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Today is Ada Lovelace Day, on which people share how women have influenced them to become who they are today. I’m participating in this by highlighting my undergraduate research advisor, Dr...
While some might think I'd be TIRED after all that weird science blogging at the IgNobel Prizes, I assure you that I never get tired of weird science.
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...
Only two blog posts about Steve Jobs today - I guess most of the science bloggers feel they don't have much to add to what the media has already said.
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...
Author's Note: The following originally appeared at The Dispersal of Darwin. According to the British Medical Journal the alleged crime resembled a crucifixion.
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?...
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...
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...
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?
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