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I safely arrived to Mororgoro Tanzania on Wednesday afternoon, April 17. While most of my friends in the States and Canada were rising from their sleep, I was happy to see the cloud-covered Uluhuru mountains high in the sky...
Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, for Friday Weird Science! And today's is a breeze! A breeze to the...nether regions. Why? Because today's paper argues that real men should wear KILTS...
It is in our nature to be self-deficient. This applies initially, chronically and inalienably. Now those once self-evident truths are obscured by errors of biology defying individualism.Though the opposite is often said, no human has ever been “born alone” and survived...
Many North American cities don’t have subways, but that’s not stopping the Internet from imagining what mass transit would look like in some of America’s most car-centric metro areas.Albuquerque, New Mexico doesn’t have a subway system, but if it did, it might look like this:Designer Ben Byrne created the map, imagining his city joining the ranks of world class cities like New York City, Paris, and Seoul...
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...
Any evolutionary biologist will tell you that flight has evolved independently several times in the history of life on earth, but can they tell you how many times muscle leggings have evolved?...
Sci has a piece up at the Guardian today, talking about a recent flurry of news reports on beer and dopamine. Everyone, get read for MAJOR NEWS. Did you KNOW, that the TASTE of beer increases DOPAMINE!?!?!?Here's a hint...
Consumer genetic-testing companies report how much of one's DNA comes from archaic human species, but what do the results really mean?
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Waco explosion, climate change models, swimming sea cucumber, shrinking proton, and more.
- Ramez Naam - The Limits of the Earth–Part 2: Expanding the Limits - Samyukta Mullangi - A Vignette from Psychiatry - Kyle Hill - What Mushroom Clouds Can Reveal About The Waco Explosion - Dana Hunter - The Cataclysm: “All of the Trees Seemed to Come Down at Once” - Melissa C...
The Best Illusion of the Year Contest is happy to announce the TOP TEN illusions of 2013!The 2013 Contest Gala will be on Monday, May 13th, in the Philharmonic Center of Arts (Naples Fl)...
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