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The Importance of Being Social

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...

April 24, 2012 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Fatal Spirotrich Sex

Image of the Week #39, April 23rd, 2012:
Pond water microforay : amoeba and ciliate sex gone horribly wrong by Psi Wavefunction at The Ocelloid ...

April 23, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Joy Comes with Discovery: A Conversation with Linda Buck, PhD

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...

April 23, 2012 — Erin Johnson

Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far

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...

STAFFApril 23, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Brain Freeze Might Help Solve Migraine Mysteries

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...

April 22, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

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