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      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, 2011Environment

      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, 2011Environment

      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...
      September 5, 2011Environment

      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 1, 2001Evolution

      Once were Cannibals

      Clear evidence of cannibalism in the human fossil record has been rare, but it is now becoming apparent that the practice is deeply rooted in our history
      May 1, 2003Evolution

      Once were Cannibals

      Clear evidence of cannibalism in the human fossil record has been rare, but it is now becoming apparent that the practice is deeply rooted in our history
      February 1, 1942The Sciences

      Our Search for the Supernatural

      Do Mediums Fear to Face a Scientific Investigation of Psychic Phenomena?
      December 1, 2001Evolution

      How We Came to Be Human

      The acquisition of language and the capacity for symbolic art may lie at the very heart of the extraordinary cognitive abilities that set us apart from the rest of creation
      March 1, 1986The Sciences

      Computer Recreations, March 1986

      How a pair of dull-witted programs can look like geniuses on I.Q. tests
      February 1, 2008Health

      Your Cells Are My Cells

      Many, perhaps all, people harbor a small number of cells from genetically different individuals--from their mothers and, for women who have been pregnant, from their children. What in the world do these foreigners do in the body?...
      February 6, 2008Mind & Brain

      You Say Potato, I Say Cassava: Language, Culture and Perception

      In this episode, University of California, Berkeley, linguist Alice Gaby talks about the relationships among language, culture, cognition and perception. Plus we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news...
      December 1, 2006Mind & Brain

      Why Do We Cry?

      Other animals howl when they are in distress, but only humans weep tears of sorrow—or joy
      April 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      Buried Prejudice: The Bigot in Your Brain

      Deep within our subconscious, all of us harbor biases that we consciously abhor. And the worst part is: we act on them
      November 1, 1925The Sciences

      Science and Money, November 1925

      Mechanical Refrigeration a New Industry That May Affect Security Values
      June 3, 2019Cognition

      Free Will Is Real

      Philosopher Christian List argues against reductionism and determinism in accounts of the mind...
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