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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - moths, patients, justice, proteins, cancer complexity, and more.

Watch the latest Video of the Week!- Susan Swanberg - The Moth Hunters - Nortin M. Hadler - The Scientific Basis for Choosing to Be a Patient: Forearmed Is Forewarned - Jag Bhalla - Justice Is in Our Nature - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Thanksgiving - Karissa Milbury - Looking beyond the code: addressing the deep levels of complexity in cancer genetics - Evelyn Lamb - Strumming the Lute of Pythagoras - Laura Hough - Bringing War to the “Island of Peace” – The Fight for the Preservation of Jeju-do - Gary Stix - Harvard’s Whitesides Gives Brilliant Critique of Mammoth U.S...

STAFFMay 29, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

10 Reasons Why Time Travel is No Good

Video of the Week #94, May 29th, 2013: From: Physics Week in Review: May 25, 2013 by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics . Source: Glove and Boots On a recent episode of the Glove and Boots puppet Webseries, Fafa the groundhog explained to Mario why Time Travel is not a good idea...

May 29, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Justice Is in Our Nature

Social contracts are written into our biology. As is the justice they need. The arc of our evolution has long bent towards the justice of “laws” fittest for team survival.

May 29, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

Scicurious Guest Writer! Beyond the code: addressing complexity in cancer genetics

Please welcome this month's Scicurious Guest Writer, Karissa Milbury! “This is why our drugs fail. Look at it. How do you treat that?” The professor, speaking to our graduate genetics technology class, was referring to a figure similar to this:(Figure 1: A graph showing the array of mutations found in a single breast cancer, from a paper by Natrajan and colleagues[1].)If that seems complicated to you, don’t worry – this is a genetic map of a single breast cancer, with every black line around the edge representing one mutation...

May 29, 2013 — Scicurious

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - human macroecology, food deserts, ketamine, heroin vaccine, giardia, test-tube cats, dog yawns, and more.

Check out the latest Image of the Week!- Anne-Marie Hodge - The Emerging Field of Human Macroecology - Ian Branam - Escape online from food deserts - Naim Alkhouri - “Breathprints” Pinpoint Potential Obesity-Related Complications in Children - Tony Rothman - Apocalypsis du Jour, Amnesia Forever! - Felicity Muth - Why do dogs yawn when they see sleepy humans? - Psi Wavefunction - Giardia sucks!...

STAFFMay 28, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Why do dogs yawn when they see sleepy humans?

Watch this videoDid it make you yawn? Well if it did then you’re not alone. Humans exhibit ‘contagious yawning’, where just seeing another individual makes you want to yawn yourself.Why we yawn at all isn’t entirely clear...

May 28, 2013 — Felicity Muth

Review of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness

In the highly salable field of "brain fitness," there is an awful lot of hype. How can consumers possibly sort the science from the pseudo-science? Thankfully, there are resources such as The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (284 pages; April 2013)...

May 28, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman

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