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#SciAmBlogs Friday - power of music, biology of homosexuality, medicine in media, Temple Grandin's brain, Flexagon, mail-in vote, and more.

- R. Douglas Fields - The Power of Music: Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound - Marcia Malory - Is Homosexuality a Choice? - Judy Stone - Medicine in the Media: Debunking journal reports and news at #NIHMiM12 - Gary Stix - A Little Hard Science from the Big Easy: Temple Grandin’s Brain and Transgenic Sniffer Mice - Janet D...

STAFFOctober 19, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Bora's Picks (October 19th, 2012)

  Prospecting for Quasicrystals by Nadia Drake: The rock came in a box labeled “khatyrkite.” It didn’t look like much, just a chunk less than a centimeter long with a whitish rind and studded with several dark metals...

STAFFOctober 19, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

The Power of Music: Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound

New Orleans, October 16, 2012 - You walk into a bar and music is thumping. All heads are bobbing and feet tapping in synchrony. Somehow the rhythmic sound grabs control of the brains of everyone in the room forcing them to operate simultaneously and perform the same behaviors in synchrony...

October 19, 2012 — R. Douglas Fields

Is Homosexuality a Choice?

Ask this question, and you will probably receive one of two responses: Yes. People choose to be gay. They are making an immoral choice, which government should discourage.

October 19, 2012 — Marcia Malory

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - countertransference, rhino poaching, dangerous optimism, cancer angst, UV sterilization, T.rex proteins, and more.

We have a new Video of the Week today!- Hilda Bastian - #NIHMiM12 – The spreading shadow of cancer angst: 3 things you need to know to meet it rationally - Kyle Hill - Dangerous Optimism: Risk, Bias and Smoking - Ilana Yurkiewicz - When a patient encounter hits too close to home - Dana Hunter - The Cataclysm: “One of the Most Dramatic Mass-Movement Events of Historic Time” - John R...

STAFFOctober 18, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

The Urine Wheel

I recently saw an image that perfectly encapsulates many of my current interests, including odor and flavor mapping, the senses in scientific analysis, medieval ideas about health and disease, body fluids, and metabolic profiling...

October 18, 2012 — Christina Agapakis

It's Time For Donors Choose

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote, "The beginning of awe is wonder, and the beginning of wisdom is awe." That he was speaking ultimately about god doesn't matter; I'm aware of no better articulation of the scientific process...

October 18, 2012 — Jason G. Goldman

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