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Engaging Undergrads with Wikipedia

Longtime science blog readers will certainly remember the popular cognitive psychology blog Cognitive Daily, written by Greta and Dave Munger, that had a fantastic five-year run at Scienceblogs...

November 21, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Training Could Rescue a Failing Sense of Smell

Weakening eyesight can be sharpened with lenses, and impaired hearing can be improved with aids. What about a failing sense of smell?Detecting and distinguishing the floral bouquet of fresh honey or the miasma of bad lunchmeat might not seem quite as critical for day-to-day existence as sight or hearing...

November 21, 2011 — Katherine Harmon

What Kind of Fish are You?

I can't say for certain whether New York based photographer Ted Sabarese had science or evolution in mind when he conceived of this series. But I'm almost glad he never responded to my follow-up questions about his inspiration behind these...

November 21, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

About Pepper Spray

One hundred years ago, an American pharmacist named Wilbur Scoville developed a scale to measure the intensity of a pepper’s burn. The scale – as you can see on the widely used chart to the left – puts sweet bell peppers at the zero mark and the blistering habanero at up to 350,000 Scoville Units.I checked the Scoville Scale for something else yesterday...

November 21, 2011 — Deborah Blum

Coffee brain

Image of the Week #18, November 21, 2011:
From: Bleed Pretty Cells: interview with Michele Banks by Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic ...

November 21, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Jovian Attraction

Life, Unbounded is preparing a series of posts on exoplanets, one a day for five days - this planetary menagerie will contain some of the most fascinating, but unsung, "heroes" of exoplanetary science ...

November 21, 2011 — Caleb A. Scharf

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