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There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - William Shakespeare, Hamlet According to a poll from the Pew Research Center that has come out just in time for this week's historic decisions on marriage equality, we should all be concerned...
AW –You describe a tension that a lot of scientists (myself included) wonder about, but few have addressed head on. The implications here are huge: in encouraging moral behavior, should we encourage people to think about the moral acts in which they've already engaged, or nudge them away from this type of humble-bragging?...
Please welcome this month’s Scicurious Guest Writer: Emily Burns! Lots of people set themselves goals - like things to do by the time you're 30.
When I was in fourth grade, my teacher asked us each to write a short "Just So" story in the manner of Rudyard Kipling, author of the classic children's book Just So Stories .
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Obesity-waist_circumference.PNG#file Ed. Note: Every Fat Tuesday we discuss the neuroscience of hunger, satiety, and weight control.
A several hundred year old treatise on human population offers insight into understanding energy resources. In 1798, a fellow by the name of Thomas Malthus predicted what he believed to be impending doom for the human race...
While performing an emergency cesarean section, a team of doctors suddenly found themselves cloaked in darkness. The hospital had lost its electricity supply.
A Clinical Trial and Suicide Leave Many Questions: Part 6: The Run-Around, or Why I Now Call for an Independent Investigation of University of Minnesota
Drink me! This series uses the story of Dan Markingson’s participation in a clinical trial of anti-psychotic drugs at the University of Minnesota, his suicide 2004 while participating on the study, and subsequent events as a case study in which to explore various aspects of clinical trial conduct...
In honor of the big decisions occurring this week in SCOTUS regarding the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, I am re-posting a slightly edited version of this piece from the archives of my Wordpress blog...
I've asked a scientist who has struggled with mental health issues and substance abuse through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduate school to write about it, to highlight the pressures faced and the way problems are noticed, exacerbated and often, perhaps unintentionally, masked over the course of education...
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