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We Can't Blame Everything on Powerful Men

There’s certainly been no shortage of news headlines proclaiming that we can now add former CIA director General David Petraeus to the list of powerful men who have been brought down by very well-publicized sex scandals...

November 16, 2012 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Bora's Picks (November 16th, 2012)

Invasion of the trees? by Kate Prengaman: I love trees. Photographic proof exists that I’ve hugged a wide variety of species. But, even though I love forests, I have to admit that not every ecosystem needs trees...

STAFFNovember 16, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Einstein's Brain: New Insights into the Roots of Genius

Ever since his death in 1955, scientists have asked what features of Einstein's brain contributed to his extraordinary insights into physical laws. Research on the anatomy of Einsteins' genius was stymied because many of the post-mortem images and slides of tissue from the subsequently dissected organ were unavailable to researchers...

STAFFNovember 16, 2012 — Gary Stix

Geology Will Rock You !

The music-video " Mutual Core " (2011) by Björk , starring hot tectonic forces and sensual strata, is by far not the only examples of how geology and paleontology could inspire musicians and songwriters...

November 16, 2012 — David Bressan

Giant's Shoulders #53!

Hello and welcome to the 53rd edition of the Giant's Shoulders Carnival, the blog carnival focusing on the history of science. We may not have Friday Weird Science today, but fear not, for the history of science contains MANY weird and wild tales...

November 16, 2012 — Scicurious

Dogs Teaching Chemistry

Video of the Week #69 November 15th, 2012: From: Hard Science is Going to the Dogs by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid . Source: snuggliepuppy on YouTube The most informative and adorable science video to come out this week asks us to "sit" and "stay" and "learn" chemistry as two well-trained dogs, Paige and Dexter, help us understand ionic, covalent and polar covalent chemical bonds...

November 15, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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