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#SciAmBlogs Friday - Chemophobia, Horse Meat, Animating Anthropomorphism, Meditation, Twilight Zone, and more.

- Dorea Reeser - “Chemical” Is Not a Bad Word - Jason G. Goldman - Animating Anthropomorphism: Giving Minds To Geometric Shapes [Video] - Mary Karmelek - A Horse Is a Horse, of Course, of (Main) Course - Katie Worth - Stepping into the Twilight Zone: Day 33, or, Curiosity Killed by a Cosmic Ray - Scott Huler - North Carolina Citizens Are Not the Problem - John Horgan - Research on TM and Other Forms of Meditation Stinks - Alex Wild - A Fake Makes it to the Smithsonian’s Photo Contest Finalists - Bora Zivkovic - Bora’s Picks (March 8th, 2013) - Bora Zivkovic - Best of the Blogs Video - Jennifer Frazer - Nematodes on Best of the Blogs, and an Interview with Woese =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...

STAFFMarch 8, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

North Carolina Citizens Are Not the Problem

I've complained a lot in this space about North Carolina's state legislature and governor fighting against science, and unless something drastically changes I probably will continue to do so...

March 8, 2013 — Scott Huler

A Horse Is a Horse, of Course, of (Main) Course

Let’s talk about horses. With news of Europe’s horse meat scandal grabbing headlines last month, it’s hard not to have equine on the mind. In 1875 Scientific American published an article, “Shall We Eat the Horse?” hypothesizing the economic benefits of consuming horse meat in the U.S...

STAFFMarch 8, 2013 — Mary Karmelek

Best of the Blogs Video

'Best of the Blogs' is a monthly video series that highlights some of the most fascinating stories from the Scientific American blog network. Every month, Carin Bondar chooses a few of the blog posts that were published over the course of the month, has the bloggers record a brief narration, and meshes it all up into a fascinating mix of stories, images and video...

March 8, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Bora's Picks (March 8th, 2013)

Another amazingly plentiful week. Enjoy the weekend! A Plague of Locusts Descends Upon the Holy Land, Just in Time for Passover by Rachel Nuwer: Locusts have plagued farmers for millennia...

STAFFMarch 8, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

"Chemical" Is Not a Bad Word

Say it out loud, "chem-i-cal". It flows well, and it has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? What does this word mean? You'd be surprised by most definitions.

March 8, 2013 — Dorea Reeser

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