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#SciAmBlogs Monday - Toxic Couch, Evolutionary Psychology, Roundworms, Tubenosed seabirds, Pro-Vaccine Communication, and more.

- Sarah Janssen - My Toxic Couch’s Days Are Numbered: New Furniture Flammability Standard Proposed. - Chris Arnade - Too big to succeed - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica – Karl Kempton - Kate Clancy - 5 Ways to Make Progress in Evolutionary Psychology: Smash, Not Match, Stereotypes - Shara Yurkiewicz - Unkept Promises - Jennifer Frazer - Nematode Roundworms Own This Place - Scicurious - Dopamine goggles make the glass half full - Darren Naish - Tubenosed seabirds that shear the waves: of Calonectris, Lugensa, and Puffinus (petrels part VII) - Glendon Mellow - Pro-Vaccine Communication: You’re Doing it Wrong - Kalliopi Monoyios - What Would Audubon Paint Today? - Dana Hunter - Darwin: Geologist First and Last - John Horgan - Can the Singularity Solve the Valentine’s Day Dilemma? - Melissa C...

STAFFFebruary 11, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Shouting for Sex: I'm Speaking on "Your Primal Instincts" at @MindshareLA Next Week

Mindshare LA Presents: "Your Primal Instincts" ...on the West Side!I'll be speaking at a special sciencey Valentine's Day version of Mindshare this month in Santa Monica along with Christopher Ryan (of Sex at Dawn fame) and science journalist Sharon Brock.We'll all be covering the science of love from our own perspectives, and my talk will be about how animals shout at each other for sex, how some types of shouts are more effective than other types of shouts, and what (if anything) it might tell us about how we humans go about finding that special someone...

February 11, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Dopamine goggles make the glass half full

When it comes down to it, most humans are pretty optimistic. Yeah, we know the Titanic sank, but our boat is better. We know that driving a car is really pretty dangerous, but we're more careful, it won't happen to us...

February 11, 2013 — Scicurious

#SciAmBlogs Friday - SciAm Cinema, DIY Quantum Entanglement, Solar in China, Brocca's area, Kenyan mesopredators, and more.

- Maria Konnikova - The man who couldn’t speak—and how he revolutionized psychology - melody - Psychiatry by Numbers - George Musser - How to Build Your Own Quantum Entanglement Experiment (Part 1 of 2) - Scott Huler - Still Bringing the Science Crazy in NC - David Wogan - It’s Always Sunny In China - Anne-Marie Hodge - Laikipia Plateau: First Scouting Session - Katie Worth - Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 8 on Mars Time, aka Camping on Mars (Time) - Jennifer Frazer - Mosses With a Real Inferiority Complex - Bora Zivkovic - Bora’s Picks (February 8th, 2013) - Bora Zivkovic - Introducing: SciAm Cinema – the monthly Best Of #SciAmBlogs video! - Bora Zivkovic and Rose Eveleth - Science Studio update – and a new challenge - Carin Bondar - A Feature Film About Atheism – Brought to you by Dawkins and Krauss - Kate Clancy - My response to the Guardian pseudoscience on girls and science - Scicurious - Friday Weird Science: Pubic Hair goes Public =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...

STAFFFebruary 8, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Laikipia Plateau: First Scouting Session

After a few days spent settling in at the field station—getting oriented with the vehicle (read: learning to drive manual shift on the opposite side of the vehicle from what I’m used to, in a Land Rover on bouncy bush roads), gathering some supplies from town, and doing overall game planning, I finally made it out into the field yesterday.I headed up to the northern part of Mpala with my field assistant, Simon (whose knowledge of this ecosystem is just astounding), to scout out places to set up my mesopredator trapping grid...

February 8, 2013 — Anne-Marie Hodge

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