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Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, taking a close look at the penis study that got so much attention earlier this week. Does size matter?! Well, yes.
Addiction remains a topic riddled with bad science commentary and outdated beliefs, mainly because no one wants to talk about it. One of my favorite drug and addiction writers Dirk Hansen has tied his posts, those covered in his Addiction Inbox blog, together in an anthology -- a fascinating and detailed one, about questions and common misunderstandings rooted in current science...
This week is geek-fest. Solar-powered planes, Monkey butts, sperm cryopreservation, transparent brains and more. Voooooom in... -- In awesome this week, blogger Aatish Bhatia looks at solar-powered planes...
Gus Holwerda, who directed the soon-to-be-released atheist documentary “The Unbelievers”, also filmed the “Origins of Deception” Great Debate in which Steve Macknik and I were thrilled to participate last October...
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Until recently, the only association I made between dogs and pantyhose would have involved an unfortunate trip to the vet. Of the inanimate objects pulled from pets’ gastrointestinal tracts -- from drywall and hearing aids to corn cobs and toy cars -- pantyhose, and their cousins, socks and underwear, top the list.But last week, dogs and pantyhose found themselves a new union...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday T. Rex s roar, chemophobia, Margaret Thatcher Illusion, transparent brain, and more.
Today we have a new Video of the Week. Check it out.- Kyle Hill - The Animals Hiding in a T. Rex’s Roar - Dorea Reeser - Natural vs Synthetic Chemicals is a Gray Matter - Gary Stix - Blockheads No More: New Technology Creates the See-Through Brain and New Study: Neuroscience Research Gets an “F” for Reliability - Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L...
Video of the Week #87, April 10th, 2013: From: Meet the Mandelbulb by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics . Source : juanjgon on Vimeo Animated Mandelbulb from juanjgon on Vimeo...
Ed. note: Elements of this post were published previously as part of our Scientific American Special Issue on Illusions This week’s pick was inevitable in light of the news that Margaret Thatcher died on Monday...
Karl Deisseroth is a pioneer in optogenetics, the technology that has taken neuroscience by storm by enabling the use of optical and genetic methods to precisely control the switching on and off of individual neurons and brain circuits.Deisseroth and his team at Stanford have now come up with an entirely new method to explore the brain that U.S...
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