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I’m over at Neurotic Physiology today, talking about keeping in touch. I’ve talked before about remembering “alternative” careers, and all that they may be able to do for your trainees, but now I want to talk about HOW to remember those who you don’t see anymore...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday – Iron Man exoskeleton, octopuss farming, #Dysonfest, Piping Plovers, Hospital-Based Infections, and more.
- E. Paul Zehr – The exoskeletons are here! Inventing Iron Man Update 3.0 - John Cook – Saxophone quartets and probability - Julie Rehmeyer – Making computers smarter, and helping deaf people too - Michelle Cain – Arctic Methane: The ups and downs of sitting in the hot seat - [...]..
In working on my latest book Perv, some of the saddest material I came across involved the stormy cross-cultural conflicts erupting between Western ideals of sex and those discovered among other “exotic” societies...
ASPEN. Life can change in an instant. We all know this, but we forget, or try to forget, this fact—until something happens that makes it hard to ignore.
Consider the set of brilliant twentieth century physicists. That’s an impressively large set. Now consider the set of brilliant physicists who contributed important ideas to several diverse fields...
If you are interested in the intersection of neuroscience and the law, tune into your local PBS station tonight at 10 pm (Eastern time, check local listings) to see the first episode in a new two-part series, Brains on Trial...
I am so pleased to announce that renowned animal scientist and autism expert, Temple Grandin, and her co-author of her latest book, “The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum“, Richard Panek, will be our guests on another collaborative Scientific American/Read Science!...
The following is a parable grounded in science with an aim toward Socratic questioning. It’s dinnertime somewhere. A kid pushes a small pile of sautéed broccoli to the plate’s edge and sighs wistfully...
It was thought that animal communication can be explained by lower-level physiological states, but new research shows that wolf howls reflect social dynamics.
What does it take to win a musical competition — having a performance that hits all the right notes or having the best stage presence?
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