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#SciAmBlogs Monday - Girlybits 101, tree kangaroos, and that seductive look...

Happy Monday. See what great stuff the bloggers posted over the weekend and today:- Davide Castelvecchi - On the Physics Nobels, The Atlantic Gets Dark Energy All Wrong and ‘We Hate Math,’ Say 4 in 10 — a Majority of Americans - Bora Zivkovic - BIO101 – Origin of Biological Diversity and #scio11 – Visual Storytelling - Michelle Clement - Girlybits 101, now with fewer scary parts! - S.E...

STAFFOctober 17, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Learning the Look of Love: That Sly "Come Hither" Stare

Series IntroWhile it might not be witchcraft, the formula for ‘love at first sight’ remains a mystery. However, if you pop the following ingredients into a kettle: large pupils, long glances, and a lovely, attentive smile, you may not have concocted a bona fide love potion but your witch’s brew could contain some insight into the laws of attraction.Being an optometrist and all around eye aficionado, I have a deep interest in the connection between the eyes and love...

October 17, 2011 — Cheryl Murphy

What Woody Woodpecker Can Teach Us About Football

It's football season, which means marching bands, cheerleaders, doing the wave, and crowds going wild when their favorite team scores -- and also more than a few bone-crunching collisions between players, a substantial fraction of which will result in injury...

October 17, 2011 — Jennifer Ouellette

#SciAmBlogs Friday - how to clean up after a demonstration, ride a bike, or achive greatness.

- Scott Huler - Protest Infrastructure: How Much Trouble Are Protesters, Really? - Mary Karmelek - Cycling through the Archives: Trick Riding - Scott Barry Kaufman - Is High Ability Necessary for Greatness? - Gozde Zorlu - Stone Age Art Kit found in South African Cave - Darren Naish - Artiodactyls and steep slopes, and a new banner for Tet Zoo - Jennifer Ouellette - Friday Fodder, October 14, 2011 - Scicurious - Friday Weird Science: Scrotum Shots - Bora Zivkovic - ScienceOnline2011 – interview with Richard Grant and #scio11 - Open Notebook Science: Pushing Data from Bench to Web Service - John Platt- Surveys Find No Sign of Endangered Vietnamese Pheasant - David Biello - Green Chemistry's Real Roots [Video] - Larry Greenemeier - The iPhone Effect: Slick, New Mobile Gadgets Strain the Limits of Wireless Networks =======================================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion.You should follow the Blog Network on Twitter - the official account is @sciamblogs and the List of all the bloggers is @sciamblogs/sciambloggers...

STAFFOctober 15, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Is High Ability Necessary for Greatness?

As soon as I saw the headline “Research sheds light on origins of greatness” , my interest was piqued. The article is referring to a new paper in Current Directions in Psychological Science , so I immediately downloaded that paper and left the press release open to the side...

October 14, 2011 — Scott Barry Kaufman

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