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Sci is over at Neurotic Physiology today, looking at a study on singing in the general population. Is singing a generalized human trail? Or is it just for the talented?
Image of the Week #63, October 10th, 2012: From: De Loys' Ape by David Bressan at History of Geology .
Humans can focus on one thing amidst many. “Searchlight of attention” is the metaphor. You recall a childhood friend’s face one moment, then perhaps the dog you loved back then, and then…what you will...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Nobel, Mesozoic crocs, octopus optics, spider houseguest, biosecurity, and more.
- Jalees Rehman - The Prize in Biology in Memory of Alfred Nobel - Jennifer Ouellette - Paradox: A Q&A with Jim al-Khalili - Darren Naish - Awesome sea-going crocodyliforms of the Mesozoic - Gary Stix - Can Wall Street Financial “Wizardry” Foster Drug Innovation? - Maureen McCarthy - Chimps in Uganda: Bustling Kampala and Unwanted Houseguests - David Wogan - Coping with deep climate uncertainty - Khalil A...
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:Beatrice the Biologist explains, in just a few cartoon panels, why jet lag is so annoying.What educational television options might there be in a world without Big Bird?...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - kludgethink, swords to ploughshares, cuddly little creature, sleepless bird sex, Voyager, and more.
- Steven Ross Pomeroy - Stop Building Bombs and Start Building Starships - Scott Huler - The Kludge: A Panegyric - Scicurious - Can’t sleep, havin’ sex! - David Wogan - Don’t forget the “global” in global climate change - Kelly Oakes - Voyager 1: beyond the edge of the solar system at last? - Jennifer Frazer - Eight Legs?...
Ok, I know it's not Friday Weird Science time, but this paper is both interesting science AND somewhat odd. And who can't use extra weird in their day, right?
OK, it's Sunday and tomorrow is Columbus Day, but my vacation is essentially over. Despite vacationing, I popped in for a minute to post the Image of the Week and Video of the Week for your fun and enjoyment...
Louis François Fernand Hector de Loys , (1892-1935) was a Swiss geologist and pioneer of oil field prospection in Europe, Africa and America. Unfortunately de Loys is today less known for his geological work than for a story involving a strange photography.In 1920 a bunch of exhausted men reached the bank of the Tarra River , a tributary of the Rio Catatumbo , located in the borderlands of Venezuela and Colombia...
With the latest tirade against the Public Broadcast Service (PBS) by republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the first debate, it is worth to look at a world without PBS through children's eyes...
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