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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Thanksgiving science, bathroom bacteria, capsaicin trials, and more....

Check out the Video of the Week over on the right. And have a great Thanksgiving!- Cheryl Murphy - Tom Turkey’s Terrific Vision - Judy Stone - Molecules to Medicine: Should pepper spray be put on (clinical) trial? - Rob Dunn - Public bathrooms house thousands of kinds of bacteria - Scicurious - Impulsivity, addiction, and your synapses - Larry Greenemeier - Computerized Contact Lenses Could Enable In-Eye Augmented Reality - Katherine Harmon - Monarch Butterfly Genome Gives Clues about Slew of Migration Mysteries - James Byrne - Eye movements give your dreams away - Bora Zivkovic - Myths about myths about Thanksgiving turkey making you sleepy and Outreach, activism and persuasion at ScienceOnline2012 - S.E...

STAFFNovember 24, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Bromancing Baboons

Video of the Week #18, November 23rd, 2011 From: Bromancing Baboons: What Else are Lonely Bachelors Going to Do? by Carin Bondar at PsiVid Original source: Biomusings 7: Gelada Bromance by DrBondar on YouTube...

November 23, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Audio interview with `Wild' author Jay Griffiths

Jay Griffiths is the author of a wonderful book called 'Wild'. Although 'Wild' was published five years ago, it is growing in word-of-mouth popularity and has recently struck a cord with musicians, which perhaps has something to do with the lyrical and poetic quality of her writing.Earlier this year, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien recommended 'Wild' on the Radiohead blog; Nicolai Fraiture, the bassist for The Strokes, who interviewed Jay last month; and KT Tunstall has written that 'Wild' is her favourite book and has quoted from 'Wild' in her album 'Tiger Suit'...

November 23, 2011 — Christine Ottery

Tom Turkey's Terrific Vision

Not since Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd has there ever been such a set of rivals as Tom Turkey and Hunter Bob. Hunter Bob just can’t seem to get a turkey today.

November 23, 2011 — Cheryl Murphy

Eye movements give your dreams away

I recently got asked to cover a news story for COSMOS Magazine online. Go check it out. Even when asleep, portions of our brains associated with the planning and execution of a particular movement 'light up', according to new research into lucid dreamers.The study, published in a recent issue of Current Biology , used lucid dreamers - who can interact with and manipulate with their dream environment - to shed light on the mystery of our brain activity when we are asleep...

November 23, 2011 — James Byrne

Computerized Contact Lenses Could Enable In-Eye Augmented Reality

Over past 125 years, contact lenses have come a long way. What started off as relatively thick brown glass eye coverings first created by German ophthalmologist Adolf Fick has evolved into biosensor-laden polymer lenses that can measure eye movement, glucose concentrations in tears and intraocular pressure...

November 23, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

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