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Young Scientists Embrace Crowdfunding by Kelly Slivka : Crowdfunding, or appealing to the online community for funds for personal projects, seems to be thriving.

STAFFJune 1, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Men's Offices Harbor More Bacteria Than Women's

What is the dirtiest thing on your desk? If you work in a typical office, it's not actually your computer mouse or your keyboard or even your desk. According to a new study, published online May 30 in PLoS ONE , it's your phone—but your chair's not far behind.Before you drop that receiver or leap out of your seat, hold that thought for just a second...

May 30, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - clocks and metabolism, hating raw tomatoes, vulnerable computer chips, and more.

Yesterday was still a holiday here in the U.S., so we chose the new Image of the Week today - enjoy!- Bora Zivkovic - Clocks, metabolism, evolution – toward an integrative chronobiology - Jennifer Ouellette - Taster’s Choice: Why I Hate Raw Tomatoes and You Don’t - John Villasenor - Researchers Discover Hacker-Ready Computer Chips - Edward Fischer - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Remaking What We’ve Lost – A Look At Artificial Reefs - Melissa C...

STAFFMay 30, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Can the "Urban Advantage" Bring Better Global Health as City Populations Skyrocket?

City dwellers are thought to be, on average, healthier than their rural counterparts. This so-called urban health advantage is usually attributed to better access to health care and improved overall infrastructure, such as clean water, safety and education.But many of the globe's cities are already bursting and actually offer a far worse quality of life to those on the lower end of the income spectrum, whose plights can get overshadowed in large-scale statistics...

May 29, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

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