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Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 36, Experiment Ends!

Tonight I will go to bed when I am tired, and tomorrow I will rise when I please: My Mars time experiment is over.For five weeks I’ve stayed put geographically, but my circadian rhythms have marched westward, advancing two-thirds of a time zone each morning to match the 24.65-hour day of our neighbor planet.

March 12, 2013 — Katie Worth

Octopuses Get One Chance at Love [Video]

The octopus is a solitary creature. Most known species of octopus avoid the company their own kind. And you might, too, if you knew your conspecific were capable of cannibalism.So in public aquariums, these animals are usually kept in separate tanks to keep them safe (and to avoid any unsightly encounters in front of visitors).

March 12, 2013 — Katherine Harmon

Identity Theft: Nature and Nurture in Art and Science

Art and science address the question of what makes us who we are in different, difficult, often contradictory ways. Since the phrase "nature and nurture" was first used in the late 19th century, trying to separate the contributions of inborn heredity and external environment to our unique individuality, there have been people who argue for the supremacy of our genome, epigenome, connectome, our individual historical moment and social milieux, or all of the above.

March 12, 2013 — Christina Agapakis

Resistance Nightmare

Image of the Week #83, March 12th, 2013: From: CDC's "Resistance Nightmare:" A View from the Trenches by Judy Stone at Molecules to Medicine .

March 12, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Monday - multitasking, time challenge, bee coffee, white-nose disease, Mammal March Madness, and more.

- Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters - So Long, Academic Dead Zones - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica – Mathematics and Love - Evelyn Lamb - Time in 298 Words - Scicurious - Plants give bees a caffeine buzz and Friday Weird Science: When you lose your frog transmission, check the toilet - Cassie Rodenberg - A Family’s Struggle: Heroin, a Life Saga - Caleb A.

STAFFMarch 11, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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