It lets aerospace engineers develop high-quality parts much faster than they could with traditional fabrication methods
The U.S. vanquished malaria and beat back AIDS, but Lyme and other illnesses are raging unchecked
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I love Paris. I love science films. Oh, to watch science films in Paris! This is possible due to the Pariscience International Film Festival, to be held October 3-8, 2013.
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...
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Behold! The latest entry in personal mobility vehicles. I present to you Hyundai’s “E4U”.Debuted at the Seoul Motor Show last month, the E4U works like no other ground vehicle that I have seen...
First impressions matter. This may not come as much of a surprise, but just how quickly we form impressions, and which cues we use to make such rapid judgements may very much surprise you.Take the face...
JZ,Again, you ask lots of great questions. I will turn to the question of whether positive or negative appeals for charity are stronger motivators of donation.
It was 1859 and “On the Origin of Species” was published by Charles Darwin. Within 10 years, a new journal arose with the simple name of “Nature” and with the ambition to be a liberal publication that went against the grain in its scientific views and editorial model...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - citizen patients, institutional sexism, geotropism, nuclear power, blogging to success, and more.
- Dr. Nortin M. Hadler - Doctor, what would you do if you were me? - Melanie Tannenbaum - The Problem When Sexism Just Sounds So Darn Friendly… - Jennifer Frazer - Roots Down, Shoots Up...
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Obesidade.jpg Ed. note: This blog originally appeared on http://sleightsofmind.com/blog. I just want to thank you all for being so even-minded and fair when it comes to your attitudes about fat people...
Yesterday I skyped into Czerne Reid's science journalism class at University of Florida to talk about breaking into science writing as a profession, and especially the use of blogs and social media as tools for accomplishing that goal...
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