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Science and Media Smackdown!

Video of the Week #95, June 5th, 2013: From: Science and Media Smackdown! Best of the Blogs #5 by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: Scientific American YouTube channel In the month of May the blog network was abuzz with controversies about science in the media...

June 5, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Science and Media Smackdown! Best of the Blogs #5

In the month of May the blog network was abuzz with controversies about science in the media. From our gripes with the food industry and some misinformation about fracking, to our love of the Mythbusters and an illustration of the power of social media - this month's 'Best of the Blogs' video depicts many of our most popular posts.In addition - and exciting and exclusive appearance by the recently outed 'SciCurious', as she discusses recent work on the human response to intonation in voices...

June 5, 2013 — Carin Bondar

The Effects of Climate Change on Coral Reef Health

By: Caitlin MartinCoral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on this planet. They are home to numerous species of marine life and offer a plethora of benefits both to natural ecosystems and to the human population...

June 5, 2013 — Jim Haw

Bringing Science to the Zoo

Within the wildlife conservation community, both in the field (" in situ ") as well as in captive settings (" ex situ "), there is a great deal of folk knowledge about the best methods for animal care as well as species protection and restoration...

June 5, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Power Plants

Throughout history many cultures have worshiped the Sun for its life-giving powers. In reality it is not the Sun itself, but rather the plants that have learned to harvest that all powerful sunshine, to whom we should bow on bended knees.Think about it...

June 5, 2013 — Mark Farmer

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - eating insects, maternal employment, sperm-eating squid, Pandora s Promise", Squamozoic, and more

Check out the new Image of the Week!- Layla Eplett - Rub A Dub Dub, Is It Time To Eat Grubs? - Jai Ranganathan - Scientists: do outreach or your science dies - Becky Crew - Australian squids eat sperm for better bodies and babies - Melanie Tannenbaum - Fox News Fact Check: Are studies on maternal employment all tinged with political bias? - John R...

STAFFJune 4, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

How to Fly a Model Helicopter Using Only Your Thoughts

For decades, scientists have been developing brain-computer linkages they hope will enable people to manipulate objects hands free . Duke neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis reported a few years ago that a monkey fitted with implanted electrodes could use its brainpower to control the walking patterns of a robot ...

June 4, 2013 — Larry Greenemeier

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