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How Can We Condemn Boston Murders But Excuse U.S. Bombing of Civilians?

Ever since the Boston Marathon bombings Monday, something has been bothering me. I've tried to put it out of my mind, but I can't. So, perhaps unwisely, I'm going to write about it.We Americans are justifiably outraged at the attacks in Boston, which killed three innocent people and injured many more...

April 19, 2013 — John Horgan

It's Okay To Be Smart - It Really Is

A few months ago Joe Hanson premiered his new video series called 'It's Okay To Be Smart', a joint project with PBS Digital Studios. In addition to being a true science geek, Joe has a flashy on-screen charisma that make for some pretty entertaining short films...

April 19, 2013 — Carin Bondar

It Is in Our Nature to Be Self-Deficient

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...

April 19, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

No mass transit in your city? Have a fake subway map instead

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...

April 19, 2013 — David Wogan

How Do You Wear Your Anatomy?

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?...

April 19, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Beer, Dopamine, and BRAIN SCANS!

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...

April 19, 2013 — Scicurious

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