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The Earth is flat. A full moon leads to more crime. Humans were created less than 10,000 years ago.If you made your way through even the most general of science educations, the above statements should strike you as suspect...
Open Laboratory 2013 – the complete list of entries!We just closed the submission form for the 2013 edition. Thank you all who submitted the posts.Below are all the blog posts submitted over the past year...
Last but NOT least, we turn to the Ignobel prize in medicine. And while titles which say things like "Argon plasma coagulation in the treatment of hemorrhagic radiation proctitis", well, don't be fooled by the title...
Prologue:Humans are born to a longer period of total dependence than any other animal we know of, and we also know that mistreatment or neglect during this time often leads to social, emotional, cognitive and mental health problems in later life...
Deadline is here, tonight! We are closing the submissions on Monday, October 1st at 11:59pm EDT!The submission form for the 2013 edition of Open Lab is here.
Image of the Week #62, October 1st, 2012: From: Mount Kinabalu: Green Stars of the Forest by Luis Morgado at Expeditions .
This year's Ignobel prize in physics goes to two separate research groups, one of whom also received a backdated Ignobel prize for a previous study*!
"Seriously, it doesn't matter how many times you ask me. I'm never going to remember where he said he was going. I don't even know why you're still here.''"I just don’t believe you.”"Have you looked in his house yet?...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - on becoming a homeless addict, baking bread, spilling coffee, elephant psychology, last Neanderthal song, small science, and more.
I will try to go on vacation next week, keep myself offline if I can. I will not do evening linkfests. I will edit and pre-schedule Guest Blog posts in advance, and probably pop in briefly to post Expeditions posts, Image of the Week and Video of the Week...
Deadline is here, just three days away! We are closing the submissions on Monday, October 1st at 11:59pm EDT!The submission form for the 2013 edition of Open Lab is here.
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