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#SciAmBlogs Monday - textbook Mendel, DNA storage, Martians, counterfeit drugs, beer science, anorexia and obesity, and more.
Monday - time for the new Image of the Week! - Ricki Lewis - Hidden Meanings in Our Genomes – And What To Do With Mendel - Christina Agapakis - Communicating with Aliens through DNA - David Bressan - Meet the Martians - Judy Stone - Counterfeit Drugs: a Deadly Problem - Scicurious - Anorexia and Obesity: opposite sides of the reward coin? - Ilana Yurkiewicz - The downside of politicians talking about science - Kevin Zelnio - The Making of a Brewmaster, 200 MYA - David Wogan - Living with the Nest #2 – the daily energy summary and why other appliances should act like the Nest - DNLee - #DispathesDNLee: Tanzania from A to Z – Archaeology and What’s this in my Backyard?
Image of the Week #56, August 20th, 2012: From: Meet the Martians by David Bressan at History of Geology . Source: Henrique Alvim Corr a Humanity’s curiosity about Mars has manifested in many forms, changing with the angst and hope and humor of the age.
One of the toughest parts of raising children is helping them leap the emotional and intellectual hurdles of life. As parents, we try to ease their pain when friends snub them.
Only a month 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.
We often think of anorexia as a psychiatric problem, a problem of self esteem, a problem of disordered body image. And while it's probably a lot of these things, treatments based on body image improvement and self-esteem can only do so much.
Blog of the Week: Do you believe in dog? is a brand new blog. It is written by two dog researchers, one in New York City, the other in Yarra Valley just outside of Melbourne, Australia.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Neighborhood Project, complexity, whale shark's brain, traffic apps, life around the dying star, and more.
- Madhusudan Katti - Dragging humanity up the shining hills of a GIS map to create a virtuous planetary superorganism: A review of 'The Neighborhood Project'. - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Here’s your Boeing 777, now make me the next Prozac. - Jason G.
Dragging Humanity Up the Shining Hills of a GIS Map to Create a Virtuous Planetary Superorganism: A Review of The Neighborhood Project
The following is an expanded version of a review originally published in this month's BioScience, published here with the permission of the American Institute of Biological Sciences .
The largest fish in the ocean is the whale shark ( Rhincodon typus ). This massive, migratory fish can grow up to twelve meters in length, but its enormous mouth is designed to eat the smallest of critters: plankton.
Yup, really! Ah, mylar pants. The stuff of SCIENCE.Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, talk about just what mylar pants have to do with, well, farting.
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