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Bora's Picks (29 June 2012)

Your Color Red Really Could Be My Blue by Natalie Wolchover : Anyone with normal color vision agrees that blood is roughly the same color as strawberries, cardinals and the planet Mars...

STAFFJune 29, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Health Care Reform, hacking drones, anteaters, disliking equations, and more.

- Geoffrey Cowley - Can Obama Sell the Nation on Health Care Reform? - Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters - Teachers and Administrators, Don’t Be Scared of Technology: It Won’t Replace the Classroom - Dana Hunter - Intermission: Sunset Crater - Maria Konnikova - Room for magic: A conversation with Lyndsay Faye - Evelyn Lamb - Scientists—They’re Just Like Us!...

STAFFJune 29, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Maybe Now Americans Will Finally Get Affordable Care!

I'm immensely relieved by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as reported here. The ruling represents a crucial step toward fixing my country's dysfunctional health care system...

June 28, 2012 — John Horgan

Stigmatizing illness, stigmatizing others

Her mother got diabetes because she didn’t exercise enough, and her father’s colon cancer was due to a lifetime of fatty foods. If only her sister had drunk more milk when she was younger, she wouldn’t be suffering from osteoporosis now.She had an explanation for everyone’s illnesses, except her own.Ms...

June 27, 2012 — Ilana Yurkiewicz

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - cancer, clinical trials, supreme court on healthcare, Wikimedia Commons, bath salts, and more.

With a day's delay here is the new Image Of The Week.- Ricki Lewis - 4 Suggestions for Halting the Lethality of Cancer - Judy Stone - Clinical Trials for Beginners: Recipe for a new drug - DNLee - Summer of Code could create the next teen Tech Superstar - Marissa Fessenden - Care to Wager on the Supreme Court’s ACA Ruling? - Alex Wild - Wikimedia Commons “Images of the Year” - Cassie Rodenberg - Bath Salts: The Not-So-Bad Wolf (Chat Transcript) - Carin Bondar - Who’s got footage?...

STAFFJune 27, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Care to Wager on the Supreme Court's ACA Ruling?

Some people can't wait for the U.S. Supreme Court announcement of its ruling on the Obama Administration's Affordable Care Act (aka health care reform law), so they are betting on the outcome.Intrade, a popular online trading exchange, provides a platform for people to wager on whether or not future events will happen...

June 26, 2012 — Marissa Fessenden

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