Another week, more great stuff. We have a great selection today which will make your weekend really really good. Dig in! – A New Kind of Food Science: How IBM Is Using Big Data to Invent Creative Recipes by Aatish Bhatia Computers are constantly getting smarter.
Another really awesome week with everything from some some meta-science journalism stories to the wonders of rocks ants, crocodiles, dead satellites and Carl Sagan.
You’ve been waiting the entire week for this, haven’t you? The first piece is a highly-recommended analysis of freelance science journalism salaries.
Candy! Candy corn? What exactly is candy corn?! This week’s picks points you to the answer as well as to some super science writing filled with dolphins, octopuses, zombies, rhinos, corals and, umm, engineers!
We’re back in business! This week was pretty phenomenal with Shutdown’s effects on science, evolution, history of sand, Google Flu, the chemist that is nature… Quick note before I leave you with this week’s great reads.
Seeing Maps of Sounds and Smells by Rose Eveleth: Jorge Louis Borges once described an empire that wanted to build a map. But the maps they had seen before were not precise enough.
This week on Picks, we’ve got a great selection: the science (or pseudoscience?) of sleep apps, Nobel guinea pigs, “clean eating,” dinosaurs, the computer that smells and so much more… – Sleep Cycle App: Precise, or Placebo?
Tibetan Uplift Fools Taxonomists: An Identity Crisis Solved by Anne-Marie Hodge: The Tibetan ground tit (Parus humilis) is a drab, unassuming little songbird.
This week on Picks: prosopagnosia (!!!!), violent video games, delusions, white whales, a frog that got fried by a NASA spaceship, and so much more.
Guppies lie about mate choice to trick rivals by Anne-Marie Hodge: When it comes to sex among guppies, competition is high for those at the top of the game.
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