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Someday We'll Find It, the Band-Aid Connection...

Mommmmmeeeeeeee! It’s the first thing most kids cry when they scrape their knee, cut their finger or stub their toe.Like children all over America, mine instantly feel better once a Band-Aid is applied -- as if the cotton adhesive strip has some magic, analgesic property...

July 10, 2012 — Usha Lee McFarling

#SciAmBlogs Monday - altruism, future nature, OraQuick HIV test, hearing distance, killing Sherlock Holmes, defining life, and more.

There is a new Image of the Week, as usual on Mondays.- Eric Michael Johnson - The Good Fight - Rob Dunn - The Future is the Place where the Rivers all Sound Like Washing Machines - Judy Stone - Over-the-counter OraQuick HIV test: What does this mean for you? - Scicurious - How does your brain hear distance? - Maria Konnikova - Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: How do you kill your hero? - Dana Hunter - Prelude to a Catastrophe: “Pale-blue Flames” - S.E...

STAFFJuly 10, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Terrestial hermit crabs

Image of the Week #50, July 9th, 2012:
From: Terrestrial hermit crabs only smell their favourite snacks when water is around by Lucas Brouwers at Thoughtomics ...

July 10, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Over-the-counter OraQuick HIV test: What does this mean for you?

The FDA has just announced approval for the OraQuick In-Home HIV test, by OraSure Technologies. That’s great news on some fronts, but the test raises new questions, as well.As I’ve just been catching up on my vacation reading with Marya Zilberberg’s helpful new book, “Between the Lines,” the first thing that caught my eye were the statistics on the test’s accuracy...

July 9, 2012 — Judy Stone

Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far

It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries...

STAFFJuly 9, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

How fungi steal zinc from your body

I've been getting quite into the human microbiome lately, covering both vaginal bacteria and digestive tract bacteria. One thing I thought it might be interesting to highlight is that we talk about the human "microbiome" rather than the human "bacteriome" because it contains a range of microbial species including bacteria, fungi and even possibly blastocysts...

July 8, 2012 — S.E. Gould

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