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Chimps in Uganda: Reading the Clues

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...

October 24, 2012 — Maureen McCarthy

Advice on running a world-class lab

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...

October 23, 2012 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

Secrets of a Paleoart Rockstar: Julius Csotonyi

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...

October 23, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

#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...

STAFFOctober 22, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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