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Yes! I am very pleased to say that I will be at the IgNobel prizes again this year, live tweeting FURIOUSLY, and then blogging all the winning hilarious sciencey goodness!
I daresay, do you really think you could spot a liar? Congratulations. You have been hired for your first detective gig. Report immediately to the downtown Manhattan office of Scientific American magazine.
"Primates Playing Poker" by Nathaniel Gold Humans are one of the most cooperative species on the planet. Our ability to coordinate behavior and work collaboratively with others has allowed us to create the natural world’s largest and most densely populated societies, outside of deep sea microbial mats and a few Hymenoptera mega-colonies.However, a key problem when trying to understand the evolution of cooperation has been the issue of cheaters.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - writing science, neural stem cells, heroin addiction, sick pythons, geoengineering, and more.
The Video of the Week is back to Wednesdays, and we have a new one. - Laura Jane Martin - Scientists as writers - Ben Thomas - What Your Neural Stem Cells Aren’t Telling You - Scicurious - STOP THE PRESSES, we cured heroin addiction. - Rebecca Priestley - Kermadecs Islands: Whales on the starboard bow - Khalil A.
Video of the Week #56 August 15th, 2012: From: An Autistic Boy s Answer: YouTube Science by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: Doctor Mad Science Jordan Hilkowitz, aka Doctor Mad Science, has found his outlet in making science videos.
Last week, in an opinion piece at my Slate column, I dove headfirst into a political cesspool. In what some referred to as an angry rant against Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy and his company s funding of antigay causes or in what I would prefer to call an act of unbridled reason I sought to move the focus away from all the frivolous accusations of Christian persecution and onto the countless at-risk or closeted gay youth undoubtedly following this story.
Neural stem cells (green) in the hippocampus huddle around a neuron (purple), listening for stray signals. In 2000, a team of neuroscientists put an unusual idea to the test.
Or not.I so want to like press releases. But I got this press release:"SCIENTISTS CAN NOW BLOCK HEROIN, MORPHINE ADDICTION"And I got the paper along with it.
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - flamingos, Olympics on the Moon, inhabited Mars, Okapi, black holes, learning math, and more.
- David Warmflash - Low Gravity Olympics: How Would Gymnastics Look in a Future Lunar Colony? - Becky Crew - Flamingo hows, wheres and whys: pink; errectile tissue; one leg - David Bressan - The Earth-like Mars - Jennifer Ouellette - Make Us Do the Math - John R.
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:"In a modern world with 24-hour service becoming increasingly expected from a wide range of businesses around the world, what kind of pressure does this place on people doing shift work when most people are still asleep?" At Providentia , Romeo Vitelli discusses some recent attempts to scientifically investigate this question: How Dangerous is the Night Shift?Eating disorders are complicated, and their manifestation can vary from person to person.
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