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Interview with Dr. Victor Henning, Mendeley

This time (no, I haven't gone interview-only. One more after this one and we're back to regular posting) I'm interviewing Dr. Victor Henning. Dr Henning has a PhD in Psychology from the Bauhaus-University of Weimar, Germany, and is co-founder and CEO of Mendeley, a program which allows managing and sharing of research articles.

November 23, 2012 — Hadas Shema

Khalil's Picks (23 November 2012)

After that long turkey-induced sleep, here’s to some good science. This week’s picks includes an emotional piece about a dad, synthetic biology as the sci-fi extension of genetic engineering, astronomy in China and much much more (including one Thanksgiving-themed post).

STAFF November 23, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

You're Not As Special As You Think

After being knocked out for a week by a flu (don't procrastinate on those vaccines, like I did) and coming back to a veritable avalanche of new data and (American) Thanksgiving, things are a little busy around here.So, to keep you busy between carving up turkeys and decorating with gourds, and because I haven't been prompt about announcing them here, below are links to the five pieces I've written thus far for my column over at BBC Future, Uniquely Human, in reverse-chronological order.

November 22, 2012 — Jason G. Goldman

Wild Sex Matters

When it gets down it, in some biologists' views anyways, it is all about sex. Well, at least for much of the plant and animal kingdoms. Every physiological adaption or morphological innovation comes about because it enabled some ancestors to survive, but becomes a trait of a species or a lineage because it gets passed on down the line of descendants.

November 22, 2012 — Kevin Zelnio

Amoebae shelled and naked

Some amoebae build elaborate houses for themselves to live in. (top and side view of an Arcellinid) Some build their houses out of siliceous (glass) scales and peek out of them with thread-like pseudopods called filopodia.

November 21, 2012 — Psi Wavefunction

Troubled Ape Facility Reinstates Controversial Researcher

Ape communication pioneer Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Teco, one of the bonobos housed at the Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary. Image: Courtesy of Julie Gilmore A troubled ape research facility in Des Moines, Iowa, has elected to reinstate a controversial scientist who has come under fire for allegedly putting the resident bonobos in harm’s way.

November 21, 2012 — Kate Wong

For Word Learning, Size Matters If You're A Dog

In 1988, a three-year-old child is led into a brightly colored testing room in a psychology department in Bloomington, Indiana. A small toy is brought out and put onto a table in front of the child.

November 21, 2012 — Jason G. Goldman

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