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Chossat's Effect in humans and other animals

This post was originally published on April 09, 2006. This April 09, 2006 post places another paper from my old lab (Reference #17) within a broader context of physiology, behavior, ecology and evolution...

May 22, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Monday - glowing spider-worms, eclipse, bacterial data storage, diving tables, why and when of sleep, and more.

Welcome back! It's Monday - thus a new Image of the Week.- Scicurious - Wholesome food and wholesome morals: does seeing organic make you act like jerk? - Krystal D'Costa - Anna Post on Managing Our Digital Spaces - Jennifer Frazer - The Glowing Spider-Worms of New Zealand - John Horgan - Worst Column Ever by Times Pundit David Brooks: “When the Good Do Bad” - John R...

May 21, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Introducing: Casey Rentz

This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...

May 21, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic


Image of the Week #43, May 21th, 2012: From: Out of the Mouths of Babes by Eric Michael Johnson at Primate Diaries Source: Nathaniel Gold Sometimes the best response to a viral image is satire or a mash-up...

May 21, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far

It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries...

May 21, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

ScienceOnline2012 interview with Mark Henderson

Every year I ask some of the attendees of the ScienceOnline conferences to tell me (and my readers) more about themselves, their careers, current projects and their views on the use of the Web in science, science education or science communication...

May 21, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

When Should Schools Start in the morning?

This is not really a new post. But it is not exactly a re-publishing of an old post either. It is a lightly edited mashup or compilation of excerpts from several old posts - I hope it all makes sense this way, all in one place...

May 20, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

(Non) Adaptive Function of Sleep

This was first published on November 01, 2005. Here is a nice article in Washington Post - Ecological Niche May Dictate Sleep Habits - about the adaptive function of sleep...

May 19, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Today at The Browser

I am today's guest editor at The Browser. The Browser curates and aggregates the best reads from around the Web, in several categories. It is a great honor to be asked to serve as a day editor there...

May 19, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Shaq and the Mini-Shaq, the extreme primates.

Shaquille O'Neil, one of the world's most recognizable professional basketball players has used his stature to highlight one of the world's smallest primates: the mouse lemur from Madagascar.Shaq, an NBA legend who retired last year and earned a doctorate degree in education from Barry University in 2012, posed with a mouse lemur at Zoo Miami in March to advocate for Centre ValBio, a non-profit conservation organization based in the rainforests of Madagascar...

May 18, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

The Scienceblogging Weekly (May 18, 2012)

Blog of the Week: For the greatest portion of the history of biology, every organism was a "model organism". One would pick a problem and then choose which organism would be most suited for answering those particular questions...

May 18, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Bora's Picks (May 18th, 2012)

Plastic Lessons by Shara Yurkiewicz: I always feel awkward when I talk to plastic patients. The simulation mannequins are impressive: their eyes blink, their chests expand as they breathe, they have pulses, they bleed, they burn...

May 18, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Contagious Yawning, Ancient Bacteria, Electric Grid, Fossil amoebae, and more.

- Jason G. Goldman - Contagious Yawning: Evidence of Empathy? - S.E. Gould - Ancient Bacteria – the saga continues - Dawn Santoianni - The Backbone of the Electric System: A Legacy of Coal and the Challenge of Renewables - David Wogan - Approaching “Wall-E” with Honda’s Uni-Cub personal mobility device - Nicole Matthews - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Ordot Dump and Layon Landfill - Charles Q...

May 17, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Under construction - ITER in LEGO

If you just received your new issue of Scientific American , you saw the article The Problems with ITER and the Fading Dream of Fusion Energy by Geoff Brumfiel.

May 16, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - on that TIME cover..., stem cells, invasive beetles, drowned Cretaceous birds, onset of autism, and more.

- Eric Michael Johnson - Out of the Mouth of Babes - Samer Fakhri - Empowering the Body to Fix Its Parts - Miller Zou - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Invasion of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle - Darren Naish - A drowned nesting colony of Late Cretaceous birds - Dana Hunter - When You’re Doing Geology, You’ve Got To Break a Few Rocks - Judy Stone - TEDMED: Tougher topics to chew on - Erin Podolak - The SA Incubator: Helping Hatch Science Writers Since July 2011 - Bora Zivkovic - The SA Incubator, or, why promote young science writers? - Scicurious - ADHD: behavioral and cognitive therapies - DNLee - Diversity in Science: Celebrating the people who do science - Brendan Borrell - The Most Exciting Moment of My Scientific Career - Mariette DiChristina - Searching for the Onset of Autism - Michael Moyer - The Mathematician’s Obesity Fallacy =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...

May 16, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
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