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What is stormwater runoff, and why does it matter?

Editor's Note: Expedition Blue Planet , led by Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter Alexandra Cousteau, is traveling 14,500 miles of road over 138 days to investigate and film some of North America's most pressing water-use and management stories...

October 21, 2010 — Anne Casselman

Being Suicidal: What It Feels Like to Want to Kill Yourself

One of the more fascinating psychotic conditions in the medical literature is known as Cotard’s syndrome, a rare disorder, usually recoverable, in which the primary symptom is a “delusion of negation.” According to researchers David Cohen and Angèle Consoli of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, many patients with Cotard’s syndrome are absolutely convinced, without even the slimmest of doubts, that they are already dead...

October 20, 2010 — Jesse Bering

Editor’s Selections: Babies, Balls, Altruism, and Smoking

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: “Amazingly, babies as small as 12 months old show some understanding of the difference between the deliberate and goal-directed “agents” that can cause order, such as a person, and those randomly acting inanimate objects that cannot, such as a bouncing ball.” Daniel Daza of the [...]..

October 19, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Learn to Speak Primate

Non-human primate, that is, Ape actor Peter Elliott shares his knowledge of chimpanzee and gorilla vocabulary and facial expressions. via IMDb: Peter Elliott is the film industry's primary primate...

October 15, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

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