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I'm still playing a bit of catch-up after last week's AZA conference. In the meantime, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 was published this week, which includes a piece I originally posted in July, 2011...
Emotion is a powerful driver of behavior, sometimes too powerful. Virtually everyone has had the experience of reacting in the heat of the moment only to later regret his or her words or deed...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - online serendipity, brain evolution study, igNobels, bumblebee learning, and more.
Check out the new Video of the Week!- Karla Starr - How to Not Find What You're Looking For - Ferris Jabr - Why We Need to Study the Brain’s Evolution in Order to Understand the Modern Mind - Khalil A...
Video of the Week #61 September 20th, 2012: From: Acoustic Levitation of Liquids Looks Like Magic by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid . Source: Argonne Labs From Argonne Labs comes this intriguing video demonstrating the acoustic levitation of liquids on a piece of equipment developed for NASA to simulate microgravity conditions...
And such prizes they are. As master of ceremonies and organizer of the IgNobels, Marc Abrahams, famously says at the end of each ceremony: “If you didn’t win an IgNobel prize this year – but especially if you did – better luck next year.” And while the winners this year went in for some truly silly studies, they papers they produced also made some important contributions...
Bumblebees, it turns out, don't bumble. Using tiny radar tracking devices, motion-activated cameras and artificial flowers, scientists have learned how the bees themselves quickly learn the best routes to take when they go foraging from flower to flower...
In the September 17th issue of The New Yorker , Anthony Gottlieb analyzes Homo Mysterious: Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature , a new book by David Barash, a psychology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - dinosaur names, reverse-engineering the brain, Golden Age of Discovery, Sports Psychology of Academia, and more.
Those of you who checked in on the very first day Scientific American Blog Network launched, back in July 2011, may remember the blog called The Psychotronic Girl that launched on that day...
The Forbes columnist Matthew Herper has a profile of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen who has placed his bets on a brain institute whose goal is to to map the brain...or at least the visual cortex...
Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, where I'm talking about a recent post from the ever talented Kate Clancy on using sports psychology in academia.
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