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Open Laboratory 2013 submissions so far

Open Laboratory 2013 submissions so far

Only about a week till the 2012 edition is out! Mark your calendars for September 18th! The 2012 edition can now be pre-ordered at Amazon.com and Amazon UK.If you are in NYC on September 18th, join us for an informal reading and signing at the #NYCSciTweetup.You can buy the last five annual collections here.

STAFFSeptember 10, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
When it comes to competition, the anterior cingulate does it best.

When it comes to competition, the anterior cingulate does it best.

Scientists like to study choice behavior. It's an important area of study for lots of different applications, including things like, say, marketing, but also things including mate choice, nutrition, drug addiction, and well...your life is FULL of choices.

September 10, 2012 — Scicurious
Bora's Picks (September 7th, 2012)

Bora's Picks (September 7th, 2012)

Ranking the medal system: What separates Olympic losers from winners? by Susan E. Matthews: While everyone is figuring out how to fill their time now that the Olympics are over, and others are turning back to Netflix, this year’s summer games gave us many incredible memories of how far the human body can extend itself.

STAFFSeptember 7, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Revenge of the Lizard Brain

Revenge of the Lizard Brain

There’s a scene in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas in which the writer, high out of his mind on hallucinogens, watches a roomful of casino patrons transform into giant lizards and lunge at each other in bloody combat.

September 7, 2012 — Ben Thomas
The Princess Alice effect

The Princess Alice effect

Video of the Week #59 September 6th, 2012: From: Imaginary Presidents and Imaginary Gods: The Real Empty Chair Effect by Jesse Bering at Bering in Mind .

September 6, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Dolphin Societies Are Impacted By Human Fishing

Dolphin Societies Are Impacted By Human Fishing

Moreton Bay is a small patch of ocean bounded by Queensland, Australia, on the west and on the east by Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island. The bay is home, by various estimates, to between six hundred and eight hundred Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops aduncus ).

September 6, 2012 — Jason G. Goldman
Brain Parasites, California's Hidden Health Problem

Brain Parasites, California's Hidden Health Problem

Sara Alvarez was afraid. The doctors told her she needed surgery — brain surgery. Operations on such a complex organ are never simple, but this procedure was exceptionally difficult.

September 6, 2012 — Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato

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