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      June 1, 2011Fitness

      Cell Phones, Cancer and the Dangers of Risk Perception

       May 31, 2011, was a bad day for a society already wary of all sorts of risks from modern technology, a day of celebration for those who champion more concern about those risks, and a day that teaches important lessons about the messy subjective guesswork that goes into trying to make intelligent choices about risk in the first place, for policy makers or for you and me...
      February 21, 2012Environment

      #SciAmBlogs Monday - John Glenn, termite balls, Hamlet, volcanic symbolism, octopus vision, fungal farmers, and more.

      Welcome to Monday, the day of the new Image of the Week - check it out. Click through the links within to see more awesome stuff by the same artist.~~~~- Amy Shira Teitel - John Glenn: The Man Behind the Hero - Rob Dunn - By looking carefully, Japanese scientist discovers the secrets of termite balls and Five Kinds of Fungus Discovered to Be Capable of Farming Animals! - Maria Konnikova - Hamlet and the Power of Beliefs to Shape Reality - Darren Naish - Identify the Baja California mystery whale carcass! - S.E...
      November 9, 2012Environment

      #SciAmBlogs Friday - Sandy at Staten Island, the Achilles heel, wetlands, allergies, sea rise in NC, and more.

      - Kathleen Raven - Staten Island’s ‘Bluebelt’ doesn’t fight super-storms, but plays crucial role in managing excess rainfall - Jalees Rehman - Achilles Had Only 2 Heels - Scott Huler - Reality Laughs Again at North Carolina - DNLee - Society for Wetland Scientists Undergrad Mentoring Program application deadline November 16 - Khalil A...
      November 10, 2011Evolution

      Welcome Octopus Chronicles - the newest blog at #SciAmBlogs

      This is an exciting day for the #SciAmBlogs network - launch of the brand new blog by Katherine Harmon! She is a reporter and associate editor for Scientific American covering health, medicine, neuroscience and general life sciences for the website and you are probably familiar with her articles and blog posts (on the Observations blog)...
      December 31, 2011Environment

      Most Popular #SciAmBlogs Posts of 2011

      OK, this is totally unscientific. On July 5th we launched the new network. Blogs that launched on that day only had about six months to publish posts, get subscribers to the feed, get noticed, get traffic...
      November 18, 2011Environment

      #SciAmBlogs Friday - Creation, daguerreotype, synthetic meat and more...

      Have a great weekend!- Melissa C. Lott - Solyndra: Soft Markets and Chinese Subsidies - Clay Farris Naff - A Secular Case for Intentional Creation - Stephanie Zvan - A New Creation Story - Mary Karmelek - From Patents to Poetry: A Breakdown of Scientific American’s Very First Issue - Alex Wild - Daguerre’s Daguerreotype - Christine Ottery - Synthetic meat for thought - Christie Wilcox - The Joke Isn’t Funny – It’s Harmful - Katherine Harmon - Use of Avastin for Breast Cancer Nixed by FDA - Jason G...
      May 17, 2012Environment

      #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...
      October 11, 2012Environment

      #SciAmBlogs Thursday - venomous mammal not extinct, cell phones track malaria, Ada Lovelace, academic parents, and more.

      - Kate Clancy - Personal Agency, My Arse: Policy, Not Agency, Needed to Improve Outcomes for Academic Parents - John R. Platt - Solenodon: ‘Extinct’ Venomous Mammal Rediscovered in Cuba after 10-Year Search - Judy Stone - Book Review: The Breast Cancer Checklist - David Bressan - Book Review: An Introduction to Forensic Geoscience - Khalil A...
      June 7, 2012Environment

      #SciAmBlogs Thursday - psychedelic shrimp, in a galaxy far away, dinosaur egg-shells, and more.

      - Dana Hunter - Prelude to a Catastrophe: “One of the Most Active and Most Explosive Volcanoes in the Cascade Range” - Khalil A. Cassimally - EUSci: Student Science Magazine of the University of Edinburgh - Dylan Giordano - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Preserving Palau’s Resources through Protected Area Networks - Ian Underwood and Paul Germano - MSU Dinosaurs: Team Strider – Eggshell Thickness Variance - Jesse Bering - My Other Whereabouts - Krystal D'Costa - Editor’s Selections: Colors and Stuttering - John Matson - Astronomers Identify Very Distant (But Not the Most Distant) Galaxy - Katherine Harmon - This Psychedelic Shrimp Will Get You Hammered [Video] =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...
      January 15, 2013Environment

      #SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Darwin s Neon Golf Balls, Pot and IQ, Math Verse, Beijing s air pollution, and more.

      - Nicholas G. Evans - What Science Should We Fund? Questioning New Policy on H5N1 Gain-of-Function Research - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Does smoking pot lower your IQ? - Jennifer Frazer - Darwin’s Neon Golf Balls - Evelyn Lamb - Setting Mathematics in Verse - Deborah Gordon - Guest Post: Navigating the New World of Oils - Hannah Waters - A Hilarious Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Montana’s Natural History Museum - John R...
      August 1, 2009The Sciences

      News Scan Briefs: Killer Smile

      Also: burning nitrogen, cancer clue in Down's syndrome, and gallons per mile
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