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The Moth Hunters

Bathed in violet light, two men search the white expanse of cloth, oblivious to their surroundings. Disoriented insects of various shapes and sizes swoop around the men’s heads.

May 29, 2013 — Susan Swanberg

Scicurious Guest Writer! Beyond the code: addressing complexity in cancer genetics

Please welcome this month's Scicurious Guest Writer, Karissa Milbury! “This is why our drugs fail. Look at it. How do you treat that?” The professor, speaking to our graduate genetics technology class, was referring to a figure similar to this:(Figure 1: A graph showing the array of mutations found in a single breast cancer, from a paper by Natrajan and colleagues[1].)If that seems complicated to you, don’t worry – this is a genetic map of a single breast cancer, with every black line around the edge representing one mutation...

May 29, 2013 — Scicurious

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - human macroecology, food deserts, ketamine, heroin vaccine, giardia, test-tube cats, dog yawns, and more.

Check out the latest Image of the Week!- Anne-Marie Hodge - The Emerging Field of Human Macroecology - Ian Branam - Escape online from food deserts - Naim Alkhouri - “Breathprints” Pinpoint Potential Obesity-Related Complications in Children - Tony Rothman - Apocalypsis du Jour, Amnesia Forever! - Felicity Muth - Why do dogs yawn when they see sleepy humans? - Psi Wavefunction - Giardia sucks!...

STAFFMay 28, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Why do dogs yawn when they see sleepy humans?

Watch this videoDid it make you yawn? Well if it did then you’re not alone. Humans exhibit ‘contagious yawning’, where just seeing another individual makes you want to yawn yourself.Why we yawn at all isn’t entirely clear...

May 28, 2013 — Felicity Muth

The Swan Song of the Cicadas

After surviving cicada emergences and witnessing several cycles of journalism's cicada beat, you'd think I'd have seen it all. Articles about prime number cycling and climate change, evolution and recipes...

May 28, 2013 — Hannah Waters

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