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Although cocaine makes people feel more alert and on top of things in the moment, it can leave users vulnerable to a much slower brain in the long run.
Guest Blog by Leonard Mlodinow*One advantage of belonging to a cohesive society in which people help each other is that the group is often better equipped than a set of individuals to deal with threats from the outside...
Welcome back. As it is Monday, we have a new Image of the Week - enjoy!Also, you may have noticed that we are trying to have different writing forms and styles on the Guest Blog on Saturdays, e.g., narrative, dialogue, fiction, science fiction, poetry, comic strips, etc...
Image of the Week #39, April 23rd, 2012:
From: Pond water microforay : amoeba and ciliate sex gone horribly wrong by Psi Wavefunction at The Ocelloid ...
A series of graduate student conversations with leading women biologists, at the Women in Science Symposium at Cornell April 2-3. As a woman scientist in the beginning of my career I’m always interested in the journey of more established female scientists: how their interest in science developed, how they’ve overcome challenges to be successful, and how they’ve balanced their goals of establishing a successful career with the desire to have a family...
Ted Williams entered the final two games of the 1941 season batting .39955. If he’d sat them out, the average would’ve been rounded up to .400, making him the only MLB player in the modern era to bat the milestone...
It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries...
For day 2 of Experimental Biology, I found an interesting poster on a new chemical, found in slime mold, that might have therapeutic potential for breast cancer treatment!
Eager eaters know that gulping a Slurpee or inhaling a sundae can cause that brief seizing sensation known in the not-so-technical literature as "brain freeze" or "ice cream headache."Just what causes this common cautionary condition has remained mysterious to sufferers and scientists alike (not that the two categories need remain mutually exclusive).A new study, presented April 22 at the Experimental Biology 2012 annual meeting in San Diego, proposes a probable answer...
Here is a slightly modified version of the slidedeck I used in my talk at Experimental Biology this weekend. Jason G.
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