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De Loys' Ape

Image of the Week #63, October 10th, 2012: From: De Loys' Ape by David Bressan at History of Geology .

October 10, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

How the Brain Does "Attention" Is Still Unknown

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...

October 10, 2012 — John McCarthy

#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...

STAFFOctober 9, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#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?...

STAFFOctober 8, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Can't sleep, havin' sex!

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?

October 8, 2012 — Scicurious

De Loys' Ape

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...

October 7, 2012 — David Bressan

A Post-PBS Educational Television Landscape

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...

October 6, 2012 — Kevin Zelnio

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