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Why does Thanksgiving dinner make you sleepy?

For years, you've heard the tremendous fatigue experienced after an American Thanksgiving dinner laid at the feet of the turkey -- or more precisely, blamed upon the tryptophan in that turkey...

November 23, 2011 — Janet D. Stemwedel

More on #Womanspace: common suggestions and patient responses.

A few things people have suggested in the discussion of "Womanspace" on multiple blogs and social networking platforms: That the story does not advance any gendered stereotypes (or, it it does, that these are not negative stereotypes, or that they reflect most poorly upon the hapless men in the story rather than upon the highly competent woman)...

November 18, 2011 — Janet D. Stemwedel

Scientific authorship: guests, courtesy, contributions, and harms.

DrugMonkey asks, where's the harm in adding a "courtesy author" (also known as a "guest author") to the author line of a scientific paper?I think this question has interesting ethical dimensions, but before we get into those, we need to say a little bit about what's going on with authorship of scientific papers.I suppose there are possible worlds in which who is responsible for what in a scientific paper might not matter...

November 4, 2011 — Janet D. Stemwedel

DonorsChoose #scibloggers4students: donate and set my blogging agenda.

You already know that the science-inclined precincts of the blogosphere are in the midst of Science Bloggers for Students 2011, in which we and DonorsChoose ask you to contribute funds to public school classroom projects which provide books, science kits, safety equipment and reagents, field trips, and other essentials to make learning come alive for students.You may also recall that the drive this year runs through October 22nd...

October 12, 2011 — Janet D. Stemwedel

DonorsChoose #scibloggers4students: now occupying your social media.

A video communiqué from Science Bloggers for Students 2011:#scibloggers4students occupy your social media The drive runs through October 22, and a number of Scientific American blogs (Anthropology in Practice, The Artful Amoeba, Doing Good Science, EvoEcoLab, PsiVid, Science Sushi, The Thoughtful Animal, and The Urban Scientist .....

October 12, 2011 — Janet D. Stemwedel

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