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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" 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

ScienceSeeker Editor's Selections: Election Day Edition

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?...

November 6, 2012 — Jason G. Goldman

Introducing: Kate Shaw

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...

STAFFNovember 6, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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