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      March 26, 2009Space & Physics

      What Shape Is Your Galaxy?

      Yale astrophysicist Kevin Schawinski talks about Galaxy Zoo, a distributed computing project in which laypeople can help researchers characterize galaxies. And we tour Kroon Hall, the new green home of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences...
      March 1, 2011Mind & Brain

      Living in a Dream World: The Role of Daydreaming in Problem-Solving and Creativity

      Daydreaming can help solve problems, trigger creativity, and inspire great works of art and science. When it becomes compulsive, however, the consequences can be dire
      September 1, 1979Mind & Brain

      The Brain

      Introducing an lssue about neurobiology and its central problem: How does the human brain work? Although notable progress has been made, the question remains one of the profoundest confronting modern science...
      May 1, 1981The Sciences

      Metamagical Themas, June 1981

      A coffeehouse conversation on the Turing test to determine if a machine can think
      April 26, 2014

      Physics Week in Review: April 26, 2014

      It was a busy week on the shameless self-promotion front. I chatted with Sonali Kolhatkar of Uprising Rradio (KPFK) about my book, Me, Myself and Why — there’s even video.
      November 1, 2012The Sciences

      Humans Think Like Quantum Particles

      Quantum theory once seemed like the last nail in the coffin of pure reason. Now it's looking like its savior
      March 7, 2016Mind & Brain

      Why We Love the Games That Enrage Us Most

      The psychology of intrinsic motivation and “hard fun” could improve education and, naturally, the next generation of video games
      February 5, 2018Cognition

      Who Invented the Mind–Body Problem?

      Germans were debating the “body–soul problem” by the mid-19th century, but Socrates pondered the problem first
      June 23, 2013The Sciences

      Nerds and Words: Week 25

      I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here. I have marked my favorite links with a ?...
      October 4, 2011Evolution

      Introducing #SciAmBlogs bloggers: Jason Goldman

      Every week I post a quick Q&A with one of our bloggers on the network, so you can get to know them better. This week, I chat with Jason G. Goldman of the The Thoughtful Animal blog.
      March 12, 2009Technology

      The Future of Computing (circa 1999)

      M.I.T.'s Laboratory for Computer Science is developing a new infrastructure for information technologies--the Oxygen system--that promises to realize a vision long held by the lab's director: helping people do more by doing less...
      July 1, 2008Health

      Evolved for Cancer?

      Natural selection lacks the power to erase cancer from our species and, some scientists argue, may even have provided tools that help tumors grow
      September 12, 2011

      Open Laboratory 2011 - submissions so far

      For the background on what Open Lab is, see this post.The submission form for the 2011 edition of Open Lab is open. Any blog post written since December 1, 2010 is eligible for submission.We accept essays, stories, poetry, cartoons/comics, and original art.Once you are done submitting your own posts, you can start looking at the others', including on aggregators like ScienceSeeker.org, Scienceblogging.org and Researchblogging.org.As I always do, I will keep posting the full list of submitted entries once a week until the deadline - see the listing under the fold.You can buy the last five annual collections here...
      August 29, 2011

      Open Laboratory 2011 - submissions so far

      For the background on what Open Lab is, see this post.The submission form for the 2011 edition of Open Lab is open. Any blog post written since December 1, 2010 is eligible for submission.We accept essays, stories, poetry, cartoons/comics, and original art.Once you are done submitting your own posts, you can start looking at the others', including on aggregators like ScienceSeeker.org, Scienceblogging.org and Researchblogging.org.As I always do, I will keep posting the full list of submitted entries once a week until the deadline - see the listing under the fold.You can buy the last five annual collections here...
      April 1, 1945The Sciences

      Partners In Production

      A Series of Pincers Attacks by Mechanical Engineers and Metallurgists Has Resulted in High-Speed Copper Machining, Better Band Saws, Tougher Cams, Improved Metallizing Methods, and a Number of Other Industrially Important Developments--And the End Is Not Yet in Sight...
      March 1, 1986The Sciences

      Computer Recreations, March 1986

      How a pair of dull-witted programs can look like geniuses on I.Q. tests
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