Modern physicists continue to enshrine the split between the heavens and the earth perceived by our ancestors
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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.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - guilty dogs, crackpots at meetings, solar tariffs, writing science books, and more.
Tune in at 12 noon EDT for a 30minute live chat with Robin Lloyd and myself - we'll chat about science blogging, circadian rhythms and more.- Jason G.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - outlawing sea-rise, Mt.St.Helens geologists, anthrax vaccine money trail, old-age smell, plagiarism, rare rabbit, petrels and more.
- Scott Huler - NC Makes Sea Level Rise Illegal - Dana Hunter - Dedication: The Geologists Who Died at Mount St. Helens - Judy Stone - Anthrax vaccine – To the victor, the spoils - Christie Wilcox - The Nose Knows: Telling Age Based On Scent - Janet D...
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...
In my last post, we began to play “Follow the Money” to better understand the history of the anthrax vaccine and the current proposal to test the vaccine on children.
#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...
The biannual meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms happened last week. Unfortunately, I could not attend, so will have to wait another two years for the next opportunity.I am not sure how this stuff happens, but there was a flurry of new papers in the circadian field just preceding the event...
Image of the Week #44, May 29th, 2012:
From: Incredible Hulk Anatomy by Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic .
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:When do so-called "killer bees" stop killing? At "The Beast, The Bard, and The Bot," learn about when africanized honey bees turn nice.At the Scientific American Observations blog, Michael Moyer asks the Facebook IPO question we're all thinking: What Will Make Eduardo Saverin Happier: U.S...
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...
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