A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take
My dad worked for NASA, recruited John Glenn and knew Neil Armstrong
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There are many different models that we can use to describe how particles interact with each other in the quantum world. We can also refer to these models as systems.
One small scoop full of powdered rock, one giant step forward for exogeology. Lovers of the good science of rock-breaking will find their breath catching at this image:That's the first, folks...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - The Language Gene, DSM-5, Big Neuroscience, cookie withdrawal, Fastest Spacecraft Ever, and more.
- Athena Andreadis - The “Language” Gene and Women’s Wagging Tongues - Sidney Zisook - Getting Past the Grief over Grief - Gary Stix - Big Neuroscience: Billions and Billions (Maybe) to Unravel Mysteries of the Brain and Neuroquotes of the Month…Maybe the Year - Scicurious - Of course I’m stressed, I’m in cookie withdrawal. - Caleb A...
A free-living cyanobacterium (above) lies next to its brethren from a distant past, now a chloroplast coiled up and trapped (for good) within a eukaryotic cell (bottom).
The lights dim in the Gardenia Restaurant and Lounge, a longstanding venue for cabaret in Los Angeles, as singer/actress Gia Mora takes the stage. Clad in a slinky cocktail dress, her auburn hair pulled back and augmented with a fetching fall, she launches right into her first number...
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments this week about whether law enforcement officials have a constitutional right to collect DNA after an arrest and before a person has been convicted of a crime...
Christof Koch, a columnist for Scientific American MIND, a professor at the California Institute of Technology and the chief scientific officer for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, has the best characterization that I've ever seen of futurist Ray Kurzweil's speculations about the imminent merger of mind with machine and the domination of cyborgs.This is the kind of thing that should normally be confined to Tweetland, but Koch's prose, from his review of Kurzweil's new book "How to Create a Mind" for the Feb...
Before I get to Margaret Mead, a bit of breaking news about the Napoleon Chagnon controversy, the subject of my previous post. Chagnon and his supporters have described his election last year to the National Academy of Sciences as "vindication," as The New York Times Magazine put it ...
My latest piece for BBC Future is now up, and it focuses on how the things we may think of as odd, gross, or strange when it comes to human sexual practices are perhaps entirely normal for other species...
IMAGINE SCIENCE FILMS UNVEILS THE FLY ROOM PROJECT:A NEW EXHIBIT AND FEATURE PRODUCTION ABOUT THE BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICAN GENETICSby Alexis Gambis(writer-director of The Fly Room Project, founder of Imagine Science Films)The Fly Room Project is the latest Imagine Science Films initiative...
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