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With a slight delay compared to the usual scheduling, today we present both Image of the Week and Video of the Week.- Rebecca Guenard - My Sweaty Valentine - Joel Taylor - Chocolat Anyone! - Maria Konnikova - Valentine’s Day on the planet of the Little Prince - Krystal D'Costa - Decoding the Art of Flirtation - Evelyn Lamb - Romance, Continued Fractions, and You - Kalliopi Monoyios - How to Mend a Broken Heart - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Anxiety drug makes fish bolder and more asocial - Eric Michael Johnson - Macaque and Dagger in the Simian Space Race - John R...
When my wonderful agent, Seth Fishman, got married this summer, he decided on one of the most original and thoughtful presents for his bride-to-be, Marget, that I had ever seen: a bound book of reflections on love from his friends and clients...
On February 6, 2013, I got into a big Twitter chat with the esteemed Ebony Magazine (link here). For those of you unfamiliar, Ebony Magazine, founded by John H.
Bio-Rad's "Genes in a Bottle" Kit. CREDIT: Helene Brazier-Mitouart Invited Guest Post by Helene Brazier-Mitouart I have a Ph.D.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thursday approved the first retinal implant for use in the United States. The FDA’s green light for Second Sight’s Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System gives hope to those blinded by a rare genetic eye condition called advanced retinitis pigmentosa, which damages the light-sensitive cells that line the retina.For Second Sight, FDA approval follows more than 20 years of development, two clinical trials and more than $200 million in funding—half from the National Eye Institute, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, and the rest from private investors...
The European perch (Image: Wikipedia Commons) Benzodiazepines are some of the most heavily prescribed drugs worldwide. They include blockbusters like Xanax and Valium.
A lingering look. A coy smile. Standing just a bit too close. An accidental brush. How do you flirt?
Video of the Week #79, February 14th, 2013: From: Quantum Shorts: Winners of the 2012 Competition by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics .
Image of the Week #79, February 14th, 2013: From: The Intelligent Use of Animations by Kalliopi Monoyios at Symbiartic and Commenting threads: good, bad, or not at all...
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