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Our robotic overlords must be delighted by the way iPhone users have taken to Siri.I met her on Friday. But apparently, she was talking to me before we were formally introduced: When S arrived at the rail station to pick me up, Siri had been reading my text messages aloud and sending me his responses.S was delighted...
Welcome back! I hope you had a good weekend (yes, I had great fun in Philly, thank you).Monday - time for the new Image of the Week - check it out.- Bora Zivkovic - Some updates on #scio12, #NYCscitweetup, Story Collider and more...
Laughter is such an interesting phenomenon. Think about it: why DO we laugh? I mean, sure it means something's funny...but why do we LAUGH? Why don't we just smile?
Image of the Week #16, November 7, 2011:
From: Learning the Look of Love: In your Eyes, the Light the Heat by Cheryl Murphy at the Guest Blog...
His name is Clay. He's a happy, creative 24-year-old male who prefers to live in solitude. Although most of the time he is peaceful, he has been known to become aggressive and violent in a manner that can terrify the people who love him.If Clay were human, he would probably have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
There was a wait for tables at the restaurant S and I went to on Saturday. Here's a look at how people passed the time. You may notice a similarity (sorry the pictures are a little dark): Very few people were "just" talking—without their phone in their hand (and in one case, an iPad)...
Can smart phones change the way we do research? Cognitive scientists believe that they may provide a vital means of widening the participant pool, as discussed in a recent September PLoS paper that explores the intersection of technology and behavioral experiments.The potential application of Internet-based research to extend laboratory exercises to wider audiences has been a tantalizingly frustrating endeavor...
In this lecture, as well as in the previous one and the next one, I tackle areas of Biology where I am really weak: origin of life, diversity of life, and taxonomy/systematics.
In Philly for a wedding, mostly offline. Try to behave while I am not looking ;-)Have a great weekend!- David Biello - Why Daylight Saving Time Should Be Abolished - Janet D.
Look carefully at your hands and let me know! Today's Friday Weird Science is up at Neurotic Physiology, where we are talking about what it REALLY takes to be a sumo wrestler...the right 2D:4D ratio...
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