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How Long Will a Lie Last? New Study Finds That False Memories Linger for Years

True memories fade and false ones appear.Each time we recall something, the memory is imperfectly re-stitched by our brains. Our memories retain familiarity but, like our childhood blankets, can be recognizable yet filled with holes and worn down with time.To date, research has shown that it is fairly easy to take advantage of our fallible memory...

November 14, 2012 — Kyle Hill

Staten Island after Sandy

Image of the Week #68, November 13th, 2012: From: Staten Island's "Bluebelt" Doesn't Fight Superstorms, but Plays Crucial Role in Managing Excess Rainfall by Kathleen Raven at Guest Blog ...

November 14, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - being wrong, US energy sufficiency, map of early universe, just war, inside a crack house, and more.

- Steven Ross Pomeroy - The Key to Science (and Life) Is Being Wrong - Melissa C. Lott - U.S. Poised For Energy Self-Sufficiency - Cassie Rodenberg - Inside a Crack House (Video) - Kelly Oakes - How a new map of the early universe is like a hedgehog - John Horgan - Is the “Just War” Concept an Oxymoron, or Can It Be Salvaged? - Bora Zivkovic - Tune in to State Of Things today at 12noon EST. - Scicurious - Crowdfunding psychopharmacology - Katherine Harmon - 3-D Imaging Improves Breast Cancer Screening - John Matson - LHC Experiment Yields No Insight into Post-Higgs Physics - David Biello - Tesla Triumphs: Electric Car Bests the Rest - The Editors - Storm Warnings: Climate Change and Extreme Weather–SA‘s Latest E-Book =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...

STAFFNovember 13, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Inside a Crack House (Video)

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

November 13, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg

Crowdfunding psychopharmacology

Sci has a post at Neurotic Physiology today, highlighting a new study that is up for Crowdfunding! The Perlstein group at Princeton wants to look at where amphetamine goes in the cell when it is taken up, and they are looking to crowdfunding to help them out...

November 13, 2012 — Scicurious

Addicts Are Professional Vagabonds

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

November 12, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg

In praise of paper

Exactly two weeks ago today, at around eight in the evening, we—along with the rest of downtown Manhattan—lost all power. One minute, blaring news and reassurances from the mayor and the utilities companies, and the next, total silence...

November 12, 2012 — Maria Konnikova

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