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Giant's Shoulders #53!

Hello and welcome to the 53rd edition of the Giant's Shoulders Carnival, the blog carnival focusing on the history of science. We may not have Friday Weird Science today, but fear not, for the history of science contains MANY weird and wild tales.

November 16, 2012 — Scicurious

Dogs Teaching Chemistry

Video of the Week #69 November 15th, 2012: From: Hard Science is Going to the Dogs by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid . Source: snuggliepuppy on YouTube The most informative and adorable science video to come out this week asks us to "sit" and "stay" and "learn" chemistry as two well-trained dogs, Paige and Dexter, help us understand ionic, covalent and polar covalent chemical bonds.

November 15, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Parasitic Worm Eggs Ease Intestinal Ills by Changing Gut Macrobiota

Image of Trichuris trichiura courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Delorieux for Johann Gottfried Bremser Intestinal issues are not just for us humans. Whereas the inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) now afflicts some 1.4 million people in the U.S., a similar condition often besets captive monkeys.

November 15, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

Advice for grad students: own it.

Recently, the always brilliant Jeremy Yoder put up a fantastic post with some unsolicited advice for getting through grad school. Then, he (on the advice of the ever-infallible Scicurious), decided to make a carnival of it: "Knowing What I Know Now".

November 15, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

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