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I recently learned that my proposals for Science-related Journalism Panels for the 2013 meeting of the National Association of Black Journalists were rejected.
Plastic money. Source: Bank of Canada In 1966, five guys with a bunch of regular office supply store paper created hundreds of thousands of dollars in counterfeit $10 Australian bills.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Gadget Eyes, Parasitic Wasps, Citizen Science, Hyper-biofilm, Brain Wave Symphony, Damon s Fracking Movie, and more.
I'm back from vacation, and so is the Image of the Week. - Cheryl Murphy - Go Go Gadget Eyes…and Brain - Christie Wilcox - Parasitic Wasps Master Microbiology In Addition To Neurochemistry - Scicurious - Citizen Science, Citizen Policy - S.E.
I am very excited to announce the launch of the newest blog on our network. Now, our regular readers are probably familiar with the name - Evelyn Lamb (Twitter), who was an intern at Scientific American last fall, and continues to freelance for us now, mainly covering math.
Image of the Week #74, January 7th, 2013: From: Sherlock Holmes, the mindful detective by Maria Konnikova at Literally Psyched .
Although glutamate was discovered in 1908, it wasn't until the 1980s that it came to be described as 'umami', the fifth flavor. It is a savory taste, to go along with our other flavors of sweet, salty, bitter and sour.
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/LeventKonuk Four years ago the Obama administration offered up $19 billion in stimulus funds to help get health care IT (including electronic health records, or EHRs) in the pink—or at least in the black.Better information technology throughout the health care system would save money, improve care and bring the health care industry into the 21st century, proponents argued.But, as is obvious by the continuance of paper records, isolated institutional networks and clunky interfaces, health care IT is still in critical condition.A new report, assembled by the RAND Corporation, a non-profit, non-partisan research group, suggests that health care IT is not a hopeless case, however.
Hi all,My first Engagement of 2013 is upon me already. I am happy and honored to be a panelist for the first installment of the 2013 #STEMchat series.
"Oh, beauty is a beguiling call to death, and I'm addicted to the sweet pitch of its siren." - Johnny Quid, RocknRolla Female of the Emerald cockroach wasp Ampulex compressa manipulating an American cockroach, Periplaneta americana , which has been made docile by wasp venom and that will serve as food for the wasp larva.
This is what I look like standing on a tilted post near Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, New York. Welcome to Roots of Unity! I'm Evelyn Lamb, and I am a mathematician.
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