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#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...

STAFFJune 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Better Behaved Behavioral Models

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...

June 14, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

Bora's Picks (June 14th, 2013)

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...

STAFFJune 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

The Man of Steel, Myostatin, and Super Strength

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...

June 14, 2013 — E. Paul Zehr

Chladni Figures

Video of the Week #96, June 13th, 2013: From: Chladni Figures: Amazing Resonance Experiment by Brian Malow at But Seriously... . Source: brusspup on YouTube.

June 13, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

#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...

STAFFJune 12, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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