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"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers -- so many caring people in this world." - Fred Rogers The exact details of what happened today on Boylston Street are still being sorted out, but multiple reports are confirming that two bombs were detonated close to the finish line of today's Boston Marathon, killing at least two people and wounding dozens of others.As a social psychologist, there are so many reasons to expect that this should end up revealing an absolute low point for humanity...
Mambo! I'm departing today for Tanzania. I'm actually looking forward to returning to the field. (I love field work and the chance to get dirty, travel and experience the world from different perspectives.) I'm telling you, being a field ecologist is the best!I managed to get most of everything I said I needed and wanted to get (the 5 things I must have when I return to Tanzania)...
Each month I feature some of the most intriguing stories from Scientific American's massive blog network. The 'Best of the Blogs' video for March is now here!
I was recently asked a great question about the meteor that hit Chelyabinsk and the asteroid that nearly missed the Earth that same week: “They look small.
One of the best things about teaching at Stevens Institute of Technology, which I joined in 2005, is shooting the shit with distinguished historian of science James E.
I'm fascinated by the biology of soil and the history of "dirtiness"--where dirt and bacteria are allowed to be and where we must clean them away. Mary Douglas defines dirt in her classic book Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo as "matter out of place": [Dirt] is a relative idea...
There is an academic achievement gap in the United States. Compared to their White peers, African American and Latino American students earn lower grades and are more likely to drop out of school...
One minute we're being told that brain training makes you smarter, and the next minute we're told it's all bogus. Confused? I don't blame you. The research literature on brain training is confusing and even sometimes contradictory...
Plants are often seen as the static background components of the landscape. They grow and get bigger, maybe change color in the fall, but to the casual observer they are no livelier than the surrounding rocks...
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