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#SciAmBlogs Thursday - sea cucumbers, brittle stars, polar bears, man-eating lions, Woody Allen and other charismatic megafauna.
- Jessica P. Hekman - Moving the Prestige to Open-Access Publishing - Kate Clancy - Trade Time and Energy So You Can Live Slow, Reproduce Fast - Darren Naish - The Man-Eater of Mfuwe - John R.
Who makes your food? Do you live alone and do everything yourself, or are you part of a partnership, roommate situation, or extended family where food is shared?
Part 4 of a seriesDepression and anxiety are like a pair of warring siblings. Both are disruptive and trying. They don’t want each other’s company, but are stuck together by virtue of the same parentage.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - upper-lower jaw mixup, data in the cloud, origins of war, DSM-5, separations, jewel caterpillars, mangroves and more.
- Ricki Lewis - Body-Altering Mutations – In Humans and Flies - Alan Woodward - Cloud Storage - Krystal D'Costa - The Meaning of Goodbye - John Horgan - What Thieving Seals Can Tell Us about War’s Roots - Edward Shorter - Trouble at the Heart of Psychiatry’s Revised Rulebook - Stephen Holle - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Human Impacts on Mangrove Forests - Khalil A.
I became a science writer, circa 1980, because I didn’t think flies with legs growing out of their heads – my PhD research – had much to do with human health or biology.
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:You've heard about so-called "gateway drugs." But did you know about...gateway sex? Let Dirk Hanson explain at Addiction Inbox.Can science explain ghosts?
By Edward Shorter*Part 3 in a seriesOne might liken the latest draft of psychiatry's new diagnostic manual, the DSM-5, to a bowl of spaghetti. Hanging over the side are the marginal diagnoses of psychiatry, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism, important for certain subpopulations but not central to the discipline.At the center of the spaghetti bowl are the diagnoses at the heart of psychiatry: major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Where Wild Things Are, animal mimic robots, Haldane's goat with `bends', DSM-5, and more.
In memory of Maurice Sendak, we have a new Video of the Week. - Maria Konnikova - The Power of “Once upon a Time”: A Story to Tame The Wild Things - Carin Bondar - Where the Wild Types Are – A Biology Parody Dedicated to Maurice Sendak - Kara Rogers - Machine Counterpart: Nature’s New Creatures - Madi Swayne - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Contributions of J.
Video of the Week #42 May 8th, 2012: From: Where the Wild Types Are A Biology Parody Dedicated to Maurice Sendak by Carin Bondar at PsiVid .
A conference on feeding the world must also feed itself. Having attended more than my share of such conferences, I can say that the norm is keynotes that rally the troops in favor of organics while said troops munch on tortilla or potato chips.
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