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You all must forgive me for this blog post. You see, I am in my premenstrual phase, and so with all my insane-o premenstrual symptoms I simply cannot access the part of my brain that makes political decisions...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - electing the ship captain, design evolution, cosmic citizens, obsessive writing, Lucy in the trees, and more.
- Jason G. Goldman - How Elections Are Decided: Who Would You Choose as Captain of Your Boat? - Bora Zivkovic - Beats vs obsessions, columns vs.
The 1960 Presidential election, in which Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts squared off against Vice President Richard Nixon, would usher in a new era in Presidential politics, thanks to the growing prevalence of television ownership...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Komodo dragons, tracking chimps, Baxter the robot, Sauropterygians, National Chemistry Week, and more.
Our sister network, SciLogs.com, announced the addition of a number of excellent new bloggers. Go check them all out.Today we have both a new Image of the Week and a new Video of the Week.- John R...
Video of the Week #66 October 24th, 2012: From: Saving Rhino Phila - A Genre-Busting Documentary on the Massacre of a Species by Carin Bondar at PsiVid .
Image of the Week #65, October 24th, 2012: From: The Urine Wheel by Christina Agapakis at Oscillator .
Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, talking about a study using Ritalin to enhance...social conformity. It looks like Ritalin exposure may enhance the salience (or importance) of other people's opinions...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Connectome, free market, feathered dinosaurs, runaway plankton, running a lab, and more.
- Jag Bhalla - What Competition in Nature Should Teach Us About Markets: Should We Be As Dumb As Trees? - Ferris Jabr - Sequencing The Connectome: Will DNA Barcodes And A Sneaky Virus Change The Way Scientists Map The Brain? - Cassie Rodenberg - Judgment Battles: Crack vs...
Sequencing the Connectome: Will DNA Bar Codes and a Sneaky Virus Change the Way Scientists Map the Brain?
Scientists have mapped, charted, modeled and visualized the human brain in many different ways. They have marked the boundaries of the organ's four major lobes: the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes...
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.
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