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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Preprints, smelling personality, BRAIN, egg-mobile, internet addiction, and more.

Check out the brand new Video of the Week!- Jason Hoyt and Peter Binfield - Who Killed the PrePrint and Could it Make a Return? - Scott Barry Kaufman - Can You Smell Personality? - Gary Stix - When It’s Brains, It Pours ($$$$$): Obama’s Big (Neuro) Science Project - DNLee - Racism in Porn industry is newsworthy, so how can science make the cut? - Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L...

STAFFApril 3, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Illusion of the Week: Steel Magnolias

The Steel Magnolias illusion, by graphic designer Michael Pickard of Sunderland University in the UK, was a Top 10 finalist in the 2007 edition of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest.

April 3, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Feed me, Seymour!

Video of the Week #86, April 3rd, 2013: From: Carnivorous Plants in 3D: The Stuff of Horror Films! by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: John Innes Centre on YouTube.

April 3, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

New Film Examines if Internet Addiction Led to a Baby s Death by Neglect

In March 2010, police in South Korea arrested a husband and wife in a tragically ironic case that gained international notoriety—the couple let their three-month-old daughter, Sarang, starve to death in their apartment while they spent up to 12 hours a day nurturing a virtual daughter as part of 3-D fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game known as Prius...

April 3, 2013 — Larry Greenemeier

Climate Change Future Suggested by Looking Back 4 Million Years

The last time the Earth enjoyed greenhouse gas levels like those of today was roughly 4 million years ago, during an era known as the Pliocene. The extra heat of average temperatures as much as 4 degrees Celsius warmer turned the tropical oceans into a nice warm pool of bathwater, as noted by new research published in Nature on April 4...

April 3, 2013 — David Biello

Benevolent Sexism: An Addendum.

When you're a woman who writes an article online about sexism, it's incredibly easy for people who want to dismiss your argument to write you off as some kind of bitter, angry, screeching man-hater.I've naturally received a lot of comments on this piece, as I absolutely knew going into this that I would...

April 3, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

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