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There are very few things that I can complain about regarding my childhood. I had wonderful parents. Lovely people, really. And this makes their heinous breach of parental olfactory responsibilities all the more incomprehensible...
Recent publication in PLoS ONE by psychologist Del Giudici and colleagues [i] has reignited the debate about just how "naturally" different men and women are.
Ed. Note: Another favorite this Friday about those furry members of our family—no, not your Grandpa Ed, but your pet. This post was selected as an Editor's Selection on ResearchBlogging.org...
Gary Marcus is a professor of psychology at NYU, an MIT graduate and a juggler, unicyclist and photographer. A few years ago he set out to conquer one field that had eluded him his whole life: music...
In his SciAm post addendum (scroll to the bottom), Jesse Bering has been very gracious. This post really isn’t about that now-infamous advice column, but about broader ways to interrogate claims people make...
Over at Neurotic Physiology today, I finally managed to get my sources together to write a post about hebephilia, using it as an example of why you need to define your terms, gather your sources, and consult the majority of scientific opinion...
Why do we sometimes not register sounds and voices around us? A wife asks her husband for the third time, "did you take the garbage out yet?" He is so glued to the big game and he still hasn’t issued a response...
Video of the Week #26, January 18th, 2012 From: Friday Fun: Snowboarding Crow [video] and Snowboarding Crows: The Plot Thickens by Jason Goldman at The Thoughtful Animal Original source: TheTeacwr (and many others) on YouTube...
Another day of the incredible blogger output! - S.E. Gould - Biofilms: a house for protection or a tent for nomads - Joanne Manaster - The Science Online 2012 Keynote Speaker - Eric Michael Johnson - The Uses of the Past: Why Science Writers Should Care About the History of Science – And Why Scientists Should Too - Reut Rory Cohen - Aging And Life Quality: What Does the Future Hold? - Bora Zivkovic - #scio12: Multitudes of Sciences, Multitudes of Journalisms, and the Disappearance of the Quote. - John Horgan - How the U.S...
Here are my Research Blogging Editor's Selections for this week. You might think that labels and logos indicate power or prestige, but you'd be wrong.
STAFFBehind the scenes at Scientific AmericanRead
Anecdotes from the Archive
Anthropology in Practice
Exploring the human condition.Read
Insights into intelligence, creativity, personality, and well-beingRead
Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kidsRead
Critical views of science in the newsRead
Dark Star Diaries
Explore the science behind the dog in your bedRead
News and research about endangered species from around the worldRead
Eye of the Storm
The Science Behind Extreme WeatherRead
Frontiers for Young Minds
Science by and for kids ages 8-15Read
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific AmericanRead
Climate science in a changing worldRead
Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday DeceptionsRead
Discussion and news about planets, exoplanets, and astrobiologyRead
Opinion, arguments & analyses from guest experts and from the editors of Scientific AmericanRead
Roots of Unity
Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.Read
Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.Read
STAFFIllustrating science since 1845Read
STAFFA science blog, sans blagueRead
The Artful Amoeba
A Blog About the Weird Wonderfulness of Life on EarthRead
Exploring and celebrating diversity in science.Read