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What are dogs trying to tell us?

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 [...]..

December 7, 2011 — Felicity Muth

The impracticality of a cheeseburger

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...

December 7, 2011 — David Wogan

Sex Addiction's Moral Battleground

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...

December 7, 2011 — Cassie Rodenberg

Molecules to Medicine: FDA at a Crossroads a Tough Place to Be

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...

December 7, 2011 — Judy Stone

Sky over Oregon

Video of the Week #20, December 7th, 2011 From: Breathtaking time-lapse video makes me question Copernicus by Hannah Waters at Culturing Science.

December 7, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

The Open Laboratory 2012 - the final entries

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...

STAFFDecember 7, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

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