic energy efficiency could leave the country “all but [energy] self-sufficient.” The U.S.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - why storms topple trees, why life is carbon-based, why Twitter is like a party, why addicts roam, and more whys.
- Mary Knudson - Why Do Trees Topple in a Storm? - S.E. Gould - Shine on you crazy diamond: why humans are carbon-based lifeforms - Cassie Rodenberg - Addicts Are Professional Vagabonds - Christina Agapakis - Smell-O-Vision - Ferris Jabr - Twitter Is A 24-Hour Party.
I've always loved music. It was my first passion—long before I was traveling the world diving for lionfish or writing up science news for Scientific American , I was writing songs.
In 1993, Americans elected the first physicist to Congress: Vern Ehlers, a Republican from Michigan. Just six years later, former assistant director of Princeton's Plasma Physics Laboratory, Rush Holt, a Democrat from New Jersey, joined him.
Wow-e-wow. When Matt announced geopoetry as #51's theme, I figured he'd get a few pieces, a little bit of fun stuff and some cute and clever entries.
Before there was sound in movies there was smell. In 1906, a Pennsylvania movie theater soaked a wad of cotton wool in rose oil and placed it in front of a fan.
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