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Nobel committee to climate change deniers: "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries."*
* There's no use pretending that today's announcement that Al Gore and the IPCC are to share the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on climate change is not in some way political.
posted on behalf of news editor Lisa Stein: Well isn't this special. Britain's Daily Mail reports that so-called performance artist Stelios Arcadious, a Cypriot-born Australian, had an ear implanted into his arm.
[Editor's Note: The October issue contains an article entitled "Experimental Drugs on Trial" (not free) that discusses the pros and cons of approving experimental drugs for individual use in certain cases.
Gerhard Ertl turned 71 today. Unfortunately, 71 doesn't typically carry the same cache as some other ages, like 16 (driving a car, at least in the U.S.), 18 (can vote here, can drink pretty much everywhere else), 25 (no more rental car penalties), 50 (AARP card!) and all the other multiples of ten, which ring in new decades.
Hot on the heels of the 2006 Nobel for physiology or medicine for the technology behind RNAi--a procedure for at least partially blocking the translation of a gene into a functional protein--the Nobel Foundation handed out its 2007 prize for the discovery of a procedure for knocking out a specific gene altogether.
Getting the average person hooked on physics can pose something of a challenge. Black holes and multiple universes are an easy enough sell, but try the room temperature spin Hall effect on for size and you'll see what I mean.
Welcome to Mind Matterswhere top researchers in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry explain and discuss the findings and theories driving their fields.
Save for the media swarm in the wake of the hand raises by Republican candidates Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee and Tom Tancredo, it appears Hillary Clinton is the first to put science in the spotlight in the race for the White House.
by David Dobbs
Editor, Mind Matters Bad memories can seem to have their own power, as if they are independent agents infecting our thoughts and moods.
Scott Aaronson, the blogger who moonlights as an MIT quantum computation researcher, just discovered that an Australian commercial (on YouTube) has cribbed most of its script from one of his lectures on quantum mechanics posted online.
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