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Sellers have long charged a premium for objects that confer some kind of social status, even if they offer few, if any, functional benefits over cheaper products.
" I back away from conscious thought and turn the problem over to my unconscious mind. It will scan a broader array of patterns and find some new close fits from other information stored in my brain...
The professional track master’s program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with its strong focus on science journalism, dates back to the 1960s, making it one of the oldest such programs in the country...
Driving through my hometown recently, I passed half a dozen neighbors holding antiwar signs. One declared, "BRING ALL OUR TROOPS HOME," with "ALL" underlined.
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Welcome back after the long weekend. Monday - so time for the new Image of the Week: check it out.- Rob Dunn - Sick People Smell Bad: Why dogs sniff dogs, humans sniff humans, and dogs sometimes sniff humans - David Wright - Where Did All That Space Debris Come From? - Kara Rogers - Epigenetics: A Turning Point in our Understanding of Heredity - Kelly Oakes - Explaining Titan’s Alien Weather System - Christina Agapakis - Nitrogen Fixation - Kevin Zelnio - Mistruths, Insults from the Copyright Lobby Over HR 3699 and NCSE Picks Fight Against Climate Science Deniers - Janet D...
I'm very excited about my Saturday discussion session for ScienceOnline, 2012! Lou Woodley of Nature.com and I are leading a session on the next generation of conferences.
On Friday, I quickly posted this video, which shows a crow - likely a hooded crow (thanks to a commenter at Andrew Revkin's Dot Earth blog for the ID) - appearing to "snowboard" down the roof of a Russian building, using a small object as a makeshift snowboard...
Every week (or so) I post a quick Q&A with one of our bloggers on the network, so you can get to know them better. This week, I chat with Krystal D'Costa from Anthropology in Practice...
Providing assistance is a nuanced decision. How and why do we decide to help someone in need?
Scicurious and I are leading the “Sex, gender and controversy: writing to educate, writing to titillate” session on Thursday (at 2:45pm, room 1cd) at Science Online 2012.
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