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#2012SVP - what do Vertebrate Paleontologists talk about?

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...

October 21, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Our Smell Universe

Smell is notoriously subjective and hard to define. Odors can be perceived differently by different people depending on genetics, culture, past experience, the environment, and whether they've had a really bad sinus infection or not...

October 21, 2012 — Christina Agapakis

Bacteria that work together to cause infection

I'm on holiday at the moment, so this post is adapted from the archives. It was originally posted at my old blog over on Field of Science. There are lots of things I enjoy about studying bacteria...

October 21, 2012 — S.E. Gould

M@h*(pOet)?ica Scott Helmes

Editor's note (11/7/13): Find the entry point and new posts of Bob Grumman's M@h*(pOet)?ica at #StorySaturday is a Guest Blog weekend experiment in which we invite people to write about science in a different, unusual format – fiction, science fiction, lablit, personal story, fable, fairy tale, poetry, or comic strip...

October 20, 2012 — Bob Grumman

#SciAmBlogs Friday - power of music, biology of homosexuality, medicine in media, Temple Grandin's brain, Flexagon, mail-in vote, and more.

- R. Douglas Fields - The Power of Music: Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound - Marcia Malory - Is Homosexuality a Choice? - Judy Stone - Medicine in the Media: Debunking journal reports and news at #NIHMiM12 - Gary Stix - A Little Hard Science from the Big Easy: Temple Grandin’s Brain and Transgenic Sniffer Mice - Janet D...

STAFFOctober 19, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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