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Hey, Did You Hear? ...Why We Don t Listen

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...

January 18, 2012 — Cheryl Murphy

Snowboarding Crow

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...

January 18, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs - biofilms, aging, misquotes, coffee, #scio12, norovirus, money, Manta rays and more.

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...

STAFFJanuary 18, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Can Money Buy Self-Esteem?

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.

January 17, 2012 — Ingrid Wickelgren

The Creativity of Dual Process "System 1″ Thinking

" 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...

January 17, 2012 — Scott Barry Kaufman and Jerome L. Singer

#SciAmBlogs - sniffing dogs, space debris, epigenetics, multicellular origins, monkeys, #scio12 and more.

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...

STAFFJanuary 17, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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