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      October 2, 2011Environment

      Open Laboratory 2011 - you have 12 hours to add your submissions!

      The submissions period ends in 12 hours - at 9am EDT.Here is the link to the submissions form:And here are the entries so far - add your own posts, or any other posts that you think are missing from this list:@ScientificAmerican (Peter Norvig): Prescient but Not Perfect: A Look Back at a 1966 Scientific American Article on Systems Analysis13.7 Billion Years: We Are Stardust13.7 Billion Years: Report from 2050: Gardening on Mars13.7 Billion Years: Report from 2050: Epilogue - Why This Century Is Special538 Refugees: Rep...
      May 16, 1874The Sciences

      Answers to Correspondents - May 16, 1874

      November 14, 2007The Sciences

      Need For New Nukes?; and News From Neuroscience

      In this episode, Scientific American's David Biello discusses his article on nuclear weaponry in the November issue of the magazine. And Scientific American Mind's Karen Schrock talks about some of the highlights of the Neuroscience 2007 conference that she attended last week in San Diego...
      April 10, 2009Mind & Brain

      Why People Believe What They Do

      University of California, Berkeley, psychologist Tania Lombrozo talks about why people believe what they do, especially regarding evolution or creationism. Author Steve Miller discusses his new book The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything ...
      November 14, 2012The Sciences

      Nate Silver and the Ascendance of Expertise

      Nate Silver is now a meme (also source of the image on the left).I usually pepper my posts with links, but today I feel lazy, so I listed a bunch of links at the bottom - hours of fascinating reading you can have after you read my post!...
      September 25, 1897The Sciences

      Improvident Civilization

      A Plea for the Application of Scientific Methods to the Amelioration of Socio-Economic Defects and Disorders
      October 3, 2011Environment

      Open Laboratory 2011 - the complete list of all submitted entries

      The submission period for The Open Laboratory 2011 has now ended. We have 717 721 entries this year and they all look great (all listed below)! This list alone, even though only 52 of them will make it into the book, is quite a snapshot of the year in science blogging and quite a resource - share it with your friends to show them the quality and beauty of science on the Web.Jennifer and I will now start the process of organizing the judges, ushering them through the judging process, editing the winning posts and more...
      May 1, 2012Health

      Tomorrow's Medicine

      A look at some of the most promising medical devices now in development
      July 1, 2015Mind & Brain

      Touch's Social Significance Could Be Explained by Unique Nerve Fibers

      A long-overlooked system of nerves that respond to gentle strokes may be crucial to our ability to form connections with one another
      June 1, 2007Mind & Brain

      Is the Teen Brain Too Rational?

      With the decision-making areas of their brains still developing, teenagers show poor judgment in risky situations. Thinking less logically may be the answer.
      February 20, 2014Behavior

      Debate on Who Is Smart Enough to Be Executed

      The Supreme Court will soon grapple with the science of how intellectual disability is measured. The arguments will bear on applying the death penalty to people who don't understand the legal process...
      November 1, 2012Mind & Brain

      Animals Show Off Their Social Genius

      New research reveals that animals interact in surprisingly sophisticated ways
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