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It's often interesting to look over the scientific literature, and to see, for lack of a better term, "fashion trends". Not what style of kahkis the PIs are wearing this fall, but rather neurotransmitters, techniques, behaviors, or models that you can watch go in and out of fashion.
thump TAP. thump thump TAP. Melissa McClelland’s soft brown cowboy boots tap sharply on a hollow wooden platform. The sparse sound opens Whitehorse’s Killing Time and provides the song’s rhythmic backbone.
In the beginning were the Greek and Roman encyclopedias, followed by the medieval bestiaries and the first cabinets of curiosities, soon replaced by natural history collections and the search for mysterious cryptids - humans were always fascinated by weird things and strange tales.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - wildlife restoration, citation styles, craisins, endangered species of Cayman Islands, pouched rat babies, ScienceOnline, and more.
- Kate Prengaman - Wildfire Restoration - Bonnie Swoger - Easing the burden of multiple citation styles - Ingrid Wickelgren - The Education of Character: Carefully Considering Craisins - John R.
Specifically, the physics of a STRAPLESS evening gown. What holds it up? While most people with strapless dress experience will easily answer "Boob tape!", the correct answer is actually physics and structural engineering.
Mindfulness, the practice of being present and in the moment, is easier for some people than for others. But it is a skill that many believe is worth cultivating—some say, starting with children.
- Nathalia Holt - Remembering Dr. Jerome Horwitz and AZT - Judy Stone - Drugs in Search of a Disease-Men’s Edition - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Three reasons why junk DNA makes evolutionary sense - John Horgan - Journalist Gary Taubes Raises Bucks to Disprove His Diet Theory - Bora Zivkovic - Introducing: Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato - Khalil A.
Got Low T? In one sense, it is refreshing to see men being the target of pharma, after all these years of women being the focus of relentless—and misleading—advertising.
I'm at the annual conference of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums this week in Phoenix. Since I'm too busy livetweeting conference sessions to write a post this week, here are a few photos of famous people with animals.
This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They – at least some of them – have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public.
STAFFBehind the scenes at Scientific AmericanRead
Anecdotes from the Archive
Anthropology in Practice
Exploring the human condition.Read
Insights into intelligence, creativity, personality, and well-beingRead
Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kidsRead
Critical views of science in the newsRead
Dark Star Diaries
Explore the science behind the dog in your bedRead
News and research about endangered species from around the worldRead
Frontiers for Young Minds
Science by and for kids ages 8-15Read
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific AmericanRead
Climate science in a changing worldRead
Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday DeceptionsRead
Discussion and news about planets, exoplanets, and astrobiologyRead
MIND Guest Blog
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific American MindRead
Not bad science
New discoveries in animal behavior and cognitionRead
Opinion, arguments & analyses from guest experts and from the editors of Scientific AmericanRead
More than wires - exploring the connections between energy, environment, and our livesRead
Roots of Unity
Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.Read
Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.Read
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STAFFA science blog, sans blagueRead
Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinctRead
The Artful Amoeba
A Blog About the Weird Wonderfulness of Life on EarthRead
Exploring and celebrating diversity in science.Read