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Stories by 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
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

Cave lion(esse)s, Aurignacian era; Chauvet cave, France From our science correspondent AA. AA: We’re in a cave at an undisclosed location on the Himalayas, interviewing Ms.

April 1, 2013 — Athena Andreadis

The "Language" Gene and Women's Wagging Tongues

Aka, How to Twist Science to Reinforce Gender Stereotypes Stylized rendering of FOXP2 attached to DNA (Wikipedia, Creative Commons License) Genes are subject to multiple layers of regulation.

February 24, 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

Limited Time Offer: Scientific American Health & Medicine Premiere Issue

Limited Time Offer: Scientific American Health & Medicine Premiere Issue