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The Wilder Side of Sex

My latest piece for BBC Future is now up, and it focuses on how the things we may think of as odd, gross, or strange when it comes to human sexual practices are perhaps entirely normal for other species.

February 25, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Imagine Science Films Unveils the Fly Room Project

IMAGINE SCIENCE FILMS UNVEILS THE FLY ROOM PROJECT:A NEW EXHIBIT AND FEATURE PRODUCTION ABOUT THE BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICAN GENETICS by Alexis Gambis(writer-director of The Fly Room Project, founder of Imagine Science Films)The Fly Room Project is the latest Imagine Science Films initiative.

February 25, 2013 — Carin Bondar

SciArt on Google+

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February 25, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Big Neuroscience: Billions and Billions (Maybe) to Unravel Mysteries of the Brain

The Human Brain Project intends to create a computer simulation at scales ranging from the nano to the macro. The era of Big Neuroscience has arrived.In late January, The Human Brain Project—an attempt to create a computer simulation of the brain at every scale from the nano nano to the macro biotic—announced that it had successfully arranged a billion Euro funding package for a 10-year run.And then on Feb.

STAFFFebruary 25, 2013 — Gary Stix

The Fastest Spacecraft Ever?

Who's the fastest of them all? (Credit: NASA) Of all the spacecraft humans have launched, there have been some impressively fast movers. But which holds the record?It's not an entirely idle question.

February 25, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf

Getting Past the Grief over Grief

These days, I get a lot of grief about grief. I am part of the work group that changed some of the ways that grief and clinical depression are described and differentiated in the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, typically referred to as DSM-5 .

February 25, 2013 — Sidney Zisook

ARPA-E Summit Reveals U.S. Energy Future

Bill Gates and Steven Chu have a "fireside" chat at the 2012 ARPA-e summit. Courtesy of Department of Energy. The future of energy will be on display at the fourth annual summit of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy, or ARPA–e.

February 25, 2013 — David Biello

The mystery mammal of Kayan Mentarang

Back in 2005, the discovery of a weird reddish, long-tailed mammal, photographed by a camera-trap at Kayan Mentarang in central Borneo, was announced by the Swiss World Wildlife Fund.

February 25, 2013 — Darren Naish

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