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Brain Connectome

Brain Connectome

Image of the Week #32, February 28th, 2012:
From: The Age of Connectome: Q&A with Sebastian Seung, by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics .

February 27, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions form is now open

Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions form is now open

The Open Laboratory is the annual anthology of the best writing on science blogs. Yes, this is an actual, physical book, printed on paper.The aim of the book is twofold: first, to showcase the quality of science blogging to the audience that does not read blogs and perhaps has a negative opinion of blogs due to the anti-blog propaganda in the mainstream media, and second, to build and strengthen the science blogging community.The idea for the compilation came from a discussion between Anton Zuiker and a representative of the online book publisher Lulu.com.

STAFFFebruary 27, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
#SciAmBlogs Friday - surveillance drones, vaginal pH, lying to catch the liars, walking in the city, floral clock, and more.

#SciAmBlogs Friday - surveillance drones, vaginal pH, lying to catch the liars, walking in the city, floral clock, and more.

Have a great weekend! - Bora Zivkovic - Carolus Linnaeus’s Floral Clocks  - Gary Stix - Lonely Planet: Social Media Gets On Board in the Quixotic Search for Extraterrestrial Life  - Joanne Manaster - The Believers: A Cautionary Tale of Sharing Science Too Soon  - Scicurious - Friday Weird Science: What happens when your bull smokes pot?  - John Villasenor - High-Altitude Surveillance Drones: Coming to a Sky Near You  - John Horgan - Should Global-Warming Activists Lie to Defend Their Cause?  - Kate Clancy - Vaginal pH Redux: Acidic Tampons, Coming to a Store Near You  - Scott Huler - Walk This Way  - Michelle Clement - Parkinson’s disease patients get free lifetime access to 23andMe personal genome service. =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion.

STAFFFebruary 24, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Walk This Way

Walk This Way

I’ve been walking around my city of Raleigh recently, thrilled with new signs telling me how long it will take me to walk hither or yon. I could see from the signs – simple design, plastic construction, strapped to utility poles – that they weren’t a civic undertaking.

February 24, 2012 — Scott Huler
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - ADHD, dingo tools, addiction app, taste of fear, Ice Age plants, mimic fly, and more...

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - ADHD, dingo tools, addiction app, taste of fear, Ice Age plants, mimic fly, and more...

- Emily Willingham - ADHD: backlash to the backlash  - Bora Zivkovic - Clock Classics: It all started with the plants  - Jason G. Goldman - Dingoes Ate My Nametag: Tool Use in a Dingo  - Cassie Rodenberg - App Intervention to Treat Addiction (and It Runs on Android)  - Krystal D'Costa - Editor’s Selections: Roman health, Anatomical offerings, and Mental illness  - Christie Wilcox - The Sweet Taste of Fear  - David Bressan - How Plants survived the Ice Age  - DNLee - Black & Green, the New Intergration – 5 Names in Urban Ecology you should know  - Glendon Mellow - Bones Out of Joint – interview with Sean Craven & Holly Gilmour  - Mariette DiChristina - Enter the Science in Action Award at Google Science Fair  - Kate Clancy - Roller derby athletes hip check science stereotypes #iamscience  - John R.

STAFFFebruary 24, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Killer Fungus Targeting Endangered Rattlesnakes

Killer Fungus Targeting Endangered Rattlesnakes

In 2008 biologists studying the eastern massasauga rattlesnake ( Sistrurus catenatus catenatus ) made a gruesome discovery: three sick snakes suffering from disfiguring lesions on their heads.

February 23, 2012 — John R. Platt
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - singing mice, fungal civiliization, icefish, chestnut clock, addiction predisposition, not-so-fast neutrinos, and more.

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - singing mice, fungal civiliization, icefish, chestnut clock, addiction predisposition, not-so-fast neutrinos, and more.

I am sure you will love today's new Video of the Week! - Scicurious - And you can tell everybody, this is your mouse’s song  - Rob Dunn - A Science Miniseries: The Big Story of Alcohol, Civilization and a Little Fungus  - Bora Zivkovic - Chestnut Tree Circadian Clock Stops In Winter and Tomorrow in Charlotte: ‘How the Web is Changing the Way Science Is Communicated, Taught and Done.’  - David Wogan - Fracking gets the NMA Taiwan animation treatment  - James Byrne - The bacteria in your belly Pt.

STAFFFebruary 22, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Watching food digestion

Watching food digestion

Video of the Week #31 February 22nd, 2012 From: What Processed Food Looks Like during Digestion of Course It s Not Pretty by Philip Yam at Observations .

February 22, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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