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#SciAmBlogs Friday - Kirk vs. Spock, bridge failure, elephant seals, chemical intuition, predatory journals, sleep learning, and more.

- Jag Bhalla - The Cognitive Science of Star Trek - Kyle Hill - Scour: Why Most Bridges Fail - Jennifer Ouellette - Dear Guardian: You’ve Been Played - Bonnie Swoger - It’s not about predators, it’s about journal quality - Dana Handy - Northern Elephant Seals: Increasing Population, Decreasing Biodiversity - Judy Stone - Anti-Psychiatry Prejudice?...

STAFFMay 24, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Dear Guardian: You've Been Played

A number of people have been privately asking me about the recent Guardian article (and accompanying Op-Ed by Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy) gushing over a supposedly revolutionary new unified theory of physics by a man who officially left academia 20 years ago...

May 24, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

Scour: Why Most Bridges Fail

Yesterday the I-5 bridge spanning the Skagit River in Washington had one of its support girders hit by a truck too wide, and the whole scene of contorting metal fell into the water below...

May 24, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Scour: Why Most Bridges Fail

Yesterday the I-5 bridge spanning the Skagit River in Washington had one of its support girders hit by a truck too wide, and the whole scene of contorting metal fell into the water below...

May 24, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Northern Elephant Seals: Increasing Population, Decreasing Biodiversity

By Dana Handy In nature, a population recovery is not always what it seems, as the story of the Northern Elephant seal attests. This species, so named because the large male seal’s nose resembles that of an elephant trunk, is a unique marine mammal that spends more than 85% of its life in the North Pacific Ocean (from Baja, Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska) save for a limited amount of time on land for breeding and molting purposes...

May 24, 2013 — Jim Haw

The Cognitive Science of Star Trek

Star Trek needs more advanced cognitive science. The work of Kahneman can augment one of its central philosophical themes. We now have less warped models of intuition, logic, and morality...

May 24, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

Khalil's Picks (24 May 2013)

The Oklahoma tornado disaster was chilling in terms of sheer power and devastation caused. In this week’s picks, I highlight two articles about tornadoes.

STAFFMay 24, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

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