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The Missing Link that Wasn’t

April Fools’ Day is not unique to Western cultures. People all over the world and all throughout history have celebrated the coming of Spring with festivals of deception and lightheartedness...

April 2, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

How Do You Visualize the Brain? [Contest]

Here at Scientific American, we develop lots of infographics about the brain. From classic neural pathway diagrams, depictions of medical breakthroughs, and maps of the brain’s genetic activity, there are as many solutions for visualizing the brain as there are questions about how it works...

STAFFApril 2, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

The Quest: How to Get a Medical Librarian to Do Your Search for Free

In my last blog post, I said one of the things I like so much about MedlinePlus (a service of the National Library of Medicine, or NLM) is that "the medical librarians at the NLM have already done a lot of the heavy lifting for you." I thought I'd give more detail about what I [...]..

March 31, 2014 — Christine Gorman

How Hard Is It to Catch a Fake Passport?

Imagine that you are a bouncer, checking IDs outside a popular bar in a college town. It is somewhat dark outside the door, there are many distractions: loud music is playing and your job requires you to also keep an eye on the crowd for trouble...

March 24, 2014 — Megan Papesh

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