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#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - athletic ape, singing fish, teaching chemistry, Ada Lovelace, diatoms, oxytocin, and more.

- Elizabeth Preston - The Hazards of Being an Athletic Ape - Gary Stix - When the Cuddle Hormone Is a Home Wrecker - Ferris Jabr - What Singing Fish Reveal About Speech and Hearing - Melissa Gaskill - Counting Fish: Longlines, Lionfish and Liberty Ships - David Wogan - Energy policy is shaped by what you think about energy - John R...

STAFFOctober 16, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

When the Cuddle Hormone Is a Home Wrecker

First off, this study on a molecule tied to social interaction was conducted in animals. So I’m supposed to turn on the siren and the flashing red light here to let you know that the headline you just read might not apply in humans...

STAFFOctober 16, 2012 — Gary Stix

Early Paleoart: Of Prehistoric Monsters and Men

“ to understand plants and animals there is no better way than to depict them from life “ Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605)Maybe the first depiction of bones of an extinct animal can be attributed to an unknown Greek artist living some 2.600 years ago...

October 15, 2012 — David Bressan

Could You Look Down from 24 Miles Up and Jump? Felix Baumgartner Just Did

DID YOU WATCH! Did your heart pound, your palms get sweaty, your muscles tense! Did you join the millions around the world gripped by fear and tension as Felix Baumgartner rose to more than 24 miles in a balloon-lifted capsule, opened the door (OH MY GOD!) stood out on the bar outside with a camera over his head looking down (OH MY GOD!!!!!),…AND JUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!...

October 14, 2012 — David Ropeik

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