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Biology as relevant to us earthly beings

Breathtaking time-lapse video makes me question Copernicus

The earth revolves around the sun. It's a true fact, and no conspiracy. Even with such enlightenment, it's nice to be reminded of why people once thought the opposite -- that the universe revolves around the earth -- to briefly knock us off our ivory tower of knowledge and be reminded of just how far we've come...

December 2, 2011 — Hannah Waters

Why scientists should read science fiction

Republished with scant edits from the previous iteration of Culturing Science on July 20, 2010. A great blog post about fiction inspiring science by Uta Frith reminded me of this old friend...

September 29, 2011 — Hannah Waters

Learning to understand non-genius autistic people

When I unwrapped my New York Times on Sunday, I was met with a surprise: A front-page, above-the-fold story about a young adult with autism. The story — a must-read, which you can do here — follows Justin Canha, a 20-year old with autism as he stretches towards adulthood and aspires to an independent life...

September 20, 2011 — Hannah Waters

Lazy Sunday Video: An epic tour of life's history

This is one of my favorite videos that I've seen on the whole of the internet. (Gasp!) Piecing together clips from dozens of science documentaries and specials overlaid with stunning music, the youtube user UppruniTegundanna starts out tracing the history of humans, integrating technological and artistic development...

August 21, 2011 — Hannah Waters

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