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From the thermometer’s invention onward, physicians have feared—incorrectly—that new technology would make their jobs obsolete
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Arizona State University It has become commonplace in neuroscience - and even in everyday conversation - to compare human cognition to that of computers.
This kind of meaningless bloviation comes from the ideologically-driven disinformation machine so often that it's hardly worth highlighting here, except that this is a particularly egregious example of it.
The village of Kivalina--population roughly 400--is suing 14 electric power producers, 5 oil companies and the company that sold 238 million tons of coal last year--fuel for a full 10 percent of U.S.
At Scientific American, we don't just make science media; we're also, of necessity and by choice, avid consumers of it. We sit around making catty comments about Wired Science the way most people dissect celebrity outfits at the Oscars.
Before we get to this week's post, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jonah Lehrer and I'm the new editor/curator of Mind Matters, taking over from David Dobbs, who did such a wonderful job developing this site and getting it off the ground.
The U.S. Navy has successfully shot down NROL 21 (aka USA 193), the crippled and covert National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) satellite. (See SciAm's slide show here.) Whereas skepticism was voiced by some, the mainstream media outside of the science and technology press largely went along with the U.S.
It's not quite the worldwide phenomenon of last March, but a partial eclipse hits the U.S. east coast at 8:43 PM tonight and proceeds to totality at 10:01 PM.
A Neural Correlate for Social Class
Rutgers University Membership in a high social class is thought to contribute to good mental well-being and physical health.
Ben Stein was the goofball host of the cable show â€œWin Ben Steinâ€™s Money.â€ A Christian University in southern California has just announced that it is honoring Stein for his upcoming movie that makes the case for taking intelligent design seriously.
Have the sneaking suspicion that the daffodils (or fritillaria) are cropping up earlier in your yard? Prove it. Project BudBurst--a joint effort of several national science organizations, including the USGS and UCAR as well as institutions like the Chicago Botanic Garden--aims to enlist "citizen-scientists" to monitor blooming, or to give the activity its scientific name, phenology.
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