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It's Halloween, that time of year when we celebrate all manner of monsters, from vampires and ghosts, to ghouls, zombies -- and werewolves. In fact, SciCurious has a fascinating post today on a 2012 paper exploring an unusual case of the psychological disorder of lycanthropy.
One of Sci's favorite holidays is here! I've got my costume on! I've got PILES AND PILES OF CANDY!!! And to you, I present...lycanthropy. And yes, it's actually real.
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in NYC.
Floodwaters enter Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. MTA photo How many of the NYC rats survived hurricane Sandy? This question has been asked in the wake of Sandy's flooding of lower and east Manhattan.
This post is a bit different from what Bonnie and I usually post in this blog - an interview with Dr. Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu, a social network for researchers.
Sixteen hours of traveling is exhausting. My trip out to North Carolina for Science Writers 2012 was broken into three flights, none of which was long enough for any sustained sleep.
View from Rabun Bald peak on the GA/NC border. Elevation of 4,696 feet. Photo courtesy: Robynne Boyd It was time to get away. Remove myself from the city and head to the Appalachian Mountains to watch its warm-weather greens turn to the auburns, tangerines and rusts of autumn.First thing I noticed on arriving at the mountain cabin in the southwestern part of the state, just outside Highlands, NC, was the pressing quiet.
Want a little lesson in the life of a scientist? On my plate right now: Proposal reviews: OVERDUE Book chapter: OVERDUE Two revise and resubmits: one OVERDUE, one not (yet) Manuscript review: SUBMITTED LATE Proposal revision to mock panel: only a matter of time before OVERDUE New grant proposals: WAY BEHIND SCHEDULE Workouts: NOT HAPPENING with husband out of town and sitters unavailable Emails to me these days: GO INTO A BLACK HOLE UNLESS YOU WRITE A SECOND TIME AND ARE ON FIRE Kiddo’s Halloween costume: NOT QUITE DONE AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING Blog post: well, at least I got something done.
During costume-making madness, I've been listening to a lot of lectures. Might as well improve your mind whilst preparing for Halloween, eh?One of the lectures I've listened to is Dr.
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