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A trusted Ugandan colleague called one afternoon to share the news that he had found someone whom I might hire as a field assistant. Jack and I met with our colleague and the prospective hire, Nick, an hour later in town...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Connectome, free market, feathered dinosaurs, runaway plankton, running a lab, and more.
- Jag Bhalla - What Competition in Nature Should Teach Us About Markets: Should We Be As Dumb As Trees? - Ferris Jabr - Sequencing The Connectome: Will DNA Barcodes And A Sneaky Virus Change The Way Scientists Map The Brain? - Cassie Rodenberg - Judgment Battles: Crack vs...
Sequencing the Connectome: Will DNA Bar Codes and a Sneaky Virus Change the Way Scientists Map the Brain?
Scientists have mapped, charted, modeled and visualized the human brain in many different ways. They have marked the boundaries of the organ's four major lobes: the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes...
One of this year's Nobel laureates in physics, Serge Haroche, has a few words of wisdom for fostering a good research environment. Our experiments could only have succeeded with the reliable financial support provided by the institutions that govern our laboratory, supplemented by international agencies inside and outside Europe...
One of the most popular fields of science with children and adults alike is paleontology. And there's a very good reason for this. Since the first fossil was recognized and found, it inspired imaginations to envision what the animal was like when it was alive...
It's a happy day for those of us who appreciate the small things! Nikon has announced the 2012 winners of its venerable Small World Photomicrography Competition.
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...
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