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Orexin and Binge Eating Rats

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.

September 17, 2012 — Scicurious

Richard Owen, the "Sea-Serpent Killer"

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.

September 15, 2012 — David Bressan

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - AZT, men's diseases, Junk DNA, diet testing, and more.

- 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.

STAFFSeptember 13, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Famous People With Animals

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.

September 13, 2012 — Jason G. Goldman

Introducing: Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato

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.

STAFFSeptember 13, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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