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Congratulations to the winners of the ScienceSeeker Awards!

ScienceSeeker Awards have been announced earlier today. If you are not sure what this is, ScienceSeeker is the main portal for collecting, connecting and filtering science writing online, especially on science blogs (Note: it is a project of ScienceOnline of which I am one of the co-founders and co-chairmen)...

STAFFMay 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Fat Tuesday: Illusory Portion Control

Ed. note: this post appeared previously at Sleights of Mind. Think that your eyes are bigger than your stomach? Well, actually, yes... they are.The Portion Size Illusion is a new variant of an old classic illusion called the Ebbinghaus illusion, in which a circle surrounded by smaller circles looks bigger than the same circle surrounded by bigger circles...

May 14, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

The man without a center

Why are we drawn to tragic heroes much more then to conventional ones? Perhaps because tragic heroes, because of the flaws and ambiguity inherent in their nature, continue to intrigue us long after we have finished admiring the essentially simple and good character of conventional heroes...

May 14, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

Tomorrow Lab and the Beat of the Planets

“The planets have a beat,” said Dr. Oded Aharonson, snapping his fingers. Skyped in from Israel into a Manhattan boardroom on May 10, Aharonson is a scientist who has operated the rover on Mars...

May 14, 2013 — Rita J. King

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