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Bacteriophone: Microbial Wallpapers

I take a lot of photos of bacteria on my phone, and sometimes I use those pictures as my phone's wallpaper. These photos are meta-phone bacteria wallpapers: photographs of bacteria that I collected off the surface of my phone (h/t to Nick for the microbial inspiration).

February 19, 2013 — Christina Agapakis

Drug screens-any more than theater?

I’ve been doing a lot of traveling recently, and am increasingly disturbed by the growing surveillance society and the misplaced reassurances that are used to assuage the public, coined “security theater” by Bruce Schneier.

February 19, 2013 — Judy Stone

Bob Milne: Four Songs, One Mind.

Every musician's dream is to travel the world, be critically acclaimed, and be able to listen to four different pieces of music simultaneously. Alright, so maybe that last part is a bit more of a pipe dream than the first two.

February 19, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

Talking About Science On A Fashion Blog: On Lingeries And Quantum Physics

This is a guest post by Annika Victoria, a science undergraduate student based in Australia who runs a popular fashion blog. -- Having an in-depth conversation about the intricacies of quantum physics with an astrophysicist-slash-lingerie blogger was not something I would have predicted to occur when I first started my fashion blog in late 2011.

STAFFFebruary 19, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

How to Instill False Memories

Everyone enjoys the occasional practical joke – assuming the gag isn't mean-spirited or overly perilous, even the prank's poor victim can appreciate the punch line!I'm sure you have your favorites: gluing dollars to sidewalks, filling your co-worker's office with balloons, moving your roommate's bed to the basement… while he’s sleeping in it.More typical stunts may employ whoopee cushions, fake vomit, and hand buzzers, but honestly, those are a tad sophomoric and overdone.

February 19, 2013 — Steven Ross Pomeroy

#SciAmBlogs Monday - Plague, mesopredators, glassfrogs, meteor extinctions, quantum dots, dog recognition, #AAASmtg, and more.

There is a new Image of the Week today.- Tara C. Smith - How politics and an earthquake led to prairie dog plague - Anne-Marie Hodge - Laikipia Plateau: What is a Mesopredator? - Maureen McCarthy - Chimps in Uganda: Conservation Conversation - Krystal D'Costa - A Right to Be Clean: Sanitation and the Rise of New York City’s Water Towers - Becky Crew - Dogs recognise other dogs in a crowd - Alex Wild - Art of the Living Dead - Darren Naish - Everybody loves glassfrogs - Jennifer Frazer - A Stuffy Government Yearbook and Its Beautiful, Exotic Worms - Jennifer Ouellette - Maxwell’s Demon Meets Quantum Dots and Babble-onia: Solving the Cocktail Party Problem and Physics Week in Review: February 16, 2013 - Scicurious - AAAS: Science and Social Media RECAP! - Ingrid Wickelgren - A Surefire Way to Sharpen Your Focus - John Horgan - The Weird Irony at the Heart of the Napoleon Chagnon Affair and Why Drones Should Make You Afraid.

STAFFFebruary 18, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Zombie Ants

Image of the Week #80, February 18th, 2013: From: Art of the Living Dead by Alex Wild at Compound Eye .

February 18, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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