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Ed. Note: This blog originally appeared at Sleights of Mind. Like Giotto, Dr. Lecter has frescoed the walls of his mind. ― Thomas Harris, HannibalYesterday we wrote about the memory palace of Tom Meseroll, the Master of Martial Magic, so it is fitting that this week’s Neuroscience in Fiction pick features a fictional memory palace: the mansion of reminiscence at the center of Hannibal Lecter's brilliantly twisted mind.The fragment that follows is from Thomas Harris's Hannibal, where we learn all about Dr...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - History of Science, War on Drugs, Chemophobia, GMO salmon, Forcepfly, Dumbo Octopus, and more.
- Emily Eggleston - History, Science and the History of Science - Cassie Rodenberg - Who Feels the War on Drugs? Two Hours in Drugs and Poverty - Janet D.
It’s been a long battle for AquaBounty Technologies and its divisive fish. Twenty years in the making, the first transgenic animal created for consumption - a doubly fast growing salmon – is now in its last leg of the U.S...
Down in the dark depths of the deep ocean live more than a dozen species of "Dumbo" octopuses.These octopods from the genus Grimpoteuthis are so named for their prominent, unusual earlike fins that they use to help them swim (reminiscent of the Disney elephant character who used his ears to fly)...
This week, the Grand CENtral blog features a guest post by Andrew Bissette defending the public's anxiety about chemicals. In lots of places (including here), this anxiety is labeled "chemophobia"; Bissette spells it "chemphobia", but he's talking about the same thing...
You've heard of singing telegrams, but have you heard of fecal odorgrams?? This is what you do when you REALLY want someone to know what you had for breakfast.
Well, I've gone and submitted my dissertation to my committee.Like this San Diego Zoo polar bear, I intend to hibernate through the weekend. And then, we prepare the defense.
Women in rural areas of the developing world often have to walk all day to get to a health clinic to retrieve the oral rehydration packets needed to treat their children's diarrhea, a leading killer for those under the age of five.When they arrive, however, the medicine is often gone...
I really don't enjoy playing Internet Police. After this happened and this needed to be said, I don't want to write another story about image misappropriation.
New Insect Discoveries: Forcepfly With Terrifying Genital Pincers and Tinkerbella, the Minute Fairyfly
A new species of forcepfly with enormous genital pincers has been discovered in Brazil, bringing the total number of known species in this family to three.
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