In primate societies, whether human or nonhuman, a leader who's a bloated, self-serving egotist creates mayhem and confusion
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We've all been there. You're heading in to work or to that meeting or down the hall with you coffee, and it NEVER fails. Splish splash and you're leaving a little trail of coffee dots in the hall so everyone will know where you've been.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - water on Mars, March of Progress, evil of books, Rinderpest extinction, green beard, ecological drones, dissolvable medical sensors, and more.
First two interviews between the #openlab12 authors are now up - check them out:- Best Science Writing Online 2012 contributors David Manly and Eva Amsen talk blogs, twins, and Vitamin C- Best Science Writing Online 2012 contributors David Manly and Dana Hunter discuss science fiction, cats, and their contributions to the new bookAlso today, new Video of the Week for your enjoyment.
Video of the Week #62 September 27th, 2012: From: Electronics Sensors that Dissolve Could Keep Tabs on the Body from the Inside by Larry Greenemeier at Observations .
Ok, with the power of copper. But copper is all about science! So it counts. The Ignobel prize in chemistry goes to Johan Pettersson of Sweden for determining why people in the town of Anderslöv were suffering from a strange epidemic of...green hair.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Iron Man's brain, data visualization, fractal kitties, journal price, carbohydrate shortage, and more.
Check out the transcript of last week's Chat about the Best Science Writing Online in 2012 - E. Paul Zehr - Assembling an Avenger – Inside the Brain of Iron Man - Eric Buckler - Data Visualization: Trudging through digital road to new scientific discovery - Jennifer Ouellette - Walking on Eggshells: Anatomy of a Science Story - Bonnie Swoger - Why are journals so expensive? - Scicurious - IgNobel Prize in Anatomy: I would know that butt anywhere - Kelly Oakes - Supernova 1006 lived fast and left no companion behind - Khalil A.
When I first started reading comic books there were many superheroes that interested me. Naturally the list included Batman, Iron Man, Daredevil, Captain America, Thor, Nova, the Flash, the Black Panther, the Phantom, and lots more.What I enjoyed best of all were team ups where you got more heroes per page.
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/Photo-Dave SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Eating might seem, principally, like a simple, primal act. We get hungry; we eat; we're full.
Today we present the IgNobel prize in ANATOMY, presented to de Waal and Pokorny. They were very pleased to win the IgNobel this year, noting especially that scientists always take themselves so seriously (sigh, yeah, we do), and it's nice to have a little fun once in a while.de Waal and Pokorny.
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - quantum computing, rural hospitals, dead salmon fMRI, brain training fails, food labels, and more.
- Joel Taylor - Quantum Computing Simplified - Judy Stone - Big Fish Eats Little Fish- Warning for Rural Hospitals - Scicurious - IgNobel Prize in Neuroscience: The dead salmon study - Gary Stix - Best Evidence for Brain Training Falls Short - John R.
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/BakiBG SAN ANTONIO, Texas—So much of our information from—and interaction with—the world is now mediated by computers, cell phones and tablets that health experts have been practically running themselves ragged trying to find ways to use these conduits to help people make healthier choices.Great success stories have come out of parts of the developing world, where cell phones have been used to improve maternal and infant care and help people adhere to medication guidelines.
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