Sixteen hours of traveling is exhausting. My trip out to North Carolina for Science Writers 2012 was broken into three flights, none of which was long enough for any sustained sleep.
In case you've been wondering about the blog silence, it's been a busy month. I turned in my over 20 page dissertation proposal, had my first PhD committee meeting, and just this weekend was off and away in North Carolina for Science Writers 2012.
It's that time of the year again: time to give what you can to help students get the education they deserve. Every year, science bloggers from around the interwebs team up with DonorsChoose.org to help teachers.
Working on Coconut Island has many upsides, but one of my favorite is getting to see science in action. I've been in the lab for the past few years, watching as Dr.
A lot of organic supporters are up in arms about the recent Stanford study that found no nutritional benefit to organic foods. Stanford missed the point, they say—it's not about what organic foods have in them, it's what they don't.
I'm so excited - finally, the newest collection of the best science blogging has arrived! In it are 50 of the best blogs about science that were written last year.
If you read the headlines, medical scientists are amazing. It seems every day, they discover a new cure for cancer or the genetic basis of some prominent disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there have been over 1100 reported cases of West Nile virus disease in the US this year, including 42 deaths.
Music has a remarkable ability to affect and manipulate how we feel. Simply listening to songs we like stimulates the brain's reward system, creating feelings of pleasure and comfort.
Weight is a big issue in America. More than half of Americans are unhappy with their weight, spending 33 billion on dieting and weight loss programs and products every year.
STAFFBehind the scenes at Scientific AmericanRead
Anecdotes from the Archive
Anthropology in Practice
Exploring the human condition.Read
Insights into intelligence, creativity, personality, and well-beingRead
Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kidsRead
Critical views of science in the newsRead
Dark Star Diaries
Explore the science behind the dog in your bedRead
News and research about endangered species from around the worldRead
Frontiers for Young Minds
Science by and for kids ages 8-15Read
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific AmericanRead
Climate science in a changing worldRead
Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday DeceptionsRead
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Not bad science
New discoveries in animal behavior and cognitionRead
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Roots of Unity
Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.Read
Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.Read
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The Artful Amoeba
A Blog About the Weird Wonderfulness of Life on EarthRead
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