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Toddlers Stand Up for Property Rights

People are particular about their things. Property—who owns it or did what with it—is the subject of many a legal battle. It’s odd to me how attached people get to objects and how emotional they become when someone messes with their stuff...

November 20, 2011 — Ingrid Wickelgren

International Conference on eHealth 2011

I have arrived in Malaga to cover the live blog of the International Conference on eHealth 2011. On the short flight over here, I went through the research papers to be presented on the first day of the conference which starts tomorrow - and what a way to kick things off...

November 20, 2011 — Gozde Zorlu

A Bleeding, Breathing Billboard Starring Serratia

Just days after Sci Am published my story on the "bleeding" bacterium Serratia marcescens , a friend sent me this video, in which the marketing department behind the film "Contagion" up north apparently decided to go super-geek and cook up something delightful...

November 20, 2011 — Jennifer Frazer

Sunday Photoblogging: Life On The Edge

In downtown San Diego, a group of harbor seals have made their home on a small beach protected behind a seawall. This beach gives them some protection against predation by the sharks that inhabit the waters off the coast of southern California...

November 20, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

In another life ... I am a fiction writer

I've always thought of myself as a writer who likes science more than a scientist with a passing interest in writing. One of the reasons for this is that as well as writing science and microbiology related articles, I also dabble in fiction.Recently, I managed to not only finish one of my fiction stories, but actually have it accepted for E-publication...

November 20, 2011 — S.E. Gould

More on #Womanspace: common suggestions and patient responses.

A few things people have suggested in the discussion of "Womanspace" on multiple blogs and social networking platforms: That the story does not advance any gendered stereotypes (or, it it does, that these are not negative stereotypes, or that they reflect most poorly upon the hapless men in the story rather than upon the highly competent woman)...

November 18, 2011 — Janet D. Stemwedel

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