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A few days ago, the New York Times ran a story about the return of absinthe, the infamous liquor that is said to have caused Van Gogh to hallucinate.
[Re-posted from Greenery & Other Fine Things to Look At] It's time to play name the "son of Kyoto!" Will it be the Bali Breakthrough? Gratuitous Bali photo Â© David Biello Or, dare I say it, the Copenhagen Consenus (not Lomborg's but some kind of consensus treaty negotiated in that fair city in 2009)?
[Re-posted from Greenery & Other Fine Things to Look At] You don't have to fly all the way to Bali to participate in some form of climate negotiation, you merely need an avatar and the ability to teleport him, her or it to Second Nature, the Nature journal's archipelago in Second Life.
How Stereotypes Shape Performance
S. Alexander Haslam, Jessica Salvatore, and Thomas Kessler
University of Exeter, UK Every sports fan has vivid memories of key occasions on which a favorite team or player has 'choked' under pressure.
Last week, William Saletan, Slate's national correspondent, jumped on the grenade left after Jim Watson's mid-October gaffe. (Remember? He was The Sunday Times of London remarking that Africans were less intelligent than whites.
How Infants Predict Other People's Behavior Valerie Kuhlmeier and Tania Tzelnic
Queen's University, Kingston, ON
When it comes to watching the actions of others, we all have a little Nostradamus in us.
Wedged between the IPCC wrapping up its fourth assessment and the Bali negotiations for a "son of Kyoto" (a successor treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions globally), comes the Scientific American climate change series.
Toward a Neurofunctional Definition of "Face-Blindness"
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Last week SciAmâ€™s favorite podcaster and man-about-town Steve Mirsky, was back at it, behind the camera, checking out some old friends whoâ€™ve recently returned to the Bronx.
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