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That Loving Look

Image of the Week #16, November 7, 2011:
From: Learning the Look of Love: In your Eyes, the Light the Heat by Cheryl Murphy at the Guest Blog...

November 7, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

"Save the Chimps" Sanctuary Builds a Home for Traumatized Apes

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)...

November 7, 2011 — John R. Platt

How Do We Wait?

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)...

November 7, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Can Smart Phones Help Create Smarter Science?

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...

November 7, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Weekly Highlights #12 - recent Scienceline posts

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...

STAFFNovember 3, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

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