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His essay on alien life was uncovered in 2016; now we have a second example of his previously unpublished thoughts about science
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Here are my Research Blogging Editor's Selections for this week.Ready for some psychological and neuroscientific Halloween science blogging? Here you go!
I originally published this on February 28, 2007. This is a story about two mindsets - one scientific, one not - both concerned with the same idea but doing something very different with it...
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...
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