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Octopus Walks on Land

Video of the Week #19, November 30th, 2011 From: Land-Walking Octopus Explained by Katherine Harmon at Octopus Chronicles . Original source: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve This week s pick is raw footage of an octopus laboriously lugging itself over a tidal area...

November 30, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Weekly Highlights #14

Students are busy - there is a lot of excellent stuff to highlight this week: Ritchie King, of NYU, in New York Times : A Closer Look at Teeth May Mean More Fillings: Until 2010, Amelia Nuwer, 22, visited the same dentist every year in Biloxi, Miss., her hometown...

STAFFNovember 30, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

On Capsaicin: Why Do We Love to Eat Hot Peppers?

Stories of pepper spray have been all over the news lately. On Fox News, Megyn Kelly wondered what all the fuss about this "food product" was, and while pepper spray is no vegetable, the compound that makes pepper spray into a weapon at 2-5.3 million Scoville units, is indeed the same compound that many humans find enjoyable when consumed in dishes that include peppers much lower on the Scoville scale...

November 30, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

What Time Does The Cock Crow?

Ed. Note: Long time readers are well aware that I have a quirk about Time. You can read my other discussions here. The Experience of TimeTime is a measure of events, duration, and change...

November 30, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

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