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The Decline and Fall of Food: How Our Greatest Fuel Source Became Our Greatest Health Threat [Podcast]
(click here if the above does not work for you).Ever since the first meal took place, about four billion years ago, probably the most powerful driver of the behaviors of all living things has been the need to find, use, and store energy.
This is a guest blog post written by Ajay Major and Aleena Paul, medical students at Albany Medical College and co-founders of in-Training. Student media holds a strange place in medical education.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Gluten Sensitivity, Legend of Zelda, Borg rats, Junk food, Dinosaur stamps, New Zealand parrots, and more.
- Julianne Wyrick - Gluten Sensitivity: What Does It Really Mean? - Kyle Hill - The Ocarina of Time Travel, Extra Dimensions, And Branching Universes - Scicurious - Bringing on the Borg rats? - Charles Q.
My standard macro kit costs several thousand dollars (camera, $1800; lens, $1000; flash, $600; various accessories, $300). Yet, most of what I consider the more unique aspects of my style are down to a mere few cents of tape, paper clips, and plastic diffusion.Consider: The effects of bare flash (top) and diffused flash (bottom) to photograph a harvester ant.
I'm a child of the Sixties, so I've known lots of people over the years who've joined cults. One of the most popular was Transcendental Meditation, which the Indian-born guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began marketing to westerners, notably the Beatles, a half century ago.
© Justin Knight. Courtesy of M.I.T. Ernest J. Moniz, a nuclear physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who serves on Scientific American ’s board of advisors, will be President Barack Obama's pick to replace Nobel laureate Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy.
Last month, UNITY: Journalists for Diversity and Loop 21 conducted a survey in which journalists were asked how race relations affected modern-day media, and now we want to here from you.
In A Menagerie of Curiosities, I explore the fascinating results of experiments that explore how life develops. A tadpole missing eyes on its head that had an eye implanted on its tail.
It's one month into the nominations period for the inaugural ScienceSeeker Awards, and there is just one month left to nominate your favorite posts for the contest!In case you don't remember how to nominate a post, it's really simple: just find that post’s entry on Science Seeker (hint: use the filters and search box on the right sidebar), and click the little trophy icon.
This image originally appeared on the December 2003 issue of The Economist. For nearly every overweight person on the planet, there exists another person that is undernourished.
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