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Sound and Music at ScienceOnline2012

Text, image, video...what about sounds? Sounds of human voice, sounds of nature, sounds of science in action, sounds of music...all of those have strong emotional impact on the listeners, but it takes some skill to make it work, to get listeners to pay attention and learn...

November 15, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Monday - crime witness, #SfN11, beauty, and much more...

Monday - check out the new Image of the Week and then see all the goodies the bloggers gave you over the weekend and today:- Scott Huler - A Word in Defense of the Witnesses — and the Word is “Ambiguity” - Glendon Mellow - Bleed Pretty Cells: interview with Michele Banks - Scicurious - SfN Neuroblogging: Dutiful monkey dads and Alpha1a adrenergic receptors, survival, and cancer and SfN Neuroblogging: Serotonin and food motivation and SFN Neuroblogging: Neurogenesis and stress responses and SfN Neuroblogging: The brain and the BMI - S.E...

STAFFNovember 15, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Serratia marcescens

Image of the Week #17, November 15, 2011:
From: Serratia marcescens: A Tale of Bleeding Statues, Cursed Polenta, Insect Liquefaction, and Contact Lens Cases by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba Original source: Robert Shanks, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine These cultures of the bacterium Serratia marcescens show the persistent red pigment it produces called prodigiosin...

November 15, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Bleed Pretty Cells: interview with Michele Banks

Public spaces like national galleries have created a perception that art can be understood and appreciated by anyone, while the fine art world itself has grown ever-more self-referential and obscure to outsiders.Here on Symbiartic, we sometimes cover artwork that's accessible to a specific audience, rather than everyone and no one...

November 14, 2011 — Glendon Mellow

SwM meets #SfN11!

I’ve been running around Washington DC for the past couple of days, walking from poster to poster wrapping my brain around the latest research in neuroscience and music, then doing some of my own “field research” by checking out a couple of rock shows in DC...

November 14, 2011 — Princess Ojiaku

The Best Video of Earth from Space Ever Made

This timelapse video of photographs taken from the International Space Station between August and October is just stunning: The photographs were taken by astronaut Ron Garan, whose photographs were the subject of a Compound Eye post from a few weeks back...

November 14, 2011 — Michael Moyer

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