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Prolonging the Buzz with Grandma

A nonagenarian puts aging research into perspective. “To another ninety years!” I said, toasting my grandma. My brother and I had stopped by her apartment on her birthday with a six-pack of bock beer, her favorite brewing style...

May 22, 2013 — Andrew P. Han

Introducing: Kyle Hill

This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...

STAFFMay 22, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Oklahoma, cervical cancer, Weil's postulate, immunity and reproduction, global energy, UK wallabies, and more.

Take a look at the newest Image of the Week!- Hilda Bastian - Dissecting the controversy about early psychological response to disasters and trauma - Mark Farmer - Winning the War against Cervical Cancer - Edward Frenkel - An Unheralded Breakthrough: The Rosetta Stone of Mathematics - Kate Clancy - Your Lady Parts Don’t Like It When You Get Sick: Relationships Between Immune Health and Reproductive Hormones - David Wogan - What unconventional fuels tell us about the global energy system - Kristen Weiss - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: A New Faculty Member on the Team - Darren Naish - Wild wallabies in the UK - Bora Zivkovic - Scitable blog network just got bigger and better than ever! - Carin Bondar - 500 Million Years of Evolution in Under 4 Minutes - DNLee - My Heart is in Oklahoma now #OklahomaStrong - Kalliopi Monoyios - The SciArt Buzz: ScienceArt On Exhibit In May/June 2013 - Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L...

STAFFMay 21, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Fat Tuesday: Hungry for love

From the archives at Sleights of Mind. By Evan-Amos (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons Neurons are brain cells and they are similar to the other cells of the body in most every way, except that they reach for each other and pass little messages between themselves...

May 21, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

What unconventional fuels tell us about the global energy system

Several days ago I finished reading Charles C. Mann’s article in The Atlantic titled “What If We Never Run Out Of Oil?”, a long-form discussion of the history and technology of established sources of energy like oil and natural gas, as well as relative newcomers from hydraulic fracturing or methane hydrates.If you haven’t read it yet, please do so...

May 21, 2013 — David Wogan

Dissecting the controversy about early psychological response to disasters and trauma

Right now in Oklahoma, first responders and volunteers are pulling out the stops to mobilize all the help they can, including psychological support. They’ll be able to rely on people’s great reserves of generosity and resilience.Devastating tornadoes have a lot in common with other major traumas, like life-threatening accidents, the Boston bombing and the Newtown shooting – especially the emotional distress they leave in their aftermath...

May 21, 2013 — Hilda Bastian

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