It's Thursday, so that means Research Blogging Editor's Selections!This week you'll want to be sure you check out: Quick—what color is the sky? Aatish Bhatia has a fascinating discussion on colors up at Empirical Zeal, demonstrating nicely the ways in which we construct elements of our world that seem so concrete with time.
What are people going to think? Has it ever crossed your mind? The question, I mean. In a moment of panic or a moment of regret or desperation? Have you ever said those words with a sense of anguish or in a moment of anger?
This week: At PopPsych , Jesse Marczyk uses recent research to demonstrate the challenges in applying adaptive models across the board. What does that mean?
Two selections for your holiday weekend (Memorial Day, US): Can grave goods tell us about the political economy of a group? At Bones Don't Lie , Katy Meyers reports on recent research that examines what burial practices can reveal about the extent of social networks.
Can courtesy and mobile technologies get along? | Photo by Joe Pemberton. | Click on image for license and information. Tweeting, texting, Facebooking, checking email, sending photos, and even, yes, old-fashioned telephone calls—we're doing it all, and we're doing it wherever and whenever we please.
This week from my ResearchBlogging.org column: Contextual clues are important in archaeology. And at Bones Don’t Lie , Katy Meyers highlights how a geoarchaeology approach can reveal how a tomb was treated—whether it was reopened and how many times.
How do you prepare to say goodbye to your social group? | iStock photo. It took a few days of moping around the house before I finally acknowledged what the problem is: my heart hurts.It's an expression I use with those closest to me.
What would it take to make you an organ donor?
The selection for this week covers the last two weeks: We might not give much thought to eyeliner today, dismissing it as a beauty product that highlights and enhances the eye, but the ancient Egyptians had a different purpose for lining their eyes: preventing eye infections.
Concerns about the digital divide have started to take on a bit of hysterical edge—think along the lines of Reverend Lovejoy's wife: "But what about the children ?!
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