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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - belly button bacteria, Proposition 37, blogging in French, 3D printing, Nate Silver's math, and more.

 And we have a new Video of the Week!- Rob Dunn - After Two Years Scientists Still Can’t Solve Belly Button Mystery, Continue Navel-Gazing - Christie Wilcox - Prop 37 Loses, Scientists Cheer - Jennifer Ouellette - Why Math is Like the Honey Badger: Nate Silver Ascendant - Gary Stix - 3D Printing: The Great American Tchotchke Machine - Pascal Lapointe - Are you blogging en français? - DNLee - Wordless Wednesday: The New Face of STEM - Scicurious - Cocaine and Ministrokes - David Biello - Climate Change Action and More Drilling Likely in Obama’s Second Term - Kate Wong - Oldest Arrowheads Hint at How Modern Humans Overtook Neandertals =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...

STAFFNovember 7, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Why Math is Like the Honey Badger: Nate Silver Ascendant

“Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since one who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences, or the things of this world. And what is worst, those who are thus ignorant are unable to perceive their own ignorance, and so do not seek a remedy.” -- Roger Bacon It's no secret that lots of people hate and fear any kind of math...

November 7, 2012 — Jennifer Ouellette

Super Brainy Slime Mold

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...

November 7, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Are you blogging en fran ais?

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!...

STAFFNovember 7, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

3-D Printing: The Great American Tchotchke Machine

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...

STAFFNovember 7, 2012 — Gary Stix

Prop 37 Loses, Scientists Cheer

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...

November 7, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

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