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Bill Nye is Not a Businessman

Bill Nye, the nerdy supernova that fostered my childhood love of science, has recently gone viral in a video highly critical of the teaching of creationism to children.

September 2, 2012 — Kyle Hill

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Victorian-era citizen science, Denisova Genome, Hurricanes and Neglected Infections, anatomy of sloths and more.

- Caren Cooper - Victorian-era citizen science: reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated  - Ricki Lewis - The Denisova Genome and Guys Banging Rocks  - Judy Stone - Hurricanes, Poverty, and Neglected Infections  - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Are assessments of scientific intelligence biased toward mathematically oriented fields?  - Ilana Yurkiewicz - When should medicine talk about race?

STAFFAugust 31, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - physics education, extinct scaly anteater, caloric restriction, geologic diagram, youth brain, and more.

Wednesday, ergo , time for the new Video of the Week. - Tony Rothman - Look East, Young Man  - Becky Crew - Ancient digging mammal is a ‘scaly anteater’ relative  - Gary Stix - Evolution Did Not Snap the Brain Together like LEGOS and Big Hint That Eating A Lot Less Won’t Let You Live Longer  - Ferris Jabr - The Neuroscience of Twenty-Somethings  - Dana Hunter - How Would You Like to Take a Hike Across a Geologic Diagram?  - DNLee - #DispatchesDNLee: Adjusting to the time difference  - John R.

STAFFAugust 29, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Insane in the Chromatophores

Video of the Week #58 August 29th, 2012: From: Shiny! On the Iridescence of Squid by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics . Source: Backyard Brains The Backyard Brains made the color-changing skin of a Longfin Inshore squid shift hues in sync to the pulsing beat of Cypress Hill in “Insane in the Chromatophores.” They simulated the nerve signals that trigger the muscles by connecting an iPhone to one of the creature s dorsal fins with a suction electrode.

August 29, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

The Neuroscience of 20-Somethings

'Unemployed Girl' by Russian painter Kazimir Malevich (Wikimedia Commons) In the opening scene of Lena Dunham's HBO series Girls , the Horvaths tell their 24-year-old daughter Hannah that they will no longer support her—or, as her mother puts it: "No.

STAFFAugust 29, 2012 — Ferris Jabr

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