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Absinthe through the ages

Absinthe through the ages

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.

December 10, 2007 — Kate Wong
Bali begins: what does your climate treaty look like?

Bali begins: what does your climate treaty look like?

[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 © 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)?

December 5, 2007 — David Biello
Nature's climate talks, or is the web a climate savior or climate doom?

Nature's climate talks, or is the web a climate savior or climate doom?

[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.

December 5, 2007 — David Biello
The Choke Factor: How Stereotypes Affect Performance

The Choke Factor: How Stereotypes Affect Performance

_____________________ 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.

December 5, 2007 — David Dobbs
How Babies Know What You're Up To (or Not)

How Babies Know What You're Up To (or Not)

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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.

November 26, 2007 — David Dobbs
Climate change conundrum

Climate change conundrum

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.

November 26, 2007 — David Biello
When Every Face is Like Another

When Every Face is Like Another

Toward a Neurofunctional Definition of "Face-Blindness"
Alison M. Harris & Geoffrey K. Aguirre University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA In 1947 Dr.

November 19, 2007 — David Dobbs
Sea lions return to the Bronx Zoo (and Mirsky is there)

Sea lions return to the Bronx Zoo (and Mirsky is there)

Last week SciAm’s favorite podcaster and man-about-town Steve Mirsky, was back at it, behind the camera, checking out some old friends who’ve recently returned to the Bronx.

November 16, 2007 — Christie Nicholson

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