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Wondrous Wednesday at the Blogs

Interesting stuff on the blogs today - even more coming tomorrow!- Christina Agapakis - Mad Science: Synthetic Polycephaly - Katherine Harmon - How 5 Recent Social Uprisings Were Wired - Gary Stix - What I Did For My Summer Vacation...

STAFFAugust 11, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

My Fitness Experiment

It occurred to me last year (while I was till blogging here and before I started here) that I write a lot about diseases but I’m on the verge of being hypocritical.

August 10, 2011 — James Byrne

Offal is Good

Originally published on October 4, 2008, this post is about cultural norms about food, and how deeply ingrained they can become, leading to deeply visceral likes and dislikes of particular foods, regardless of nutritional value...

August 10, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Get Your Iceberg Water, Here

There's something about the idea of towing an iceberg from sea to sea that appeals to one's inner mad scientist (or rather, mad engineer). Most recently, entrepreneur Georges Mougin made news by backing up such a plan—to transport icebergs to drought-stricken regions as a source of freshwater—with digital technology.A team of engineers from software company Dassault Systemes created a computer simulation for Mougin...

August 10, 2011 — Sophie Bushwick

Tuesday Tour-de-Force at the #SciAmBlogs

Another day full of amazing bloggy goodness on the network today:- S.E. Gould - Useful bacteria and the end of the world - Sophie Bushwick - Ownership Ties Among Global Corporations Strangely Resemble a Bow Tie - Melissa C...

STAFFAugust 9, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Bye-Bye Blue Pills: Nanotech Patch Could Deliver Viagra Via the Skin

The Viagra (sildenafil citrate) ads that seem to accompany every televised sporting event end typically with several caveats—including warnings of a dozen or so side effects, including a possible sudden loss of hearing or vision, chest pain and an erection that is painful or lasts longer than four hours...

August 9, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

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