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Though the free-market faithful have long preached that competition creates efficiency, as if it were a law of nature, nature itself teaches a different lesson.
Back on October 10th, I skyped in a keynote address to the inaugural event of the ScienceRewired group in Adelaide, Australia. Here is a fast liveblog of my talk, and here is the video of the talk in full: Kylie Sturgess has blogged and storified the entire event here.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - hypocretin, terrifying worm, Jane Austen, bad zoos, #2012SVP, l Aquila Verdict, bacterial teams, dung beetles, and more.
- Scicurious - Sleeping Beauty: magic or hypocretin? - Becky Crew - Eunice aphroditois is rainbow, terrifying - Maria Konnikova - What Jane Austen can teach us about how the brain pays attention - Cassie Rodenberg - Anger, Crack and Duty: The Haze of Street Emotion - Kevin Zelnio - Sweden Journal: Tragedies at the Zoos - Bora Zivkovic - #2012SVP – what do Vertebrate Paleontologists talk about? - Christina Agapakis - Our Smell Universe - Robynne Boyd - Will Sea Level Rise Make the Final Debate? - David Ropeik - The l’Aquila Verdict.
The L Aquila Verdict: A Judgment Not against Science, but against a Failure of Science Communication
A court in Italy has convicted six scientists and one civil defense official of manslaughter in connection with their predictions about an earthquake in l’Aquila in 2009 that killed 309 people.
This article arises from Future Tense, a partnership of Slate , the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. On the evening of Wednesday, Oct.
Credit: Jochen Smolka, Lund University Anyone who's been to the beach on a hot day knows the feeling of scorching sand underfoot. But do beetles that cross the sunny savanna or dwell in the desert feel it, too?
Attention fellow science geeks! Submissions are now open for the 2013 CyberScreen Science film festival, which takes place as part of the famous Science Online Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.
There has been a lot of discussion of Dario Maestripieri's disappointment at the unattractiveness of his female colleagues in the neuroscience community.
For years I've been thinking and hoping that quantum physics would become the next hacker revolution. DIYers in their basements, garages, and hackerspaces have already pioneered radio communications, PCs, household robots, and cheap 3-D printers--why not quantum entanglement, cryptography, computers, and teleportation?
If you are not a vertebrate paleontologist, or play one on TV, what do you think vertebrate paleontologists do?If you were a kid who knew all dinosaur names, but now only remember that period occasionally when paleontology appears in the media, what would you expect you'd hear if you suddenly appeared at the annual meeting of the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology?You may have missed it, but I was there, so I will tell you.
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