It lets aerospace engineers develop high-quality parts much faster than they could with traditional fabrication methods
The U.S. vanquished malaria and beat back AIDS, but Lyme and other illnesses are raging unchecked
A book entitled Discerning Experts explains why—and what can be done about it
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From: Learning the Look of Love: In your Eyes, the Light the Heat by Cheryl Murphy at the Guest Blog...
His name is Clay. He's a happy, creative 24-year-old male who prefers to live in solitude. Although most of the time he is peaceful, he has been known to become aggressive and violent in a manner that can terrify the people who love him.If Clay were human, he would probably have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
There was a wait for tables at the restaurant S and I went to on Saturday. Here's a look at how people passed the time. You may notice a similarity (sorry the pictures are a little dark): Very few people were "just" talking—without their phone in their hand (and in one case, an iPad)...
Can smart phones change the way we do research? Cognitive scientists believe that they may provide a vital means of widening the participant pool, as discussed in a recent September PLoS paper that explores the intersection of technology and behavioral experiments.The potential application of Internet-based research to extend laboratory exercises to wider audiences has been a tantalizingly frustrating endeavor...
In this lecture, as well as in the previous one and the next one, I tackle areas of Biology where I am really weak: origin of life, diversity of life, and taxonomy/systematics.
In Philly for a wedding, mostly offline. Try to behave while I am not looking ;-)Have a great weekend!- David Biello - Why Daylight Saving Time Should Be Abolished - Janet D.
Look carefully at your hands and let me know! Today's Friday Weird Science is up at Neurotic Physiology, where we are talking about what it REALLY takes to be a sumo wrestler...the right 2D:4D ratio...
Embodied cognition, the idea that the mind is not only connected to the body but that the body influences the mind, is one of the more counter-intuitive ideas in cognitive science.
Not many posts today, but those are really good #longform pieces, and links to more:- Psi Wavefunction - The Lost Eukaryote: an introduction to cellular evolution - Tom Levenson - I'm Shocked!...
Just a quick look at the latest posts and articles on Scienceline, website run by the NYU SHERP students - a site you should keep an eye on, always busier in Fall when two generations overlap: Pumpkins of supernatural size: Growing pumpkins in which Cinderella could have ridden to the ball by Kelly Slivka: It’s not an exact science...
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