A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take
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#SciAmBlogs Tuesday – Nobel Prizes, cell transport, Higgs boson, pumpkin spice, deadliest jellyfish, Sci-Fi ships, and more.
Check out the brand new Image of the Week! - Mark Jackson – The not-so-noble past of the Nobel Prizes - Lawrence Rifkin – 10 Sublime Wonders of Science - David Stipp – How Anti-Aging Drugs Could Help Medicare - Ilana Yurkiewicz – Because I work in a hospital, I can’t help [...]..
“There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.” —Salvador Dali The romantic notion that mental illness and creativity are linked is so prominent in the public consciousness that it is rarely challenged. So before I continue, let me nip this in the bud: Mental illness is neither necessary nor sufficient for creativity...
ASAP Science has a ton of fun, interesting, and well done shorts on Youtube that tackle different scientific questions. Here’s their simple, quick, and fun take on the science of music...
On Friday, I was invited by a friend at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington to give a talk to an undergraduate colloquium about Science Writing/Blogging and how students might be able to pursue it as a potential career path...
If you’d like to see a quick video of a few experts discussing the pleasurable aspects of music, check out the video below from the New York Academy of Science’s presentation of “Music & the Mind: The Magical Power of Sound.” You’ll get a quick bite of people such as neuroscientist Jamshed Bharucha and jazz [...]..
How does newspaper coverage affect how we view climate change? A new report has estimated that 82% of articles about climate change are framed in the context of “disaster” and “uncertainty”...
Image of the Week #110 September 26th, 2013: From: The world at night – blacklighting: how it works and some amazing photos by Felicity Muth at Not bad science.
A few days ago I posted a discussion here of the problem of determining whether an animal such as an octopus has genuine pain. I claimed that the most common way of thinking about pain—the idea that we attribute pain to other species to the extent that they resemble ourselves—does not really account for the [...]..
Some might say there’s only one person who could do that. But it turns out it might not be so impossible. The real trick to it? An exotic locale.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday – Linguistically Modified Foods, Hallmarks of Cancer, You Will Smell Like a Dead Chicken, Australian Digging Mammals, and more.
Enjoy the new Video of the Week! - Buddhini Samarasinghe – The Hallmarks of Cancer: 2 – Insensitivity to Antigrowth Signals - Joel Taylor – California’s Renewable Energy Program: Could Quantum Devices Be a Part of It?...
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