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#SciAmBlogs Thursday - 19th century Citizen Science, dino parasites, corals on oil rigs, singing gibbons, and more
- Caren Cooper - Retro Science – Part 1 - Darren Naish - The war on parasites: the pigeon’s eye view, the oviraptorosaur’s eye view - Jennifer Frazer - Deep Sea Coral Clings to Oil Platform at Record Gulf Depth - Gary Stix - A Robot Helps Listen In on Brain Cell Chatter - Glendon Mellow - Surly Amy and the Charms of Reason - Khalil A.
Erwin Neher and Bert Sakmann received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1991 for their development of the patch-clamp technique, which records currents coursing through single ion channels in cells.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Hospital outbreak, stick insects, consciousness, West Nile, pneumatic transit, and more.
Yup, Wednesday, time for a brand new Video of the Week! - Ricki Lewis - Like a Game of Clue, Genomics Tracks Outbreak, Revealing Evolution in Action - Steven Ross Pomeroy - From STEM to STEAM: Science and Art Go Hand-in-Hand - Becky Crew - Lord Howe Island stick insects are going home - Ferris Jabr - Does Self-Awareness Require a Complex Brain? - Christie Wilcox - Is Climate Change To Blame For This Year’s West Nile Outbreak? - Carin Bondar - What Was Scientific American Reporting About in 1870?
Video of the Week #57 August 22nd, 2012: Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching from Zoos Victoria on Vimeo. From: Lord Howe Island stick insects are going home by Becky Crew at Running Ponies .
(Image by David R. Ingham, via Wikimedia Commons) The computer, smartphone or other electronic device on which you are reading this article has a rudimentary brain—kind of.* It has highly organized electrical circuits that store information and behave in specific, predictable ways, just like the interconnected cells in your brain.
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/diego_cervo Take two of these—or should that be three? Or one?Congress recently took steps to improve the safety of children’s drugs.
Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, talking about a recent study looking at a single nucleotide polymorphism in the mu-opioid receptor. It's a simple, single mutation, that has some pretty big effects, especially in pain sensitivity.
Su Song pic - Art meets science in this early star map drawn by Su Song. (public domain) In the wake of the recent recession, we have been consistently apprised of the pressing need to revitalize funding and education in STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering, and math.
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - rape and pregnancy, beneficient toxins, conscious octopusses, zebra herpes, music-trained brains, ZomBees, and more.
- Andrew Durso - Poisonous Snakes Can’t Resist Toxic Toad Tucker…Or Can They? - Kate Clancy - Here is Some Legitimate Science on Pregnancy and Rape and What Do You Do When There is No Best Dataset?
Octopus uses empty shells to hide; image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Nick Hobgood Elephants cooperate to solve problems. Chimpanzees teach youngsters to make tools.
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