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My father called me one night: "So, I'm trying to figure this thing out. How does it work exactly?" Some of my friends and colleagues have made similar inquiries: "I should probably get the hang of this...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Sandy at Staten Island, the Achilles heel, wetlands, allergies, sea rise in NC, and more.
- Kathleen Raven - Staten Island’s ‘Bluebelt’ doesn’t fight super-storms, but plays crucial role in managing excess rainfall - Jalees Rehman - Achilles Had Only 2 Heels - Scott Huler - Reality Laughs Again at North Carolina - DNLee - Society for Wetland Scientists Undergrad Mentoring Program application deadline November 16 - Khalil A...
Sci is at Neurotic Physiology, where today's Friday Weird Science concerns sheep. Specifically, what it takes to drag them around on their butts. While many of you may think that no one would drag a sheep around on its butt when you could just lead it around...well you've never tried to shear a sheep...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Thalidomide, coral guards, tool-using cockatoo, carnivorous harp sponge, last Ethiopian wolves, and more.
- Judy Stone - From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: A Nazi Legacy - Christie Wilcox - Coral Recruits Goby Bodyguards Against Seaweed Assassins - Jason G.
A captive parrot in an Austrian research lab near Vienna has started using tools, adding to a complex story that began more than fifty years ago in the forests of Tanzania.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - belly button bacteria, Proposition 37, blogging in French, 3D printing, Nate Silver's math, and more.
And we have a new Video of the Week!- Rob Dunn - After Two Years Scientists Still Can’t Solve Belly Button Mystery, Continue Navel-Gazing - Christie Wilcox - Prop 37 Loses, Scientists Cheer - Jennifer Ouellette - Why Math is Like the Honey Badger: Nate Silver Ascendant - Gary Stix - 3D Printing: The Great American Tchotchke Machine - Pascal Lapointe - Are you blogging en français? - DNLee - Wordless Wednesday: The New Face of STEM - Scicurious - Cocaine and Ministrokes - David Biello - Climate Change Action and More Drilling Likely in Obama’s Second Term - Kate Wong - Oldest Arrowheads Hint at How Modern Humans Overtook Neandertals =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...
Video of the Week #68 November 7th, 2012: From: How Brainless Slime Molds Redefine Intelligence [Video] by Ferris Jabr and Anna Rothschild on our main site...
Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, talking about a study which takes an imaging technique one step further, allowing the authors to image beautiful nests of blood vessels...and then give them cocaine...
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Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week, featuring election-day science:Stressed out waiting for the results? According to Scicurious, It’s not the stress that counts, it’s whether you can control it.Is it possible to predict how "undecided voters" will decide?...
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