On Research Blogging this week: Have you yawned today? Perhaps on your commute to or from school? Maybe during class or a meeting? Perhaps you're yawning right now.
It's almost time! Will you be there? Next Tuesday, the #NYCSciTweetUp and The Story Collider will partner for an evening of science, stories, and beer!
Lego wars with young Makers. Maker Faire invites young Makers to enter a world of innovation and imagination. If you can dream it, you can build it—particularly as experienced Makers are on-hand and willing to share what they know.
World Marker Faire 2011 was held at the New York Hall of Science in Corona, New York. This year the technology and DIY festival had a heavy leaning toward robots, like this shop bot: I met Microsoft's EDDIE for the first time: The AiP Facebook page has an EDDIE album and some additional videos.
I accepted an invitation on behalf of the ever-fabulous Carin Bondar who blogs at PsiVid to attend the premiere for the Imagine Science Film Festival on Friday..
Will we recognize our robot overlords when we meet them?"Say Cheese!"The burst of light to my right made me pause: my photo had just been taken.
This week on ResearchBlogging.org: The female orgasm apparently mystifies a fair number of people—men and scientists alike (though those two groups may not be wholly unrelated).
Ed Note: "On My Shelf" is my review series, covering notable books and events. For more notables, please see the reviews still housed at the old home of Anthropology in Practice.
Unfurling the flag at CitiField September 11, 2011. Credit: KDCosta Don't tell me about the world. Not today. It's springtime and they're knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball.
Courtesy of Steven Churchill, Duke University. Few things remain as mysterious—or controversial—as our own history as a species. However, a series of papers released in Science may add another piece to the puzzle: Four papers draw back the curtain on Australopithecus sediba, announced earlier this year, detailing morphological features of the hand, foot, pelvis, and skull that may establish this species within the ancestral lineage of modern humans.In a subterranean cave at Malapa, South Africa, approximately 25 miles (40km) from Johannesburg, the remains of numerous hominins identified as Australopithecus sediba have lain between layers of flowstone—a type of rock that forms in caves, similar in composition to stalagmites and stalactites, except as the name implies, this rock forms in a layer that “flows” across the surface.
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