Image of the Week #110 September 26th, 2013: From: The world at night – blacklighting: how it works and some amazing photos by Felicity Muth at Not bad science.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday – Linguistically Modified Foods, Hallmarks of Cancer, You Will Smell Like a Dead Chicken, Australian Digging Mammals, and more.
Enjoy the new Video of the Week! - Buddhini Samarasinghe – The Hallmarks of Cancer: 2 – Insensitivity to Antigrowth Signals - Joel Taylor – California’s Renewable Energy Program: Could Quantum Devices Be a Part of It?...
Video of the Week #111, September 25th, 2013: From: Box–The Synthesis of Real and Digital Space (with Robots!) by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid and Stunning Live Visual Effects in Box by Brian Malow at But Seriously…...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday – Iron Man exoskeleton, octopuss farming, #Dysonfest, Piping Plovers, Hospital-Based Infections, and more.
- E. Paul Zehr – The exoskeletons are here! Inventing Iron Man Update 3.0 - John Cook – Saxophone quartets and probability - Julie Rehmeyer – Making computers smarter, and helping deaf people too - Michelle Cain – Arctic Methane: The ups and downs of sitting in the hot seat - [...]..
#SciAmBlogs Monday – future Internet, Bayesian statistics, astronomer beetles, Google Glass scifi film, rhino day, and more.
- Cadell Last – What Will the Internet Be in 2050? - Cory Simon and Berend Smit – Viagra ads and NSA watch lists: smoke but usually no fire - Julie Rehmeyer – The most unhelpful possible way to prove something - Dana Mackenzie – In Love With Geometry and Why So [...]..
#SciAmBlogs Friday – new cell organelle, beer goggles, octopus pain, beetle battles, B&W moon, new CO2 regulations, DDT kills condors, and more.
- William Skaggs – How Could We Recognize Pain in an Octopus? - Jag Bhalla – Is Money Like Food? - Markus Pössel – Applied Purity - Beatrice Lugger – The Thrill of Pure Thought and Abstraction - Kathleen Raven – Tannosomes and the trickle-around effect - Scicurious – IgNobels [...]..
#SciAmBlogs Thursday – Google Zeitgeist, Octopus Babies, Nazi Psychiatry, Crowd Behavior, IgNobel Opera, and more.
- Jack El-Hai – Listening to Stories from Nazis - Beatrice Lugger – Predicting Future Crowd Behavior with Big Public Data - Adrian Dudek – Musings from Heidelberg - Scicurious – The IgNobels, 2013!...
Video of the Week #110, September 18th, 2013: From: A Capella Science–Bohemian Gravity by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid. Source: Tim Blais of A Capella Science Taking the internet by storm is the smartest parody of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” ever sung, “Bohemian Gravity”, which attempts to explain String Theory in a compact 6 minutes...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday – Food Waste, Hygiene Hypothesis, Myths about Endangered Species Act, robot-testing dogs, Bohemian Gravity, and more.
Have fun with our newest Video of the Week! - Perrin Ireland – Dr. Ted Labuza on Slime, Bombs, and Rot and 40 Percent of Food in the US Never Gets Eaten - Buddhini Samarasinghe – Hallmarks of Cancer 1: Self-Sufficiency in Growth Signals - Markus Pössel – Escaping the Confucian trap [...]..
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday – Heidelberg Laureate Forum, science “wine snobs”, infested female crickets, tearless onion, socialist iPhone, funny citations, and more.
- Pete Monfre and Maggie Bencivenga – The Sea Change in Science Education: Corporate Stakeholders Step Up. - Dana Mackenzie – A Warrior for the Blind - Beatrice Lugger – Calistus N...
#SciAmBlogs Monday – history of zits, raising Concordia, yogurt pelting, Scarecrow scare, glass lizards, atonement, fracking, and more.
Enjoy the new Image of the Week! - Vijaysree Venkatraman – Conversation with a Field Biologist in India - David Ropeik – “The Scarecrow” – Lots of Heart, But It Could Use More Brain - Markus Pössel – “My brain is in town” and The Meta Post to the 6 out of 200 [...]..
Image of the Week #109, September 16th, 2013: [Click to see large] From: Raising the Costa Concordia Shipwreck: How Do They Do It? by Mark Fischetti at Observations.
#SciAmBlogs Friday – Survival of Humanity, Future of Food, Wonderful Things, Pretty Road Kill, Capture & Release, and more.
- Lawrence Rifkin – The Survival of Humanity - Jag Bhalla – Non-grapefruit and fruitful non-science - Jennifer Frazer – Wonderful Things: The Universe Between the Sand Grains - George Musser – Save the Earth, Save Money—There’s No Need to Choose - Melissa C...
Flying directly from SciFoo in California to WCSJ2013 in Helsinki, Finland is a pretty long trip that requires a pretty big airplane. Those of you who know me well, know I am obsessed with airplanes, am an addict of FlightAlert, choose JetBlue on domestic flights in order to continuously monitor flight statistics, and my first [...]..
Guppies lie about mate choice to trick rivals by Anne-Marie Hodge: When it comes to sex among guppies, competition is high for those at the top of the game.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday – IgNobels, tech in classrooms, purple centipedes, ketamine, Voyager, obscure trigonometry, and more.
- Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters – Digital Natives Looking to Unplug, Connect - Anna Kuchment – Teachers and App Designers Join Forces - Kyle Hill – Excerpts From The Mad Scientist’s Handbook: So You’re Ready to Vaporize a Human - John R...
Last week, Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer ran a short Q&A with me about science blogs. I am also included (as #101) in the last issue of WIRED’s 101 Signals for Science: On September 23rd and 24th, I’ll be participating in The Evolving Culture of Science Engagement event at MIT, followed by the [...]..
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday – Hurricane Humberto, Citizen Science Apps, Hallmarks of Cancer, Off-Label Ketamine Use, and more.
“Miriam has been reading science fiction again. That and Scientific American.” says a character of “Entropy”, an early Thomas Pynchon story, published in the collection “Slow Learner,” page 90...
Video of the Week #109, September 11th, 2013: From: Mosquito Preference and Erotic Vomit! Best of the Blogs for August is Live by Carin Bondar at PsiVid.
Image of the Week #108, September 11th, 2013: From: Waxbows: The Incredible Beauty of a Blown Out Candle by Kyle Hill at But Not Simpler. Source: Grover Schrayer With video so widely available, why would anyone choose to make still image?...