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Floating Brains and Invasive Minds

Floating Brains and Invasive Minds

Recently, two studies surfaced almost simultaneously that led to exclamations of “Vulcan mind meld!”, “Zombie armies!” and “Brains in jars!”

September 9, 2013 — Athena Andreadis
Floating Brains and Invasive Minds

Floating Brains and Invasive Minds

Recently, two studies surfaced almost simultaneously that led to exclamations of “Vulcan mind meld!”, “Zombie armies!” and “Brains in jars!”

September 9, 2013 — Athena Andreadis
The Iron Madonna or: Kicking Ass While Female

The Iron Madonna or: Kicking Ass While Female

I reluctantly acquired a Twitter account as a necessary accoutrement to my Scientific American posts.  The people I track there fall mostly into two streams: scientists and SFF writers.  This week, the two intersected, resulting in a minor epiphany.  The tributaries were Upsides of Women in Science?...

August 17, 2013 — Athena Andreadis

Interview with a Saber Tooth Tiger

From our science correspondent AA. AA: We’re in a cave at an undisclosed location on the Himalayas, interviewing Ms. Lilypad, a saber tooth tiger.

April 1, 2013 — Athena Andreadis

Junk DNA, Junky PR

A week ago, a huge, painstakingly orchestrated PR campaign was timed to coincide with multiple publications of a long-term study by the ENCODE consortium in top-ranking journals.

September 17, 2012 — Athena Andreadis
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Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Solving the Water Crisis