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#SciAmBlogs Friday - near-death on Titanic, invention of modern physics, PIN numbers, lousy social networks, planet-eating stars, and more.
Have a great weekend!- Jennifer Ouellette - Titanic and the Science of Near-Death Experiences - Alan Woodward - How Safe Is Your Mobile? - Gennady Gorelik - How the Modern Physics was invented in the 17th century, part 1: The Needham Question - Christie Wilcox - Parasite Insights: Using Lice To Map Socialization - David Bressan - April 6, 2009: The L´Aquila Earthquake - Glendon Mellow - Dinosaur Couture Should Be Open to All - Jennifer Frazer - Could a Mystery Virus be the Culprit in Kawasaki Disease? - Caleb A...
James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster movie Titanic broke box office records and garnered bushels of awards; it remains one of the top-grossing films of all times.
Honeybee colonies have been mysteriously dying off all over the globe, leaving scientists scratching their heads—and important crops languishing in the fields unpollinated.
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Octopuses possess camouflage abilities that put some of our military's best high-tech efforts to shame. And their flexible, intelligent arms are the envy of roboticists and artificial intelligence engineers worldwide.But these animals, which have evolved over hundreds of millions of years, can teach us even more about security in the 21st century than camo and communications, Rafe Sagarin argues in his new book Learning from the Octopus: How secrets from nature can help us fight terrorist attacks, natural disasters and disease (Basic Books, April 2012).Sagarin suggests we take cues from octopuses and other organisms in the natural world to make our responses to all kinds of threats—from sophisticated terrorist cells to emerging infections—more robust and adaptable.Sagarin is a research scientist at the University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment...
Well, all the ASPET news anyway. Sci is this year's official blogger for the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, which will be having its major meeting at Experimental Biology, 2012, in San Diego starting on April 20th...
Why do people have such a hard time reaching a compromise? Blame fairness.That was the message of behavioral economist George Loewenstein of Carnegie Mellon University when I interviewed him for my book, Brain Trust...
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