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Our Ruly Nature

It is in our nature to need rules. By enabling better social productivity rules beats no rules. We can clarify our biological rule dependence by analogy with language and tools.

May 1, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

World's Smallest Stop Motion Movie Made with Atoms!

A darling stop motion video was released yesterday and is already a big hit. IBM took the challenge of moving 5,000 atoms around in order to create a short stop motion video, capturing the images using a scanning tunneling microscope...

May 1, 2013 — Joanne Manaster

Rethinking Learning Disorders

For most people, learning to read, write, add, or subtract seems straightforward and elementary. But as both a professor of special education and a scientist who studies learning in children with neurodevelopmental issues, I know that, acquiring these essential academic skills is indeed a complicated and effortful endeavor for some and that the problems they and their families experience are often just as complicated...

May 1, 2013 — Rosemary Tannock

Osmosis Confusion: 60 Years and Counting

The phenomenon of osmosis is familiar to most readers from their junior high school science class. A dialysis bag containing sugar is placed in beaker containing pure water.

May 1, 2013 — Eric M. Kramer

Best of April at A Blog Around The Clock

What happened? I did not post anything on A Blog Around The Clock in April!!! Yikes! I promise there will be something next month! But I did post some interesting stuff elsewhere - take a look: How to break into science writing using your blog and social media (#sci4hels) Morning at Triton...

May 1, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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