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Today is Bloomsday, June 16. On this day in 1904 Leopold Bloom, hero of James Joyce's great novel Ulysses , wandered through Dublin having all manner of adventures before returning late at night to the bed of his cheating wife Molly...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Superman, flags and taxes, behavioral economics, lost cousins of Homo sapiens, and more.
- E. Paul Zehr - The Man of Steel, Myostatin, and Super-Strength - Jag Bhalla - Better Behaved Behavioral Models - Kyle Hill - 10 Sciencey Stats on the Man of Steel - Paige Minteer - The lost cousins of Homo sapiens in Asia and the South Pacific - Judy Stone - Minnesota Attorney General Confirms They Did Not Exonerate UMN in Markingson Death - Scott Huler - Flags and Taxes - Melissa C...
We often can't rely on ourselves to act rationally. We know this, but much social science has a bad habit of ignoring it. A more realistic role for rationality is needed to grasp the unhidden but unmodeled relationship between decisions and actions...
This research ethics series uses the story of Dan Markingson’s participation in a clinical trial of anti-psychotic drugs at the University of Minnesota, his suicide 2004 while participating on the study, and subsequent events as a case study in which to explore various aspects of clinical trial conduct...
A Sunken Egyptian City is Rediscovered, Stunning Researchers and Enthusiasts Alike by Khalil A. Cassimally: Named Thonis by the Egyptians who built it but known as Heracleion to the Greeks of the time, this great city was once a central part of ancient Egypt...
As an infant, the Man Of Steel escaped Krypton’s red sun in a rocket lovingly prepared for him by his parents. Kal-L (but more commonly known as Kal-El) arrived under our yellow sun in Smallville to eventually become Clark Kent...
Watch the latest Video of the Week!- Naveena Sadasivam - Cornell student scrapes Indian exam results, exposes the system’s flaws - Scicurious - A genetic history of leprosy - John R...
Video of the Week #96, June 13th, 2013: From: Chladni Figures: Amazing Resonance Experiment by Brian Malow at But Seriously... . Source: brusspup on YouTube.
1934: German dictator Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) giving the Nazi salute from his car whilst at the Nazi Party Congress. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) This week, an image is worth a thousand words...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - GMO potato, cooperative genes, shark tourism, itsy bitsy spiders, magpie family, and more.
- Tiffany Stecker - You say potato, I say double stranded RNA - Jag Bhalla - Selfish Genes Also Must Cooperate - Psi Wavefunction - Squatters of the microbial world: foram-in-a-foram - Brenna Schneider - An interconnected environment and economy- Shark tourism in Palau - Becky Crew - Two new species of Chinese spider are positively weeny - Christina Agapakis - Creation and Synthetic Biology: Book Review - David Wogan - In Texas electrical grid, natural gas and renewables complement each other - Khalil A...
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