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Wednesday, thus time for a new Video of the Week! - Kate Clancy - Happy Mother’s Day: To All the Allomothers - Ricki Lewis - 10 Things Exome Sequencing Can’t Do–But Why It’s Still Powerful - Ilana Yurkiewicz - Writing about patients: lessons from first year - Khalil A.
Video of the Week #43 May 16th, 2012: From: Paralyzed Patient Swills Coffee by Issuing Thought Commands to a Robot by Gary Stix at Observations .
Patient directing robot to bring coffee cannister to her mouth A stroke in certain parts of the brainstem, the place where brain meets spinal cord, can leave a patient aware of surroundings but able to move few if any voluntary muscles.
Soot may be responsible for the tropics expanding north, according to an analysis involving multiple computer models of the climate. By absorbing sunlight and trapping extra heat in the atmosphere, the tiny, black particles may be helping the poleward march of tropical conditions.The research will be published in Nature on May 17.
If you just received your new issue of Scientific American , you saw the article The Problems with ITER and the Fading Dream of Fusion Energy by Geoff Brumfiel.
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - on that TIME cover..., stem cells, invasive beetles, drowned Cretaceous birds, onset of autism, and more.
- Eric Michael Johnson - Out of the Mouth of Babes - Samer Fakhri - Empowering the Body to Fix Its Parts - Miller Zou - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Invasion of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle - Darren Naish - A drowned nesting colony of Late Cretaceous birds - Dana Hunter - When You’re Doing Geology, You’ve Got To Break a Few Rocks - Judy Stone - TEDMED: Tougher topics to chew on - Erin Podolak - The SA Incubator: Helping Hatch Science Writers Since July 2011 - Bora Zivkovic - The SA Incubator, or, why promote young science writers? - Scicurious - ADHD: behavioral and cognitive therapies - DNLee - Diversity in Science: Celebrating the people who do science - Brendan Borrell - The Most Exciting Moment of My Scientific Career - Mariette DiChristina - Searching for the Onset of Autism - Michael Moyer - The Mathematician’s Obesity Fallacy =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion.
Thumbi Ndung'u left Kenya 1995 to study medicine at Harvard. He later returned to Africa on a mission to exploit HIV's vulnerabilities. Now the head of the HIV Pathogenesis Program at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Ndung'u spoke with Scientific American contributor Brendan Borrell about a research breakthrough early in his career that helped set the pace for the Kenyan's ongoing study of genes in the immune system that may help to fight AIDS and lead to a vaccine.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - decaying aluminum, living photography, science movie consultant, octopus on ice, ugliest experiments, and more.
Today we are happy to announce the newest blog at #SciAmBlogs - check out Molecules to Medicine!And as usual on Mondays, we have the new Image of the Week.
Image of the Week #42, May 14th, 2012:
From: Living Photography by Christina Agapakis at Oscillator .
When I teach history of science at Stevens Institute of Technology, I devote plenty of time to science's glories, the kinds of achievements that my buddy George Johnson wrote about in The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments (Alfred A.
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