Painter and mathematician Edward Belbruno inhabits both worlds with equal comfort
A recent excursion to Italy made it clear to students and professors alike that these things are interrelated
Images featured in stories about childbearing almost inevitably leave out the rest of a woman’s body, and it’s dehumanizing
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On Monday, I put up a post on whether we would ever be able to upload our brains into a computer, merging ourselves into the great digital Singularity that would provide us with eternal life—and virtually infinite sensory powers and intelligence...
Tis the Season...for giving, for cheer, and for Holiday Parties. Around this time each year, I begin getting a slew ofinvites to Holiday Parties...with a Purpose.
In shows like Lassie, I was always impressed at the amount of information a dog was able to convey to a human: `What's that, Lassie? A little girl trapped in a building that you tried to reach but then couldn't owing to the fire that caught alight to the fence surrounding it?' I never owned [...]..
What does the cheeseburger say about our modern food economy? A lot actually. Over the last several years, Waldo Jaquith set out to make a cheeseburger from scratch, to no avail: Further reflection revealed that it’s quite impractical—nearly impossible—to make a cheeseburger from scratch...
While in the checkout line of a local Rite Aid this weekend, I was struck by “The Sex Addiction Epidemic” cover of Newsweek. Quickly intrigued by the promise of such a lead story, I plopped down on a neighboring Coke display to read and process, where excitement quickly derailed to dismay...
I took a field trip to the big city last week, to attend the Union of Concerned Scientists' and George Washington University School of Public Health's conference, "FDA at a Crossroads."..
I took a field trip to the big city last week, to attend the Union of Concerned Scientists’ and George Washington University School of Public Health’s conference, “FDA at a Crossroads.” I have great respect for UCS and their efforts to keep science depoliticized, a topic that I have written and spoken about...
Video of the Week #20, December 7th, 2011 From: Breathtaking time-lapse video makes me question Copernicus by Hannah Waters at Culturing Science.
I know, you have been very patient, waiting for this day. And it has finally arrived - we are ready to announce the 50 essays and 1 poem that will be published in the sixth annual anthology of the best science writing online.If you are new to this, here is the history and background of the project...
Does psychology's over-reliance on American undergraduates distort our image of the human species?Imagine that you’re in a room with 100 psychopaths.
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