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Judgment Battles: Crack vs. Heroin

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

October 23, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg

#SciAmBlogs Monday - hypocretin, terrifying worm, Jane Austen, bad zoos, #2012SVP, l Aquila Verdict, bacterial teams, dung beetles, and more.

 - Scicurious - Sleeping Beauty: magic or hypocretin? - Becky Crew - Eunice aphroditois is rainbow, terrifying - Maria Konnikova - What Jane Austen can teach us about how the brain pays attention - Cassie Rodenberg - Anger, Crack and Duty: The Haze of Street Emotion - Kevin Zelnio - Sweden Journal: Tragedies at the Zoos - Bora Zivkovic - #2012SVP – what do Vertebrate Paleontologists talk about? - Christina Agapakis - Our Smell Universe - Robynne Boyd - Will Sea Level Rise Make the Final Debate? - David Ropeik - The l’Aquila Verdict...

STAFFOctober 22, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Ethicist Peter Singer Critiques Roe v. Wade, Obamacare, Romney

Last week the man whom The New Yorker called "the most influential living philosopher" came to my school, Stevens Institute, to talk about "Ethics and the Election." Peter Singer, who was raised in Australia and now teaches at Princeton and the University of Melbourne, espouses utilitarianism, an ethics that seeks to minimize suffering and maximize wellbeing.Singer's work is challenging, not because his writing is difficult to understand but because it is all too clear...

October 22, 2012 — John Horgan

Sleeping Beauty: magic or hypocretin?

Picture this: the prince has won his way past the dragon, past the huge walls of briars. He paces slowly through the sleeping castle, toward the tower where the princess lies, in a deep, deep sleep...

October 22, 2012 — Scicurious

Our Smell Universe

Smell is notoriously subjective and hard to define. Odors can be perceived differently by different people depending on genetics, culture, past experience, the environment, and whether they've had a really bad sinus infection or not...

October 21, 2012 — Christina Agapakis

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