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Friday Weird Science: What's your fart volume?

Have you ever wondered just HOW much you fart per day? Like...would it fill a soda can? A soda bottle? And would you be willing to stick a tight fitting tube up your rectum and wear it around all day to find out?...

May 18, 2013 — Scicurious

The squeaky wheel gets the grease...

...and the squeaky rat pup gets all the attention! Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today talking about rat pup squeaking, and what it means for mom's attention.

May 15, 2013 — Scicurious

Growing old with NF-kB

Aging happens. As you get older, your body slows down, eventually your brain slows down, too. Some things go gradually, and some go suddenly.To many people, this might seem like a pretty random process...

May 13, 2013 — Scicurious

Sci is at Slate: WEIRD psychology

It's a big day around the Scicurious Environs. Sci is at Slate today talking about WEIRD psychology studies. The ones that are Western, Education, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic Societies...and those mostly made of up college students...

May 8, 2013 — Scicurious

Hello Internet!

Hello Internet! Scicurious here. For the past FIVE years now, Sci has brought you the latest and greatest (and sometimes the worst), in neuroscience, physiology, and stuff like poop.

May 8, 2013 — Scicurious

I heard her loveliness in her voice.

“Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth, but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget: a singing compulsion, a whispered “Listen,” a promise that she had done gay, exciting things just a while since and that there were gay, exciting things hovering in the next hour.” -The Great Gatsby, F...

May 6, 2013 — Scicurious

Friday Weird Science: Does your poop float?

...if you're like 15% of the adult population (that was in 1972, and I now hypothesize that it's more than that due to the prevalence of high fiber diets), then yes, it does (and don't lie, you've looked)...

May 3, 2013 — Scicurious


Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today talking about Neurodome, a proposed project to being neuroscience to a planetarium near you! Hear over and check it out, and spread the word to get their Kickstarter funded!...

April 30, 2013 — Scicurious

Friday Weird Science: Fecal Odorgrams

You've heard of singing telegrams, but have you heard of fecal odorgrams?? This is what you do when you REALLY want someone to know what you had for breakfast.

April 26, 2013 — Scicurious

Can't sleep? Time to snack.

Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, where I'm talking about snacking. Late night snacking. The kind we do when we're...really sleep deprived. There's a recent study looking at how sleep deprivation changes food intake and weight gain...

April 24, 2013 — Scicurious

To Calm a Rat with Tickling

"for here comes the trout that must be caught with tickling"-Twelfth Night Generally, I don't think of being tickled as a particularly pleasurable or calming activity.

April 22, 2013 — Scicurious

Beer, Dopamine, and BRAIN SCANS!

Sci has a piece up at the Guardian today, talking about a recent flurry of news reports on beer and dopamine. Everyone, get read for MAJOR NEWS. Did you KNOW, that the TASTE of beer increases DOPAMINE!?!?!?Here's a hint...

April 19, 2013 — Scicurious

Running and Hypothermia

The news yesterday of the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon shook me to the core. For most of us distance runners, the goal of running Boston is one that gleams in front of us forever: it will probably never happen, but oh, to imagine if it could...

April 16, 2013 — Scicurious

Salt: From delicious to disgusting!

Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, looking at salt. At low doses, salt is tasty! We all need it, and most of us enjoy it. But at high doses, salt gets disgusting.

April 10, 2013 — Scicurious

The BRAIN Initiative: BAM or BUST?

In his State of the Union this year, President Obama referred to increasing support for science and technology, and mentioned the “Brain Activity Map”.

April 8, 2013 — Scicurious
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