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Crowdfunding psychopharmacology

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.

November 13, 2012 — Scicurious

3-D Imaging Improves Breast Cancer Screening

Image of stereoscopic 3-D mammogram viewing display; courtesy of Radiological Society of North America The mammograms most women receive are decidedly two-dimensional.

November 13, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

Tune in to State Of Things today at 12noon EST.

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.

November 13, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

The Key to Science (and Life) Is Being Wrong

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.

November 13, 2012 — Steven Ross Pomeroy

U.S. Poised For Energy Self-Sufficiency

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.

November 13, 2012 — Melissa C. Lott

Musical Monday: Stay Near Me

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.

November 12, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

Rep. Rush Holt's Advice to His Fellow Scientists on Politics

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.

November 12, 2012 — David Biello


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.

November 12, 2012 — Christina Agapakis

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