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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
The evolutionary origins of the New York City Marathon

The evolutionary origins of the New York City Marathon

Yesterday was the New York City Marathon, the mecca of long-distance running, which drew over 39,000 contestants and proved that birthing a child need not get in the way of a brisk 26.2 mile tromp through the streets of this fair city.

November 5, 2007 — JR Minkel
Video of a sphere turning inside out without creasing

Video of a sphere turning inside out without creasing

The Geometry Center (Click image or here for video) Mathematicians are awesome. Don't believe me? Check out this 1994 animation, Outside In (I'd never seen it), which shows how to "evert" a sphere, or turn it inside out without tearing, pinching or creasing it.

November 1, 2007 — JR Minkel

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