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Pro-Vaccine Communication: You're Doing it Wrong

Pro-Vaccine Communication: You're Doing it Wrong

© Glendon Mellow A particular drum I like to beat, is about science communicators learning how to use images effectively. Give your blog post illustration some thought.

February 9, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Nematode Roundworms Own This Place

Nematode Roundworms Own This Place

The next time you find yourself becoming mosquito chow, remember this video: This is Strelkovimermis spiculatis -- a parasitic nematode, or roundworm -- casually escaping from an unlucky, soon-to-be-expired mosquito larva.

February 9, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer
Frivolous Photo Friday: Stockfish. And microbes, still!

Frivolous Photo Friday: Stockfish. And microbes, still!

I meant to throw these stockfish photos up during Science Online as compensation, but there wasn't exactly any downtime at that conference. At all. Shocking and entirely unexpected, I know.

February 8, 2013 — Psi Wavefunction
#SciAmBlogs Friday - SciAm Cinema, DIY Quantum Entanglement, Solar in China, Brocca's area, Kenyan mesopredators, and more.

#SciAmBlogs Friday - SciAm Cinema, DIY Quantum Entanglement, Solar in China, Brocca's area, Kenyan mesopredators, and more.

- Maria Konnikova - The man who couldn’t speak—and how he revolutionized psychology  - melody - Psychiatry by Numbers  - George Musser - How to Build Your Own Quantum Entanglement Experiment (Part 1 of 2)  - Scott Huler - Still Bringing the Science Crazy in NC  - David Wogan - It’s Always Sunny In China  - Anne-Marie Hodge - Laikipia Plateau: First Scouting Session  - Katie Worth - Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 8 on Mars Time, aka Camping on Mars (Time)  - Jennifer Frazer - Mosses With a Real Inferiority Complex  - Bora Zivkovic - Bora’s Picks (February 8th, 2013)  - Bora Zivkovic - Introducing: SciAm Cinema – the monthly Best Of #SciAmBlogs video!  - Bora Zivkovic and Rose Eveleth - Science Studio update – and a new challenge  - Carin Bondar - A Feature Film About Atheism – Brought to you by Dawkins and Krauss  - Kate Clancy - My response to the Guardian pseudoscience on girls and science  - Scicurious - Friday Weird Science: Pubic Hair goes Public =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion.

STAFFFebruary 8, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Laikipia Plateau: First Scouting Session

Laikipia Plateau: First Scouting Session

After a few days spent settling in at the field station—getting oriented with the vehicle (read: learning to drive manual shift on the opposite side of the vehicle from what I’m used to, in a Land Rover on bouncy bush roads), gathering some supplies from town, and doing overall game planning, I finally made it out into the field yesterday.I headed up to the northern part of Mpala with my field assistant, Simon (whose knowledge of this ecosystem is just astounding), to scout out places to set up my mesopredator trapping grid.

February 8, 2013 — Anne-Marie Hodge
Mosses With a Real Inferiority Complex

Mosses With a Real Inferiority Complex

Mosses, which probably already have an inferiority complex, must feel especially inferior in Sequoia National Park. When you stand in the shadows of giants, how will you ever get noticed?If you are lucky, someone like Lena Coleman will come to your rescue.You may have recently read David Quammen's wonderful profile of The President, the second-largest tree on Earth and a resident of Sequoia National Park.

February 8, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer
The man who couldn t speak and how he revolutionized psychology

The man who couldn t speak and how he revolutionized psychology

Bicêtre Hospital, the place of Leborgne's illness. Credit: Wikimedia Commons, National Library of France. When he was 30 years old, Louis Victor Leborgne lost the ability to speak—or speak in any matter that made any sort of sense.

February 8, 2013 — Maria Konnikova
It s Always Sunny In China

It s Always Sunny In China

Shibani Joshi, Fox News Business Reporter, explains on Fox & Friends the “dim future” of the U.S. solar industry: Her argument is that President Obama’s solar subsidies have failed to deliver green jobs.

February 8, 2013 — David Wogan

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