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#SciAmBlogs Thursday - diamonds, smart mice, rhino poaching, crocopocalypse, 400 PPM, and more.

- Martin Angler - Dye and Poison Stop Rhino Poachers - Simon Wellings - Some facets of the geology of diamonds - John McCarthy - Human brain cells alive in mouse brains. - Eric Michael Johnson - Equality and Individuality: A Collaboration Between Primates - Darren Naish - Crocopocalypse exposed in public for the first time! - Dana Hunter - Exclusive Sneak Preview of Metamorphic Madness - Charles Q...

STAFFMay 9, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Hear Me Talk about Social and Emotional Learning!

On Monday, May 13, at 7pm, I'll be moderating a panel at The New York Academy of Sciences.If you are in the area, please attend! Here a description of the event:Social and Emotional Learning: Preparing Our Children to Excel Monday, May 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor, New York, NY 10007-2157School has traditionally been about teaching kids new knowledge and skills...

May 9, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Human Brain Cells Alive in Mouse Brains

Into brains of newborn mice, researchers implanted human "progenitor cells." These mature into a type of brain cell called astrocytes (see below). They grew into human astrocytes, crowding out mouse astrocytes...

May 9, 2013 — John McCarthy

Illusion of the Week: Taxidermy Dreams

Ed. Note: This blog post originally appeared on Sleights of Mind. The illusion of the week is an interesting twist on the Rabbit-Duck illusion, presented in the German magazine Fliegende Blätter in 1892.I haven’t been able to locate the precise source, but here’s how you make a rabbit-duck in real life (death?) with a little help from taxidermy...

May 8, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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