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Today's Friday Weird Science is a response to a question I received, asking if Shower Shock caffeinated soap actually works. And I wondered...well does it?
It's often said that we know less about the bottom of our own ocean than we do about the surface of Mars. The governments of the world, and our government in particular, seem presently much less than enthusiastic about exploring the oceans of our own planet than in exploring other planets (ocean research seems to have taken a particular hit in the last decade of Congressional budget cuts, although admittedly, all agencies have seen cutbacks).
Evelyns from Texas at the AJAS poster session. (Left: yours truly. Right: Evelyn Ho.) When I was at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston last week, I popped by the American Junior Academy of Science poster session featuring the work of high school scientists.
Pesto pasta by Flickr user _e.t The chicken pesto pasta on your plate is more than just tasty fuel to keep you going. The dish has carbohydrates, fats and proteins to be sure, but it also contains other nutrients and chemicals that send subtle cues and instructions to your cells.
Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 22 on Mars Time Meteoric Changes to the Earth Day, as Told by a Thousand Tired Decisions
Editor’s note: Researchers exploring Mars via rover and satellite have to adapt to the longer day on the Red Planet. Katie Worth, whose Can Earthlings Adapt to the Longer Day on Mars?
New results from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey finds that homes built after the turn of the millennium use roughly the same amount of energy as those built before the year 2000 - despite being 30 percent larger, on average (link).
On "Media Refusal and Conspicuous Non-Consumption: The Performative and Political Dimensions of Facebook Abstention"
I just did something that I'm sure is not on any "helpful tips" list for aspiring science bloggers. Some users have "unliked" Facebook To write this post, I just copied a title from an academic journal and hit <CTRL> V in the headline field of WordPress.I wouldn't usually do a cut and paste, but this title brought a big smile and, after all, isn't consummate fascination the sine qua non of search engine optimization?The headline above also happened to top an article by Laura Portwood-Stacer, a visiting professor at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, an article published online in the journal New Media and Society.
This Is How Your Brain Deals With Google And Facebook Ads by Allison McCann: Alicia Jenkins is 24 and doesn't plan on getting married anytime soon.
Honey Bee Mid and Hind Gut Much has been written about the continuing disappearance of the honey bee, the corresponding demise of commercial beekeeping and the various culprits that account for the decline or colony collapse disorder (CCD) as it is known in the trade.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Testing Kids DNA, medical apps, Einstein Writings, 3-D Printed Octopus Suckers, Stormwater, ENCODE, and more.
- Ricki Lewis - New Guidelines on Testing Kids’ DNA – the Cliff’s Notes Version - Carly Goldstein - There’s an App for That: Policy and Technological Advances in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease - Ashutosh Jogalekar - ENCODE, Apple Maps and function: Why definitions matter and Physics Nobel Prizes and second acts - John R.
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