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Michael Chwe Responds to Miss Austen

The following is written by Michael Chwe, associate professor of political science at the University of California Los Angeles and author of the recent book Jane Austen, Game Theorist Dear Miss Austen,It is an immense honor to be addressed by you...

STAFFApril 27, 2013 — Ferris Jabr

Could Smartglasses Be the Next Big Tech Bust?

ScientificAmerican.com just ran an article on smartglasses. Not just the famous Google Glass, but a whole crop of smartglasses that are supposedly going to change everything: Big things afoot for the face in Tech Land.I dunno, this technology just doesn't make sense to me...

STAFFApril 27, 2013 — Gary Stix

Physics Week in Review: April 27, 2013

First things first: There is a movement afoot of sorts within certain sectors of the high-energy physics community to rename the Higgs boson to better reflect all those who contributed to its theoretical development and eventual discovery...

April 27, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

"What if I told you I was a genetically modified human?"

Megan Daalder's Project Eureka is a shape-shifting and multidimensional narrative about life, science, and technology after the end of the world. At her work-in-progress exhibition at the UCLA Art|Science gallery, which opened this week, she invites us to visit Eureka's future, set in the year 2050...

April 27, 2013 — Christina Agapakis

Neuroscience in Fiction: Hannibal Lecter's Memory Palace

Ed. Note: This blog originally appeared at Sleights of Mind. Like Giotto, Dr. Lecter has frescoed the walls of his mind. ― Thomas Harris, HannibalYesterday we wrote about the memory palace of Tom Meseroll, the Master of Martial Magic, so it is fitting that this week’s Neuroscience in Fiction pick features a fictional memory palace: the mansion of reminiscence at the center of Hannibal Lecter's brilliantly twisted mind.The fragment that follows is from Thomas Harris's Hannibal, where we learn all about Dr...

April 26, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Would You Eat AquAdvantage Salmon If Approved?

It’s been a long battle for AquaBounty Technologies and its divisive fish. Twenty years in the making, the first transgenic animal created for consumption - a doubly fast growing salmon – is now in its last leg of the U.S...

April 26, 2013 — Robynne Boyd

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