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Mate with me, and I'll help you ovulate! Oh, yeah. "White Llama" by Petr Kratochvil. A paper that came out on August 20th in PNAS suggests a factor in semen that could induce ovulation.
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - mothers-in-law, tigers at night, movies in the sewers, imaginary presidents, mechanical rhinos, and more.
Take a look at the magnificient Image of the Week! - Samyukta Mullangi - Pressing Pause in Alaska - Eric Michael Johnson - A Grimm Tale of Reproductive Conflict - Bora Zivkovic - Tigers take to the night – for peaceful coexistence with humans and Best of August at A Blog Around The Clock - Scott Huler - Who Needs Investment: Let’s Have an Infrastructure Film Festival - Glendon Mellow - SciArt of the Day: Rhinoceros 1515 - Jesse Bering - Imaginary Presidents and Imaginary Gods: The Real “Empty Chair” Effect - Khalil A.
Image of the Week #58, September 4th, 2012:
From: SciArt of the Day: Rhinoceros 1515 by Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic .
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:"Using data on tipping behaviour in 32 countries (collected from The International Guide to Tipping) and comparing this against the Corruption Perception Index, the researchers found that rates of corruption are higher in countries that tip more." What could explain this curious correlation?
If you were to have told me just last week that one of my psychology experiments would soon be brought to life on stage by none other than Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention, all to the fêted laughter and applause of tens of millions of people who, in the true spirit of literalism for which so many of them are accustomed to thinking, would fail to see the irony of their own rapturous enjoyment of the scene before them, I’d have thought you were insane.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Bill Nye, Armstrong's surgery, self-digesting insect brains, mapping Surprise Valley, and more.
- Marc Kuchner - Bill Nye’s “Don’t Teach Creationism…” Video Dissected by Business Communication Expert - Kyle Hill - Bill Nye is Not a Businessman - S.E.
Only half a month till the 2012 edition is out! Mark your calendars for September 18th! The 2012 edition can now be pre-ordered at Amazon.com and Amazon UK.
Sci is dealing with some personal stuff right now, and can't keep up with my usual posting regimen. Instead, today I'd like to offer up a book recommendation: The Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Bill Nye, the nerdy supernova that fostered my childhood love of science, has recently gone viral in a video highly critical of the teaching of creationism to children.
Have you seen the new video by Bill Nye called “Creationism is not appropriate for children”? The video simply shows Nye standing in front of a white background and speaking, for two minutes, thirty seconds.
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