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      July 12, 2006The Sciences

      CSI Reality and Coke/Pepsi Espionage

      In this episode, Max Houck, director of the Forensic Science Initiative at West Virginia University and author of the July Scientific American article "CSI: Reality," talks about the effect the CSI shows have had in the real world and about real crime scene investigation versus what's portrayed on TV...
      March 1, 2017Fitness

      The Warmth of Friendship, the Chill of Betrayal

      Thanks to some evolutionary hardwiring in the brain and body, our physical and psychological temperatures are linked 
      October 1, 2012The Sciences

      The Father Factor

      Could becoming a father after age 40 raise the risks that your children will have a mental illness?
      December 1, 2007Mind & Brain

      Sex, Math and Scientific Achievement

      Why do men dominate the fields of science, engineering and mathematics?
      July 1, 2012Mind & Brain

      Put Your Creative Brain to Work

      Scientists have mapped the innovative mind so that we can remake our own in its image
      June 1, 2017Environment

      Increasingly Acidic Oceans Are Causing Fish to Behave Badly

      Ocean acidification may alter the behaviors of underwater creatures in disastrous ways
      January 1, 2015The Sciences

      The Social Genius of Animals

      New research reveals that animals interact in surprisingly sophisticated ways
      January 1, 2016Mind & Brain

      How to Cultivate Your Creativity [Book Excerpt]

      Adapted from Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
      February 1, 2013Technology

      The Buckeye Bullet Electric Vehicle Will Go 400 MPH

      Few petroleum-powered cars have ever surpassed 400 miles per hour. Now a group of students plans to do it in an electric vehicle
      January 1, 2014Mind & Brain

      Your Fertile Brain at Work

      Scientists have mapped the innovative mind so that we can remake our own in its image
      December 1, 2006Mind & 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
      January 10, 2007The Sciences

      The Inevitability Of Cancer's Commonality; and High School Math Whiz

      In this episode, author and journalist Carl Zimmer talks about his Scientific American article Evolved For Cancer?, which looks at how natural selection has led to what appears to be an inevitable tendency for human beings to develop the disease...
      May 1, 2017Behavior

      The Social Genius of Animals

      Research shows that animals interact in amazingly sophisticated ways
      December 1, 2006Health

      Dying to Be Thin

      Eating disorders cripple--literally--millions of young women, in large part because treatments are not always effective or accessible
      August 15, 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 22, 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 3, 2010Mind & Brain

      Laughing rats and ticklish gorillas: Joy and mirth in humans and other animals

      Last week, while in a drowsy, altitude-induced delirium 35,000 feet somewhere over Iceland, I groped mindlessly for the cozy blue blanket poking out beneath my seat, only to realize—to my unutterable horror—that I was in fact tugging soundly on a wriggling, sock-covered big toe...
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