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Welcome back from the weekend - I hope it was a good one.As usual on Monday, we have the new Image of the Week for you to enjoy.Some updates first...T
Sci saw this paper being tweeted around the internets recently, a paper on the evolution of overconfidence. It seemed like a really interesting and cool paper, and I was kind of surprised that no one had covered it...
Ed. Note: What better way to round out Halloween than by considering why it is that clowns can strike fear into our hearts when they're supposed to be harmless?
Image of the Week #15, October 31, 2011:
From: Painting plasma by Joseph Milton at Creatology .
“The purpose of man's life...is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question.” - Ayn Rand Of all the cryptic, creepy and cruel creatures that emerge each Halloween, few captivate our imaginations like the living dead...
The curse of the Halloween baby: women avoid giving birth on 'evil day' and Are Pregnant Women Subconsciously Avoiding Giving Birth on Halloween? A recent study comparing birth rates on Halloween vs...
Happy Halloween! I decided to revise and repost this piece from November 1, 2010, on dog bites, full moons, and confirmation bias. Click the archives icon to see the original post.
A bitten lip, the sweet tang of ions, the rich, slightly thickened liquid. Must that be how Dracula daydreams? Vampire lore has morphed and taken over the modern fiction scape: from Buffy to Twilight to True Blood...
Medveđa, Serbia. Jan. 1732 -- The Carpathian mountains loomed ominously to the east, as if nature herself was conspiring with evil. In the valley below a shadow had been draped over the corpses that now littered the quiet cemetery...
Maybe it’s because of the recent popularity of True Blood and Twilight , but I’ve been thinking about blood consumption a lot lately.
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