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Students with Autism Gravitate Toward STEM Majors

Students with Autism Gravitate Toward STEM Majors

Invited Guest Post by Marissa Fessenden (@marisfessenden) U.S. business and policy leaders have made it a priority to increase the number of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM.

February 1, 2013 — Anna Kuchment
Friday Weird Science: Sperm trading

Friday Weird Science: Sperm trading

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a hermaphroditic flatworm in possession of its own sperm, rarely runs short of sperm, and thus must be in want of another hermaphrodite of suitable quality to inseminate."-Jane Austen, if she had studied flatworms Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, talking about how flatworms trade sperm.

February 1, 2013 — Scicurious
Yaks Are Returning to Tibet, but Does Climate Change Pose Further Risks?

Yaks Are Returning to Tibet, but Does Climate Change Pose Further Risks?

Wild yaks are coming back to at least one area of Tibet after a long period of overhunting, but the future for the species is yet unknown as their periglacial habitat melts because of climate change.Wild yaks ( Bos mutus ) are among Asia's largest mammals, second only to elephants and rhinos, and are especially adapted to high-altitude regions.

February 1, 2013 — John R. Platt
Kermadec Trench: Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle

Kermadec Trench: Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle

A specimen photograph of Coryphaenoides yaquinae. If confirmed with more detailed study at Te Papa, this will be the first proven record in New Zealand waters.

February 1, 2013 — Malcolm Clark
The Carnival of Evolution: World Travel Edition!

The Carnival of Evolution: World Travel Edition!

Welcome to the 56th edition of the Carnival of Evolution.I haven't been on holiday for a while, so for this issue I thought I'd take a trip around the world, looking in on all the exciting research and work being done in the field of evolution.

February 1, 2013 — S.E. Gould
Amoxicillin-Humdrum? Or Miraculous?

Amoxicillin-Humdrum? Or Miraculous?

Busy primary care doctors, especially those who see children, prescribe it ten times a day, sometimes more. For over thirty years it's been our old steady friend, our go-to medication for bacterial ear infections, pneumonia, strep throat, and sinusitis.

February 1, 2013 — Lawrence Rifkin
A Survivor's Tale: "Half the mountain exploding over our heads"

A Survivor's Tale: "Half the mountain exploding over our heads"

One thing I love about blogging is hearing from readers, especially readers who have intriguing tales to tell. A bit ago, Timo5150 left a tantalizing clue that one such tale might prove extra-intriguing: I was living just outside Randle Washington when it erupted, 20.2 miles from it.

February 1, 2013 — Dana Hunter
Speedballing: Why Crack Cocaine and Heroin are Mixed

Speedballing: Why Crack Cocaine and Heroin are Mixed

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

January 31, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg
Quantum Shorts: Winners of the 2012 Competition

Quantum Shorts: Winners of the 2012 Competition

We're currently at Science Online 2013, dancing Gangnam Style and bonding with our fellow science bloggers in between sessions, so there's not much time for our usual uber -long blog posts.

January 31, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette
This Is Your Brain on Disney

This Is Your Brain on Disney

CC | Click on image for license and information. I've only been to Disney World once. A few years ago, S and I went for the first time and while I may go back, I'm definitely still recovering.

January 31, 2013 — Krystal D'Costa

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