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After being knocked out for a week by a flu (don't procrastinate on those vaccines, like I did) and coming back to a veritable avalanche of new data and (American) Thanksgiving, things are a little busy around here.So, to keep you busy between carving up turkeys and decorating with gourds, and because I haven't been prompt about announcing them here, below are links to the five pieces I've written thus far for my column over at BBC Future, Uniquely Human, in reverse-chronological order...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - bird disease citizen science, dog words, Wild Sex, expertise, amoebae, Thanksgiving myths, and more.
As usual on Wednesdays, we have a new Video of the Week. Happy Thanksgiving!- Caren Cooper - Stone Soup for Thanksgiving: understanding bird disease through citizen science - David L...
In 1988, a three-year-old child is led into a brightly colored testing room in a psychology department in Bloomington, Indiana. A small toy is brought out and put onto a table in front of the child...
Video of the Week #70 November 21th, 2012: From: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but Wild Sex excites me by Christie Wilcox at Science Sushi .
The approach of Thanksgiving, that quintessential American holiday, has me brooding over recent scientific portrayals of Native Americans as bellicose brutes.
In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real.
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - zombie bacteria, sleep and memory, quantum cryptography, dinosaur trunks, hungry ciliates, ancient eyes, and more.
- Simon J Makin - Sleep On It - Alan Woodward - Quantum Cryptography At The End Of Your Road - Jennifer Ouellette - Quantum Dots of Many Colors - Darren Naish - Junk in the trunk: why sauropod dinosaurs did not possess trunks (redux, 2012) - Psi Wavefunction - Frontonia: dissecting a ciliate appetite - Jennifer Frazer - Mycoplasma “Ghosts” Can Rise From the Dead - Lucas Brouwers - Animal vision evolved 700 million years ago - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Chocolate consumption and Nobel Prizes: A bizarre juxtaposition if there ever was one - Maria Konnikova - Killer blueberries: Inside the reality of paranoia - John R...
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:At Mind Hacks, Vaughan Bell shares a beautiful work by art by Victorian cartoonist George Cruikshank: A devil of a headache.Does eating turkey really make you sleepy?...
Think blueberries are your super-oxidizing, super-healthy friend? Think again. Unless you’re consuming the organic variety, you’re probably better off skipping them altogether—unless you want to be hit with so much pesticide it would make maggots and bagworms squirm and wilt...
What makes a Nobel Prize winner? There's several suggested factors: Perseverance? Good luck? Good mentors and students? Here's one possible factor that I would have never imagined in my wildest dreams; chocolate consumption...
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