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Time to Can the Round Numbers

Time to Can the Round Numbers

Ever notice that we’ve got a thing for round numbers? We like our data neat and tidy.The world of ocean pollution and litter prevention is filled with nice round numbers.

May 14, 2012 — Harold Johnson
Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far

Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far

It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries.

STAFFMay 14, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Methylating Your Muscle DNA

Methylating Your Muscle DNA

There's more to your DNA than your DNA. We are now becoming aware of the epigenome. While DNA controls you, your epigenome may help control your DNA, or rather, it can have an extensive impact on how your DNA is expressed.

May 14, 2012 — Scicurious
Living Photography

Living Photography

Phototropism, photo by Tangopaso Wie orientieren sich Cyanobakterien im Licht Plants don't always seem particularly charismatic, but hidden from us in their slow-motion and chemical activities are incredible mechanisms that sense and respond to the world around them.

May 12, 2012 — Christina Agapakis
Ancient Diseases of Human Ancestors

Ancient Diseases of Human Ancestors

I've written before about ancient diseases of the ice age, but this time I'm going even further back in time, to diseases that were present in the first human-like hominids.

May 12, 2012 — S.E. Gould
#SciAmBlogs Friday - eavesdropping, science education, dugongs, sunspots, Black studies, and more.

#SciAmBlogs Friday - eavesdropping, science education, dugongs, sunspots, Black studies, and more.

- Jennifer Verdolin - The Art of Eavesdropping: Nature’s silent sniffers, watchers, and listeners  - Janet D. Stemwedel - Is it worth fighting about what’s taught in high school biology class?  - Jennifer Ouellette - Frost Flowers and Hot Capillary Action  - Christina Irvin - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Palauan Mermaids  - Jennifer Frazer - Postcards from Rangitoto, Part 2  - Allen Frances - Why Are There No Biological Tests in Psychiatry?  - DNLee - Black Studies is not a Course, it’s a Cause.

STAFFMay 12, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
The Scienceblogging Weekly (May 11, 2012)

The Scienceblogging Weekly (May 11, 2012)

In the flood of information, filters are invaluable - people you trust to pick the best so you can focus on that, only that, and ignore the less important stuff.

May 11, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Why Are There No Biological Tests in Psychiatry?

Why Are There No Biological Tests in Psychiatry?

Part 5 of a 5-part seriesBy Allen Frances*When the third edition of psychiatry’s manual of mental illness, the DSM-III, was published 30 years ago, there was great optimism it would soon be the willing victim of its own success, achieving a kind of planned obsolescence.

May 11, 2012 — Ingrid Wickelgren

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