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In praise of paper

Exactly two weeks ago today, at around eight in the evening, we—along with the rest of downtown Manhattan—lost all power. One minute, blaring news and reassurances from the mayor and the utilities companies, and the next, total silence...

November 12, 2012 — Maria Konnikova

#SciAmBlogs Friday - Sandy at Staten Island, the Achilles heel, wetlands, allergies, sea rise in NC, and more.

- Kathleen Raven - Staten Island’s ‘Bluebelt’ doesn’t fight super-storms, but plays crucial role in managing excess rainfall - Jalees Rehman - Achilles Had Only 2 Heels - Scott Huler - Reality Laughs Again at North Carolina - DNLee - Society for Wetland Scientists Undergrad Mentoring Program application deadline November 16 - Khalil A...

STAFFNovember 9, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Friday Weird Science: dragging sheep for SCIENCE

Sci is at Neurotic Physiology, where today's Friday Weird Science concerns sheep. Specifically, what it takes to drag them around on their butts. While many of you may think that no one would drag a sheep around on its butt when you could just lead it around...well you've never tried to shear a sheep...

November 9, 2012 — Scicurious

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - belly button bacteria, Proposition 37, blogging in French, 3D printing, Nate Silver's math, and more.

 And we have a new Video of the Week!- Rob Dunn - After Two Years Scientists Still Can’t Solve Belly Button Mystery, Continue Navel-Gazing - Christie Wilcox - Prop 37 Loses, Scientists Cheer - Jennifer Ouellette - Why Math is Like the Honey Badger: Nate Silver Ascendant - Gary Stix - 3D Printing: The Great American Tchotchke Machine - Pascal Lapointe - Are you blogging en français? - DNLee - Wordless Wednesday: The New Face of STEM - Scicurious - Cocaine and Ministrokes - David Biello - Climate Change Action and More Drilling Likely in Obama’s Second Term - Kate Wong - Oldest Arrowheads Hint at How Modern Humans Overtook Neandertals =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...

STAFFNovember 7, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Super Brainy Slime Mold

Video of the Week #68 November 7th, 2012: From: How Brainless Slime Molds Redefine Intelligence [Video] by Ferris Jabr and Anna Rothschild on our main site...

November 7, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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