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Dogs recognise other dogs in a crowd

They may have the largest physical variety among all animal species on Earth, but dogs can still recognise one of their own over any other animal based on simple images of their faces.S..

February 18, 2013 — Becky Crew

AAAS: Science and Social Media RECAP!

Sci is back from the AAAS meeting! It was lovely to meet so many new people! And Christie and Dominique and I were delighted with the response to our session on science and social media.While Christie covered WHY scientists should get on social media, and Dominique talked about some of the hazards and research on internet science communication, I focused on HOW...

February 18, 2013 — Scicurious

The LA County Science Fair Needs Help

Empirical research on the effects of science fair participation seems scant, but the research that does exist suggests that participation is generally a positive experience for students, that participation increases scientific literacy, and, importantly, that participation results in an increased understanding the process of science...

February 15, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Fire and Crack: A Night on a Drug Corner

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...

February 15, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Valentine s Day, Whale Sharks, Simian Space Race, Quantum Entanglement, Science News in Black Media, and more.

With a slight delay compared to the usual scheduling, today we present both Image of the Week and Video of the Week.- Rebecca Guenard - My Sweaty Valentine - Joel Taylor - Chocolat Anyone! - Maria Konnikova - Valentine’s Day on the planet of the Little Prince - Krystal D'Costa - Decoding the Art of Flirtation - Evelyn Lamb - Romance, Continued Fractions, and You - Kalliopi Monoyios - How to Mend a Broken Heart - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Anxiety drug makes fish bolder and more asocial - Eric Michael Johnson - Macaque and Dagger in the Simian Space Race - John R...

STAFFFebruary 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Valentine's Day on the planet of the Little Prince

When my wonderful agent, Seth Fishman, got married this summer, he decided on one of the most original and thoughtful presents for his bride-to-be, Marget, that I had ever seen: a bound book of reflections on love from his friends and clients...

February 14, 2013 — Maria Konnikova

FDA Approves First Retinal Implant

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thursday approved the first retinal implant for use in the United States. The FDA’s green light for Second Sight’s Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System gives hope to those blinded by a rare genetic eye condition called advanced retinitis pigmentosa, which damages the light-sensitive cells that line the retina.For Second Sight, FDA approval follows more than 20 years of development, two clinical trials and more than $200 million in funding—half from the National Eye Institute, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, and the rest from private investors...

February 14, 2013 — Larry Greenemeier

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