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Can Smart Phones Help Create Smarter Science?

Can smart phones change the way we do research? Cognitive scientists believe that they may provide a vital means of widening the participant pool, as discussed in a recent September PLoS paper that explores the intersection of technology and behavioral experiments.The potential application of Internet-based research to extend laboratory exercises to wider audiences has been a tantalizingly frustrating endeavor...

November 7, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
The Sciences

Happy Halloween from the SciAm Blog Network!

SciAm bloggers have been busy delving into the dark to explore things that go bump in the night and make your hair stand on end. Here's a collection of the spooktacular posts you will want to investigate (with a flashlight):Revenge of the Zombifying WaspBlithe Spirits: Science Ain't Afraid of No GhostsThe Vampire Loads in Your HouseTrick or Treat?T-Rex or Treat!Spook House SporotrichosisAre Zombies Nocturnal?Talk "Dirty" to Me: Blood, Purity, and CuisineModelling a Werewolf EpidemicSpooky Nebulae: Ghosts, Snakes, Spiders and Cats EyesA Natural History of VampiresGrow Your Own…Halloween outfitDear Dracula, Edward Cullen and Bill Compton: You Have a Substance Abuse ProblemReal Life Werewolves?...

November 1, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

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