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As a former rock climbing instructor, I have seen many contorted struggles to raise a chin over a bar. The pull-up for many is a sort of "test piece" of fitness—an indicator of athletic prowess—that is a cornerstone of a good workout (or a good showing-off).
As a former rock climbing instructor, I have seen many contorted struggles to raise a chin over a bar. The pull-up for many is a sort of “test piece” of fitness—an indicator of athletic prowess—that is a cornerstone of a good workout (or a good showing-off).
There's a new species convention happening somewhere right now and none of us got the memo because old. But that's okay because we've got ROFLCon and Anthrocon Playstations.This week an international team of researchers announced that they've identified some 80 new species of plants and animals along Papua New Guinea's Hindenburg Wall, a 50-km long, 300 m high limestone cliff face running through the Star Mountains region of the Western Province.
At the risk of sounding flippant, I wish to share a bedrock truth of the Pacific Northwest. Only, it's more like a harsh woody truth. The fact is that, on the seaward side of the great mountain chains, you can't see much geology.
This is a guest blog post by Charles Ebikeme (Website, Twitter), a science writer and blogger who covers the global health beat. There isn’t enough diversity in science communication online.
It's 3-14! Here's some helpful advice for those who'd like to remember pi:Sometimes, only sometimes, I do love math.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - MIND Blogs launch, Google Glass, Pope, compliments, good patients, and more.
- Sandra Upson - Scientific American MIND Launches a New Home Page and Blog Network - Bora Zivkovic - Introducing… Scientific American MIND blogs! - Melanie Tannenbaum - Pop culture?
In 1915, an exceptionally bright Italian youngster walked the two miles from his home to the Campo dei Fiori in Rome to hunt for science books in the weekly market fair.
Today is a big day here at the network! Earlier this morning we launched the MIND Blog Network. Scientific American MIND , the younger sister magazine, woke up this morning to a sparkling shiny new homepage, as well as the special new landing page for the MIND blogs.What is probably most exciting to us, and to you, the readers, is that we added six new blogs to the MIND blog network.
Today marks a big occasion for the Scientific American blog network: the launch of the MIND blogs, the Scientific American MIND blog network. Six new blogs, six new areas of exploration for the human mind--and a transition of all existing psychology-related blogs (like this one) to the new platform.
STAFFBehind the scenes at Scientific AmericanRead
Anecdotes from the Archive
Anthropology in Practice
Exploring the human condition.Read
Insights into intelligence, creativity, personality, and well-beingRead
Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kidsRead
Critical views of science in the newsRead
Dark Star Diaries
Explore the science behind the dog in your bedRead
News and research about endangered species from around the worldRead
Frontiers for Young Minds
Science by and for kids ages 8-15Read
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific AmericanRead
Climate science in a changing worldRead
Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday DeceptionsRead
Discussion and news about planets, exoplanets, and astrobiologyRead
MIND Guest Blog
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific American MindRead
Not bad science
New discoveries in animal behavior and cognitionRead
Opinion, arguments & analyses from guest experts and from the editors of Scientific AmericanRead
More than wires - exploring the connections between energy, environment, and our livesRead
Roots of Unity
Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.Read
Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.Read
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Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinctRead
The Artful Amoeba
A Blog About the Weird Wonderfulness of Life on EarthRead
Exploring and celebrating diversity in science.Read