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Doomsday, Apocalypse, and Rapture, Oh my!

With the end of the world behind us and another soon to come this October 21st, I thought it would be fun to write about dear old Harold Camping and his erroneous end-of-the-world theories...

October 7, 2011 — Jessica Fostvedt

Optimism and Enthusiasm: Lessons for Scientists from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Computers who died this week, had a reputation as a passionate business leader and a modern folk hero. In 1999 one of Jobs’s friends said, “He is single-minded, almost manic, in his pursuit of excellence.” That’s certainly a character trait we scientists can admire.Let’s take a look at another one of Job’s traits that we scientists can benefit from emulating...

October 6, 2011 — Marc Kuchner

What does it mean that a nation is `Unscientific'?

I first wrote and published this blog post on December 22, 2009. I thought I'd re-publish it here, on the new blog, in light of the recent discussion on the network about scientists communicating to the public (see Social Media for Scientists Part 1: It’s Our Job, Social Media for Scientists Part 2: You Do Have Time., Science communication?...

October 6, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Now: Bring Science Home Every Week!

At Scientific American , we appreciate the value of a good experiment. So in May, we launched Bring Science Home as a series of free science activities for parents to do together with their six- to 12-year-old kids...

October 6, 2011 — Mariette DiChristina

Now: Bring Science Home Every Week!

Bring Science Home At Scientific American , we appreciate the value of a good experiment. So in May, we launched Bring Science Home as a series of free science activities for parents to do together with their six- to 12-year-old kids...

STAFFOctober 6, 2011 — Mariette DiChristina

A Moral Gene?

If our moral psychology is a Darwinian adaptation, what does that say about human nature? About social policy, which always presupposes something about human nature?

October 5, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

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