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Introducing: Ashley Braun

This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...

STAFFNovember 26, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Visualizing the Language of Drug Experience

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive...." And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas...

November 26, 2012 — melody

#SciAmBlogs Friday - used toilet paper collection, college football rankings, plant paleoart, Mendeley, Thanksgiving for addicts, and more.

 - Rob Dunn - Giving Thanks: Scientists Seek World Record for Most Pieces of Used Toilet Paper Collected - David Bressan - Plant Paleoart Through the Ages - Cassie Rodenberg - I Invited Homeless Addicts to My House for Thanksgiving Dinner - Kevin Zelnio - Wild Sex Matters - Hadas Shema - Interview with Dr...

STAFFNovember 23, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

You're Not As Special As You Think

After being knocked out for a week by a flu (don't procrastinate on those vaccines, like I did) and coming back to a veritable avalanche of new data and (American) Thanksgiving, things are a little busy around here.So, to keep you busy between carving up turkeys and decorating with gourds, and because I haven't been prompt about announcing them here, below are links to the five pieces I've written thus far for my column over at BBC Future, Uniquely Human, in reverse-chronological order...

November 22, 2012 — Jason G. Goldman

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