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A few weeks ago, an article appeared in my LinkedIn feed that asked "Is crying acceptable in the workplace?' I'll save you the click thru: the short answer in this piece is no.
Heads up, readers: The World Science Festival is coming to New York City! From May 29th through June 2nd, New York City will be host to a variety of events designed to make science accessible to a larger audience.While some events do require a ticket, many are free, including a science fair done street-style planned for Washington Square Park which promises lots of hands-on events for visitors of all ages...
This article is the second part of a two-part series on animal culture. The first part discusses some new findings of adopting local food preferences in vervet monkeys.
The following is written by Michael Chwe, associate professor of political science at the University of California Los Angeles and author of the recent book Jane Austen, Game Theorist Dear Miss Austen,It is an immense honor to be addressed by you...
Ed. Note: This blog originally appeared at Sleights of Mind. Like Giotto, Dr. Lecter has frescoed the walls of his mind. ― Thomas Harris, HannibalYesterday we wrote about the memory palace of Tom Meseroll, the Master of Martial Magic, so it is fitting that this week’s Neuroscience in Fiction pick features a fictional memory palace: the mansion of reminiscence at the center of Hannibal Lecter's brilliantly twisted mind.The fragment that follows is from Thomas Harris's Hannibal, where we learn all about Dr...
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You've heard of singing telegrams, but have you heard of fecal odorgrams?? This is what you do when you REALLY want someone to know what you had for breakfast.
Well, I've gone and submitted my dissertation to my committee.Like this San Diego Zoo polar bear, I intend to hibernate through the weekend. And then, we prepare the defense.
This week we have barcoded ants, 3D printing fetuses, seals’ teeth, pseudoscience in the filter bubble and more. Let’s do this! -- We’ve done it, people.
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