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6 things dogs have in common with Susan Sontag

Since I’m still working out the difference between “procrastination” and “following leads,” I’ll tell you about a recent encounter with Susan Sontag and dogs.As a frequenter of Brain Pickings, an “online discovery engine.....

April 30, 2013 — Julie Hecht

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - cockroaches, #scicomm, #TEDMED, #spaceape, petroleum replica, WWW anniversary, and more.

- Craig McClain - Where There’s Heat, There Are Cockroaches - Donald Boesch - Science communication both an opportunity and an obligation. - Judy Stone - From Tel Aviv to Boston Bombings: Connections at TEDMED - Darren Naish - The confusing diplospondylous tupilakosaurids - Christina Agapakis - Petroleum Replicas - Kelly Oakes - Happy 20th Birthday to the free, open web! - Khalil A...

STAFFApril 30, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

A new molecular brain pathway may cause obesity

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Table_setting-01.jpg We’ve known for some time that leptin hormone deficiency leads to obesity. Your bodily fat releases leptin after you eat, which then travels in the blood stream to the brain to signal the end of hunger...

April 30, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

Neurodome!

Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today talking about Neurodome, a proposed project to being neuroscience to a planetarium near you! Hear over and check it out, and spread the word to get their Kickstarter funded!...

April 30, 2013 — Scicurious

The No-Help Cycle: Jail Fails Addicts

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...

April 30, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

The Evolution of Scientific Dissemination: PeerJ Rises

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_van_Eyck_059.jpg In case you didn’t know, academic publishing is undergoing a major upheaval. Again. It used to be that original discoveries could only be disseminated on paper, published in books and journals, which were mostly found in university libraries because their cost was so high...

April 29, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

#SciAmBlogs Monday - whale culture, Caffeine MLD50, genetically modified human, smartglasses, Boston fear, and more.

See the latest Image of the Week.- Kyle Hill - How Many People Could You Kill With All the Caffeine Consumed on Friends? - Kevin Bonham - Boston Lockdown – Fear, Uncertainty and Bias - Cheryl Knepper - Addiction Interaction, Relapse and Recovery - Christina Agapakis - “What if I told you I was a genetically modified human?” - Julie Hecht - Are Dogs Funnier than Cats? - Felicity Muth - Animal culture: insights from whales - Janet D...

STAFFApril 29, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Are Dogs Funnier than Cats?

Fake laughter is the worst. When you notice it, fake laughter is a reminder that something, socially, is off.Contrast that with the way you laugh when you are with your dog.* It’s spontaneous, raw and honest...

April 29, 2013 — Julie Hecht

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