OK, it's Sunday and tomorrow is Columbus Day, but my vacation is essentially over. Despite vacationing, I popped in for a minute to post the Image of the Week and Video of the Week for your fun and enjoyment. And look at the awesome posts that bloggers published over the week:

- Michele Banks - A Novel with Science at its Heart

 

- Rebecca Wragg Sykes - Time Is Not Made To Flow In Vain: Eternity and Apocalypse in Assynt and Mars

 

- Zaria Gorvett - Warning: genetically modified humans

 

- Simon J Makin - The story of a lonely brain

 

- Kyle Hill - Of the Creation Persuasion

 

- Becky Crew - How to improve snail memories with chocolate and New species of night monkey, porcupine and shrew opossum found in Peru and Rare rusty-spotted cat kittens born in Berlin

 

- Judy Stone - Drugs in Search of a Disease—Pharma Targets Women

 

- Kate Clancy - Under the Influence: Naomi Wolf, Biology, and Why We Are More Than Our Vaginas

 

- Eric Michael Johnson - Ayn Rand on Human Nature

 

- David Bressan - De Loys’ Ape

 

- Maureen McCarthy - Chimps in Uganda: Home Sweet Home

 

- Ashutosh Jogalekar - Misconduct, not error, is the source of most retracted papers and Let’s all find out how meth works: Crowdfunding a novel scientific paradigm

 

- Ferris Jabr - To Combat Alzheimer’s, Scientists Genetically Reprogram One Kind of Brain Cell Into Another and African Spiny Mice Regenerate Missing Body Parts à la Salamanders

 

- Maria Konnikova - Is Huckleberry Finn’s ending really lacking? Not if you’re talking psychology.

 

- Jason G. Goldman - Cricket Fight Club: How is a Cricket Like a Rat? and ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections: Kid Scientists, Social Psychology, M&Ms for Rats

 

- Christie Wilcox - Do male limpets have cooties?

 

- Darren Naish - In pursuit of Early Cretaceous crocodyliforms in southern England (part II): of Vectisuchus and Leiokarinosuchus, Bernissartia and the hylaeochampsids and The Haematothermia hypothesis and Giant petrels, snow petrels, fulmars and kin (petrels part VI)

 

- Glendon Mellow - SciArt of the Day: Hyperdimensional Suffering

 

- Kalliopi Monoyios - Shoot To Kill or Aim To Embarrass? and SciArt of the Day: Fermented Teeth? and What Did You Miss?

 

- Carin Bondar - Perlstein’s Princeton Perspective: A Completely Unique Approach to Academia

 

- Princess Ojiaku - Moving into the Wisconsin Idea

 

- S.E. Gould - Cystitis: How bacteria get into your bladder

 

- Jennifer Frazer - Extinction by Design: Guinea Worm

 

- Janet D. Stemwedel - Community responsibility for a safety culture in academic chemistry.

 

- Dana Hunter - Dave Crockett’s Narrow Escape and Prelude to a Catastrophe: The Complete Lexicon

 

- Scicurious - Ignobel prize winner in Physics: The amazing ponytail and Ignobel prize in Medicine: beware the exploding colon and ADHD and circadian rhythm and Friday Weird Science: how much wood could a woodchuck chuck?

 

- Ilana Yurkiewicz - Convergence (reflections on second year)

 

- Alex Wild - On Assignment: Bees in the Wall and Why the iPhone’s purple haze is more problematic than Apple thinks

 

- John R. Platt - Dung from Critically Endangered Kakapo Parrots Could Save Endangered Plant and Italy Faces Invasion of American Killer Squirrels

 

- Caleb A. Scharf - We All Carry Stardust Memories

 

- DNLee - #DispatchesDNLee: I’m back in the States and Checking in with you all

 

- Kevin Zelnio - A Post-PBS Educational Television Landscape

 

- Melissa C. Lott - Energy – “We’re Gonna Be Stretchin’ You Out” and DC-Area Scouts Learn About Energy

 

- David Wogan - UT Austin: Over 12 percent of all U.S. energy consumption is directly related to water and Should climate change have been on the agenda at last night’s debate?

 

- Charles Q. Choi - From The Writer’s Desk: Untold Stories in Science Writing and A Modest Proposal: 3-D Printing of Fossils Still Trapped in Matrix and Visions: Only If They Catch You and “Worth Pitching?”: Mysteries of Rain and Ice

 

- Khalil A. Cassimally - Twitter For Science Writers and University of Michigan’s Mind The Science Gap Relaunches

 

- Bora Zivkovic - Bora’s Picks (October 5th, 2012)

 

- Bora Zivkovic - Stumped by bed nets, mosquitoes turn midnight snack into breakfast and Upcoming events and Best of September at A Blog Around The Clock

 

- Bora Zivkovic - Open Laboratory 2013 – the complete list of entries! and Open Laboratory 2013 – deadline for submissions is tonight!

 

- Anna Kuchment - Romney and Obama: The Federal Government Can Play a ‘Very Important’ Role in Education

 

- Katherine Harmon - Super-Toxic Snake Venom Could Yield New Painkillers and Baby Mice Born from Eggs Made from Stem Cells and Free Birth Control Access Can Reduce Abortion Rate By More than Half

 

- Larry Greenemeier - Web Site Tracks Mosquito-Borne Diseases Spread Globally by Air Travel and Microsoft Polls Xbox Gamers About First Debate: Romney Wins [Video]

 

- Philip Yam - The Forgotten JFK Proposal: A Joint U.S.-Soviet Moon Landing [Video]

 

- John Matson - Internet Billionaire Ponies Up More Cash for Physics Prizes

 

- Christine Gorman - Obama and Romney Should Talk about Climate Change at Next Debate and House Science Member Says Earth is 9,000 years old

 

- Mark Fischetti - Climate Change Could Delay Fall Foliage Colors [Video]

 

- Michael Moyer - “Once in a Civilization” Comet to Zip past Earth Next Year

 

- Daisy Yuhas - Diminutive Dinosaur Bore Beak, Bristles and Fangs [Video]

 

- Jen Christiansen - A Defense of Artistic License in Illustrations of Scientific Concepts

 

- The Editors - Scientific American’s Growing Catalogue of E-Book Titles Includes HIV and AIDS, Exploring Mars, The Higgs Boson and More

 

- Eric R. Olson - The Countdown, Episode 6 – Black Hole Neighbors, Asteroid Cooling, SpaceX Launch, Nazi Iron Man from Space, Water on Mars

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