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Video of the Week #68 November 7th, 2012: From: How Brainless Slime Molds Redefine Intelligence [Video] by Ferris Jabr and Anna Rothschild on our main site...
They ask me what I do and who I do it for. Them. These were some of the students I had the pleasure of sharing science with when I was an NSF GK12 Fellow at Normandy Senior High School.
President Barack Obama secured a second four-year term in yesterday's vote. What is the likely outcome of that historic event on energy and environmental issues?
This is a guest post by Pascal Lapointe who is a science journalist and editor of Agence Science-Presse, in Montréal (Québec). He published a few books on journalism and medias and is blogging about Médias et science —en français, of course!...
I saw an article in Time magazine a few weeks ago about a low-cost 3D printer. The machine receives instructions from a digital computer file that instructs it to build things by depositing and fusing layers of a heated plastic.In 1983, I remember a Time magazine "Machine of the Year" cover that proclaimed: "The Computer Moves In"...to your home.The editors back then chose that cover story well...
It comes as no surprise to anyone who reads my blog regularly, follows my Twitter or Facebook feeds, or has talked with me in person lately that I'm pleased to see that Proposition 37 has failed to pass in California...
Check out the new Image of the Week.- Ben Thomas - What’s So Special About Mirror Neurons? - Seth Baum - Hurricane Sandy Hints At The Perils Of Global Catastrophe - Scicurious - It’s not the stress that counts, it’s whether you can control it - Janet D...
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week, featuring election-day science:Stressed out waiting for the results? According to Scicurious, It’s not the stress that counts, it’s whether you can control it.Is it possible to predict how "undecided voters" will decide?...
We're less than four days from the end of this year's Science Bloggers for Students drive, the last moments of Friday, November 9. And, I wanted to bring you up to date on the little post-Sandy challenge I issued last week...
This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...
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