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What Impact Could Gaddafi's Death Have on Arab Spring Unrest?

The execution of Col. Muammar Gaddafi earlier this week closes one chapter on Libya's version of the "Arab Spring" movement. Where the country goes from here, and what the other members of the movement learn from the overthrow of Gaddafi, is likely, however, to be the more difficult part of the story...

October 21, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

Cultural Transmission in Chimpanzees

Culture defines who we are but few can explain where it comes from or why we adopt one tradition over another. In the classic musical The Fiddler on the Roof the family patriarch, Tevye, muses on this basic fact of human existence: Here in Anatevka we have traditions for everything.....

October 21, 2011 — Eric Michael Johnson

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Ohio wildlife, science on trial, Bjork, fossil tracks and more...

- John R. Platt - Ohio Animals Tragedy Calls Attention to Loopholes in Captive Wildlife Laws - Caleb A. Scharf - Tick Tock: the connection between celestial mechanics and genetics - Bora Zivkovic - #scio11 – Data Discoverability: Institutional Support Strategies - David Ropeik - Italian seismologists on trial … for failing to communicate well? - Glendon Mellow - Unchanging Art Supplies - David Bressan - On the Track of Ichnology - Alex Wild - Thrifty Thursday: Army Ants Filmed on a Budget - Katrina Edwards - North Pond: Picture Day - Krystal D'Costa - Editor’s Selections: Venereal Diseases Galore, Facebook Brains, and Subtitles and #NYCSciTweetUp Next Thursday, 10/27 and AiP’s DonorsChoose Picks: George Orwell, Frederick Douglass, Jared Diamond, & Digital Recorders Needed - Janet D...

STAFFOctober 21, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

In Biophilia, Bjork realizes a synesthete’s dream

Go back to the past. You’re a teenager hovered over the liner notes of a cherished new album. Or perhaps your eyes are closed to better absorb all the auditory sensations and to make sure to take in every word and phase to aid later recitation in the dark...

October 20, 2011 — Princess Ojiaku

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - does good mind or good heart a scientist make?

As always on Wednesdays, we have a new Video of the Week for you to watch. It is amazing.- Janet D. Stemwedel - Is being a good scientist a matter of what you do or of what you feel in your heart? - Judy Stone - Molecules to Medicine: From Test-Tube to Medicine Chest - James Byrne - Cerebral Palsy Challenger - Joanne Manaster - Quantum Levitation–where science videos don’t get any cooler! - Kevin Zelnio - Curious Critters - Bora Zivkovic - #scio11 - The Entertainment Factor - Bora Zivkovic - Weekly Highlights #8 – some recent SHERP work - Bora Zivkovic and Dave Munger - What is: - Gary Stix - Should Car Ads Be Banned? - Larry Greenemeier - Go For Broke: How Bill Joy Handicaps ‘Greentech’ Investments - Scicurious - Donor’s Choose at Scientopia! =======================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 20, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

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