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Happiness Should Be a Verb

Flourishing should be the new happiness. What most pursue now ignores old wisdom and the logic of our biology. A verb capturing the required recurring effort is better than a noun describing the desired static state--by nature, not a thing we can be or get but that we do...

June 7, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

Honeybees and Monoculture: Nothing to Dance About

With all the talk of honey bee decline in the news, you may already know that honey bees don’t just make honey. They also give us almonds, cherries, avocados, raspberries, apples…pretty much everything delicious...

June 7, 2013 — Matina Donaldson-Matasci

Join a Think Tank in NYC!

The Think Tank is a mobile cognitive science lab and education station that will harness intrinsic interest in the human brain and mind to get disadvantaged and STEM-underrepresented kids hooked on science...

June 6, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - hearing aids, Thor's Hammer, Seabees, Quad Map, nuclear power, glowing octopus, and more.

- David G. Myers - Hearing Aids Can Serve a Second Purpose—As Wireless Speakers - Jennifer Ouellette - The Physics of Thor’s Hammer Immortalized in Comic Form - Mary Karmelek - “We Build, We Fight”: The Role of the Seabees in the Invasion of Normandy - Dana Hunter - Epic Excitement: Reading Quad Map Documentation - Nicholas Evans and Ashutosh Jogalekar - Promise or problem?...

STAFFJune 6, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Illusion of the Week: The Knobby Sphere Illusion

This week's illusion was discovered by Dartmouth College neuroscientist Peter Tse, author of "The Neural Basis of Free Will: Criterial Causation", and presented as a Top 10 finalist at the recent Best Illusion of the Year Contest.The Knobby Sphere Illusion tricks your sense of touch...

June 5, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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