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Introducing: Aatish Bhatia

This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...

STAFFJuly 3, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

#SciAmBlogs Monday - obesity drugs, stress and depression, Tunguska Event, health care reform, Prometheus, Wollemi pine, Higgs and more.

 - Judy Stone - A Glut of Obesity Drugs? - Scicurious - Stress and Depression and…Neuritin? - David Bressan - June 30, 1908: The Tunguska Event - Ilana Yurkiewicz - Thinking through health care reform: a compilation of diverse perspectives - Scott Huler - Get Used to It - Robynne Boyd - Heat Waves and Water Use Go Hand-in-Hand - Ferris Jabr - A Contemplation of Chattering Minds - Daniel Grushkin and Wythe Marschall - The Life Engineers: Prometheus asks, is a culture as stupid as ours ready to create new life? - Jennifer Frazer - The Lost Valley of the Wollemi Pine - Christie Wilcox - Social Media for Scientists Part 6: The Wiki - Krystal D'Costa - Talking With Our Hands: The Significance of Gestures - George Musser - What Is the Higgs Boson?...

STAFFJuly 3, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Talking With Our Hands: The Significance of Gestures

This post originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on December 6th, 2010. New Yorkers are hand talkers. We often use gestures to add emphasis to our conversations; from pointing to direct tourists, or waving to demonstrate our exasperation with traffic, drivers, or pedestrians, or trying to interject—because New Yorkers don't interrupt!—we gesticulate...

July 2, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Get Used to It

Today’s suggestion? Get used to it.Days of unspeakable heat? The heat taking the usual storm systems and turning them excessively violent? Lack of investment in infrastructure making recovery from those storms lengthy and piecemeal?...

July 2, 2012 — Scott Huler

New research center in Madagascar opens today

Today, renowned primatologist Dr. Patricia Wright, and the Prime Minister and the Minister of Higher Education of Madagascar will unveil and open NamanaBe Hall (which translates as Friendship Hall) - a new research, arts and community outreach building in Ranomafana, Madagascar.The 1,440 square meter building is as 'green' as can be - built out of local materials (locally-sourced granite, brick, and eucalyptus flooring), with work by local artisans and craftsmen, it has gardens and solar panels on the roof, gray water recycling, solar hot water, natural cooling, and enhanced use of daylight...

July 2, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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