Painter and mathematician Edward Belbruno inhabits both worlds with equal comfort
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Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:"Using data on tipping behaviour in 32 countries (collected from The International Guide to Tipping) and comparing this against the Corruption Perception Index, the researchers found that rates of corruption are higher in countries that tip more." What could explain this curious correlation?...
If you were to have told me just last week that one of my psychology experiments would soon be brought to life on stage by none other than Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention, all to the fêted laughter and applause of tens of millions of people who, in the true spirit of literalism for which so many of them are accustomed to thinking, would fail to see the irony of their own rapturous enjoyment of the scene before them, I’d have thought you were insane...
The television show “Revolution” is getting ready to start, with its plot based on the failure of the electrical grid. That’s nothing new, though -- the most recent Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," and Spiderman movie, "The Amazing Spiderman," came out this summer, each with significant events or themes involving infrastructure systems...
A new study argues that in-law competition drove the evolution of menopause. But is the story too good to be true?In the classic Scandinavian folktale "The Twelve Wild Ducks," also known as "The Twelve Brothers" in Grimms' Fairy Tales , a wicked old Queen is jealous of her daughter-in-law's beauty...
In an ideal ecosystem, each species has its own niche - a different "job description": what it does, what it eats, where it sleeps, and more.But world is often not an ideal place.
What do you see when you look at this painting?Do you only see the original drawing and woodcut by Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, done from a description of a rhino in 1515?The future artists' rendition of rhinos after they have gone extinct?...
I spent this past week in Alaska with my family, during what was the entirety of my summer vacation this year (thank you medical school). We flew into Seattle early last Saturday and boarded a cruise liner from that beautiful pine and spruce-lined coast.After only two relaxing days at sea, which involved a lot of sleeping and quiet reading, we reached the Alaskan coastline...
Many universities have dedicated student-run science publications. Such publications are ideal places for young science writers to work with an editorial team, build up confidence and grow their portfolios...
I posted 13 times in August. That is, on A Blog Around The Clock only (not counting the posts on The Network Central, The SA Incubator, Video of the Week, Image of the Week, or editing Guest Blog and Expeditions)...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Bill Nye, Armstrong's surgery, self-digesting insect brains, mapping Surprise Valley, and more.
- Marc Kuchner - Bill Nye’s “Don’t Teach Creationism…” Video Dissected by Business Communication Expert - Kyle Hill - Bill Nye is Not a Businessman - S.E.
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