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When I give talks on aging research someone usually asks, “When will scientists develop true anti-aging drugs?” My answer has little to do with what’s happening in the lab, though—it’s about politics, perceptions and money.It has been clear for many years that the rate of aging is malleable in diverse species, and the discovery in 2009 that a drug called rapamycin can extend maximum life span in mice suggested that it’s now technically feasible to develop anti-aging agents that really work as advertised...
In June I wrote about a claim that babies in the U.S. were dying as a direct result of Fukushima radiation. A close look at the accusation revealed that the data used by the authors to make the argument showed no such thing...
Click here for Part One: Carl Zimmer on the Art of Science WritingCarl Zimmer has an uncanny knack for getting under your skin, quite literally. While travelling through the village of Tumbura in southern Sudan he encountered invisible monsters that live inside the subcutaneous tissue of their innocent victims...
Here are my Research Blogging Editor's Selections for this week. Your brain isn't alone in processing emotion - it needs your body, too! Find out how the brain and body interact in processing emotions at Bill Yates's blog Brain Posts: Brain and Gut in Processing Emotion Over at Inkfish, Elizabeth Preston hits another one outta' the park: Aesop's Crows Understand Physics, Literature Neuroskeptic points out that, "antipsychotic use in Canadian children and teens is rising dramatically - prescriptions more than doubled in just 4 years, from 2005 to 2009." Find out why: Young, Canadian and on Antipsychotics A handful of disorders have been hypothesized to involve a "disconnection," or a reduction in connectivity among brain areas...
Parasites are perhaps the greatest master manipulators out there in nature. Even though they are tiny, their numbers are mighty and they have a huge impact on individuals and even entire ecosystems...
Since 1995, the U.S. has seen the price of solar systems drop by 60% thanks to investments by government and private organizations in research, development, and deployment activities.
Click here for Part Two: Carl Zimmer Delves Beneath the Surface of Science WritingCarl Zimmer is one of the most insightful and trenchant science writers working today.
This guest post is by Stephen Di Cerbo, a natural science illustrator I know through the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Here, he describes the evolution of a relatively new art form from Japan called Gyotaku, or fish printing, and introduces us to its modern-day ambassador, Mr...
Hello and welcome back from the weekend. Check out the new Image of the Week and some great posts you may have missed earlier:- David Bressan - Geology of the Mountains of Madness - John Horgan - Does the “Goddamn” Higgs Particle Portend the End of Physics? - Christie Wilcox - Evolution: Watching Speciation Occur - Bora Zivkovic - Science Books from my Childhood - Jason G...
[caption id="attachment_344" align="alignleft" width="235" caption="Metaphor for science communication?"][/caption] What would happen if scientists took to the internet en masse and wrote about what they are most interested in?...
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