A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take
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#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Fall of Food, Ethics in Citizen Science, The Gate, Drug Screens, Scientific Method, and more.
- Patrick Mustain - The Decline and Fall of Food: How Our Greatest Fuel Source Became Our Greatest Health Threat [Podcast] - Caren Cooper - Animal Care Ethics in Citizen Science: My Conundrum - Judy Stone - Drug Screens-and More Security Theater (Part 2) - Evelyn Lamb - Wrong in Public: the 4-Color Theorem Edition - Ashutosh Jogalekar - The Gate: Contemplating the secret portal that led to the atomic bomb - Janet D...
PRESS RELEASE***********The Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) today announced this year's winner of the second annual Paul Shin Award, honoring the unsung heroes of science communication and engagement.The 2013 winner is Mónica I...
Several recent blog posts and a session at Scio13 (discussed here) have addressed ethical issues in citizen science. Ethics in research is taken extremely seriously in academia: every single research project that involves human subjects gets reviewed by an independent committee (an Institutional Review Board, IRB) before it begins.When citizen science involves human subjects, it has to play by the same rules – even when it seems like there is no possible ethical conflict...
While modern science seems committed to the idea that seeking verifiable facts that are accessible to anyone is a good strategy for building a reliable picture of the world as it really is , historically, these two ideas have not always gone together...
There it was, completely nondescript. Nobody could ever tell what the room was used for more than half a century ago. But then I thought that that sounded apt; after all, nobody was supposed to know in the first place what went on in there...
In part one on drug testing, we looked primarily at the accuracy of evidence supporting drug testing—how often do you get false information from the tests.
Wrong in Public is a new, hopefully very occasional, series on Roots of Unity. I don't like being wrong in public, but sometimes I make a mistake in a post, and sometimes mistakes are interesting...
The Decline and Fall of Food: How Our Greatest Fuel Source Became Our Greatest Health Threat [Podcast]
(click here if the above does not work for you).Ever since the first meal took place, about four billion years ago, probably the most powerful driver of the behaviors of all living things has been the need to find, use, and store energy...
This is a guest blog post written by Ajay Major and Aleena Paul, medical students at Albany Medical College and co-founders of in-Training. Student media holds a strange place in medical education...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Gluten Sensitivity, Legend of Zelda, Borg rats, Junk food, Dinosaur stamps, New Zealand parrots, and more.
- Julianne Wyrick - Gluten Sensitivity: What Does It Really Mean? - Kyle Hill - The Ocarina of Time Travel, Extra Dimensions, And Branching Universes - Scicurious - Bringing on the Borg rats? - Charles Q...
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