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#SciAmBlogs Monday - World Toilet Day, Zaltrap Deal, Presidential Pythagorean Proof, Tycho Brahe Poison, Nematocin, and more.

As usual on Mondays, we have a new Image of the Week. - Laura Newman - Why Sanofi’s Zaltrap Deal Won’t Help Patients  - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica—of Pi and the Circle, Part 1  - Jennifer Ouellette - Cold Case Files: Tycho Brahe Not Poisoned After All  - Scicurious - Nematode Lovin’: Nematocin  - Scott Huler - Inspiration on World Toilet Day  - Caleb A.

STAFF November 19, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

The Master of Evolution Animation Returns

Earlier this year I posted about the fantastic work of Tyler Rhodes, a student in the animation program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Tyler had completed a unique experiment with a classroom of young children from Patrick Henry School of Science and Art:“Much like the whispered game “telephone” where one person whispers a message down the line until it’s very different by the end due to small “mutations” along the way, I would create a game of telephone using visual imagery.”Tyler began the game by sketching a nondescript salamander-like creature: He then had various groups of students make copies of this sketch, knowing that the copies would contain subtle differences.

November 19, 2012 — Carin Bondar

Come Hang Out with Some World Changing Ideas

Oil that cleans water. Pacemakers powered by our own blood. Drones that can spy on you in your backyard. Scientific American has chosen these and seven other innovations as the leading developments in 2012 that could ultimately change our world.

November 19, 2012 — Mark Fischetti

Inspiration on World Toilet Day

Yep. You heard me: Nov. 19 is World Toilet Day. Brought to you by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council and the World Toilet Toilet Organization (and supported by Domestos, a Unilever cleaning brand), the day reminds those of us with nice warm bathrooms and healthy sanitation that it ain't that way for all of us.

November 19, 2012 — Scott Huler

Science Bloggers for Students 2012 raises over $25K

The Annual Philanthropic throw down of Science Bloggers is done and tally is in!Students WIN!Science Bloggers for Students raised $25,359 and 17,122 public school students were reached!

November 19, 2012 — DNLee

Feeling pain is Nonsense

Image of the Week #69, November 19th, 2012: From: Elections Have Consequences: Fungal Meningitis and Compounding Pharmacies by Judy Stone at Molecules to Medicine .

November 19, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

The Stars Are Beginning To Go Out...

The galaxy NGC 1365 aglow with H-alpha light that tends to show star forming zones(Credit: ESO) They really are.The universe is apparently well past its prime in terms of making stars, and what new ones are being made now across the cosmos will never amount to more than a few percent on top of the numbers already come and gone.This is the rather disquieting conclusion of a new and significant study of the rate at which stars have been produced through cosmic time.

November 19, 2012 — Caleb A. Scharf

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