The rarity of science Nobels for women is an ongoing scandal
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Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:This is a big deal, following a tough summer for the field: Psychological Science to publish direct replications (maybe)...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - #Frankenstorm #Sandy, Doomsday, surviving Dinosauroids, earthquake mythology, alcoholism, lung bacteria, and more.
- Daisy Yuhas, Marissa Fessenden and Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato - The Science of Hurricane Sandy Liveblog - David Biello - Update: Hurricane Sandy Hits U.S.
An artist drew dozens of self-renderings while under the influence of varying drugs, and the series has found its way to a scrollable media platform where it's touted as "all kinds of cool"...
Treating alcoholism is incredibly difficult on many levels. One of the most difficult areas to deal with is social interaction, how people with alcoholism can interact with others.
- Judy Stone - An Emergency Room’s Closure: A Community’s Betrayal - Kate Clancy - Hot for Obama, But Only When This Smug Married Is Not Ovulating - John R.
How's this for a confluence of cultural currents? A British scientist chats about psychopaths with an American actor who plays a psychopathic serial killer on TV in front of an audience at a museum loaded with Buddhist art...
Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, where I have sharpened my delicate little claws to talk about a study showing that your votes could be changed by ovulation.
You all must forgive me for this blog post. You see, I am in my premenstrual phase, and so with all my insane-o premenstrual symptoms I simply cannot access the part of my brain that makes political decisions...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - electing the ship captain, design evolution, cosmic citizens, obsessive writing, Lucy in the trees, and more.
- Jason G. Goldman - How Elections Are Decided: Who Would You Choose as Captain of Your Boat? - Bora Zivkovic - Beats vs obsessions, columns vs.
The 1960 Presidential election, in which Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts squared off against Vice President Richard Nixon, would usher in a new era in Presidential politics, thanks to the growing prevalence of television ownership...
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