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On My Shelf: Autophobia (A Review)

Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age | Brian Ladd | University of Chicago Press | 236 pages | $15.00 (Softcover)It's an experience not at all unfamiliar to many of us: the flush of a first meeting, a growing attraction, a desire to spend every waking moment together, to visit new places and explore a world previously unknown, to create new memories together...

February 1, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Cotard's syndrome, pigeon parasite, Haeckel, clumped bacteria, aurorae, `polite' sexism, and more.

You may have noticed a little improvement installed today - now you can see each blog post in a print-friendly form and then print it that way. Just click on the "Print" button, like this:And now, another amazing day on the network:- Melanie Tannenbaum - If It Looks Like a Compliment, and Sounds Like a Compliment…Is It Really a Compliment? - Leslie Reed - A Wildlife Vet, A Pigeon, A Groundbreaking Discovery - James Byrne - No seriously, I'm dead. - Christina Agapakis - Multicellularity - Jennifer Frazer - Proteus: How Radiolarians Saved Ernst Haeckel and Legionnaire’s Disease at the Luxor: What Causes It? - Jennifer Ouellette - Meet Me Halfway - Kelly Oakes - Where Do Aurorae Come From? - Bora Zivkovic - Introducing #SciAmBlogs bloggers: Caleb Scharf - Jason G...

STAFFFebruary 1, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

If It Looks Like a Compliment, and Sounds Like a Compliment...Is It Really a Compliment?

Two weeks ago I was at Science Online 2012, the annual conference for science bloggers and writers in Raleigh, NC. While there, I attended the session on Blogging Science While Female (a more detailed summary of the session can be found here).At the session, many of the women in the room expressed discouragement at how many comments they have received that, while seemingly complimentary, somehow still felt wrong...

January 31, 2012 — Melanie Tannenbaum

No seriously, I'm dead.

I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again about other medical conditions but this is my favorite. Having a favourite condition sounds incredibly weird I know but its true.

January 31, 2012 — James Byrne

#SciAmBlogs Monday - MIN awards, Quantum Entanglement, Neglected Tropical Diseases, living dirty, mimic spiders, coffee and more...

Welcome back. As it is Monday, we have the new Image of the Week - it is just one of a series, so make sure to click through to the original blog post where that one came from.I don't know much about all those media awards (I am much more aware of the good old Kaufax Awards, ResearchBlogging Awards, 3 Quarks Daily Awards and such), but it seems this one is big as everyone is so excited about it...

STAFFJanuary 31, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

An Enemy in the Ranks

Image of the Week #28, January 30th, 2012:
From: An Enemy in the Ranks by Alex Wild at Compound Eye Source: Alex Wild Photography The rear end of the ant-mimic crab spider Amyciaea albomaculata has two black spots that are spaced so they could easily be mistaken for the eyes of the weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina...

January 30, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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