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It’s the End of Fundamental Physics... Again

Fellow Scientific American blogger John Horgan is at it again. This time he is heralding the end of fundamental physics based on the increasing time lag between Nobel Prizes awarded for fundamental discoveries...

April 16, 2014 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
Diversifiers of the world – Unite!

Diversifiers of the world – Unite!

On my computer screen right now are two molecules. They are both large rings with about thirty atoms each, a motley mix of carbons, hydrogens, oxygens and nitrogens.

April 15, 2014 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

Just 1 Rock Concert or Football Game May Cause Permanent Hearing Damage

A single exposure to loud but not deafening noise may be enough to precipitate irreparable harm to nerves in the auditory system. This is the take-home from a new line of research that may help explain why many people, particularly as they age, have difficulty in picking out a conversation from the wall of background [...]..

April 14, 2014 — Gary Stix
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Chemistry: Death Cologne

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Chemistry: Death Cologne

I'm really loving the new `Reactions` series from the American Chemical Society. Those of us involved in the world of science communication are well aware that effective science-storytelling involves a lot of creativity and style...

April 9, 2014 — Carin Bondar

Top 9 Causes of Fatigue

House Call Doctor: Quick and Dirty Tips for Taking Charge of Your Health

April 9, 2014 — House Call Doctor Sanaz Majd
The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is In

I’ve been pretty quiet in this space for the last several months. In the 6 months since we started Food Matters, I’ve been absent for three of them.

April 8, 2014 — Kevin Bonham
Post-operative check

Post-operative check

It's okay that you don't remember me. My name is Shara, and I'm part of the surgical team. I'm checking to see how you're doing after your surgery.

April 7, 2014 — Shara Yurkiewicz

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Chemistry: Death Cologne

I’m really loving the new ‘Reactions‘ series from the American Chemical Society. Those of us involved in the world of science communication are well aware that effective science-storytelling involves a lot of creativity and style...

April 6, 2014 — Carin Bondar
The pathogen detectives: sourcing the post-earthquake cholera outbreak in Haiti

The pathogen detectives: sourcing the post-earthquake cholera outbreak in Haiti

Natural disasters such as earthquakes can have far-reaching effects beyond the damage caused on the day they occur. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti damaged the already limited sanitation systems leading to areas without adequate toilet and washing facilities; perfect for the spread of infection diseases...

April 6, 2014 — S.E. Gould

DIY Opioid Antidote Gets Fast FDA Approval

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of injury in the United States. More people between the ages of 25 and 64 now die from overdose than in car crashes--and prescription drugs are largely to blame...

April 3, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron

The Emotional Blindness of Alexithymia

Sometimes I work with children and adults who can't put words to their feelings and thoughts. It's not that they don't want to - it's more that they don't know how.

April 3, 2014 — Deborah Serani
Physics envy: The last emotion you ever want to feel

Physics envy: The last emotion you ever want to feel

This is a guest post by my friend Pinkesh Patel, a data scientist at Facebook. Pinkesh has a PhD in physics from Caltech during which he worked on LIGO, the gravitational wave detector.

April 3, 2014 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
Obama and Putin Agree to Seek End of War

Obama and Putin Agree to Seek End of War

Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have agreed to a plan to end war, according to a recording of a conversation between the two Presidents recently made available to “Cross-check” by the hacker collective Anonymous...

April 1, 2014 — John Horgan
Science, technology and the chef

Science, technology and the chef

Chef Richie Farina is no stranger to scientific technology, yet he also has an eye for art. He's executive chef of the Chicago molecular gastronomy eatery, Moto, which means he often uses high-tech scientific equipment and processes in making his dishes...

March 31, 2014 — Julianne Wyrick
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