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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...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - feathered tyrannosaurs, coral transplants, nanomedicine, Kawasaki Disease, and more.
Yes! We've made it! Forget NYTimes or BBC or NPR - SciAm Blogs were featured in The Onion! That is the pinnacle - nowhere higher to go. We are now part of the popular culture - see the video.....
Video of the Week #37 April 4th, 2012 From: Scientific American Blogs Officially Pop Culture Icon! by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid Source: The Onion Time travel is tricky business...
At Neurotic Physiology today, I'm talking about Imposter Syndrome. What makes it strike, and how we might combat it. And I'm wondering if imposter syndrome might be able to learn anything from...sports...
I first became aware of Dr. Terry L. Maple when I read his article in the latest issue of The Observer , the magazine of the Association for Psychological Science.
News tidbit of the day? The #SciAmBlogs make an appearance in an Onion video (around 1:57-2:04).;-)And now the serious stuff:- Ricki Lewis - Are DNA Patents Doomed? - Kelly Oakes - Supernova turns inside out and kicks neutron star - Maria Konnikova - Intelligence and Other Stereotypes: The Power of Mindset - John R...
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