A new study published in Science has alarming news about our scientific knowledge
One of the benefits of living where it snows, or taking a trip to snow with your dog, is watching a joyful dog frolic in it. But why does snow elicit such a response? Well, Scientific American has taken the time to ask a bunch of experts that question. Read more...
Dean from Amara writes, "Editors at Scientific American noticed they were getting a TON of hits on the video What Happens to Your Body after You Die? To their surprise, the majority of the views were originating in Hungary." Read the rest
Enjoy this week's stories! COMPUTING: A Graphene Discoverer Speculates on the Future of Computing Katia Moskvitch | Scientific American "I call it 'materials on demand' because, depending on your application and... read more
Canine athletes would take exception to that expression: Ben Richmond reads through Julie Hecht’s “great article over at Scientific American about dog athletes and how often they end up injured”: Although all but the mellowest of pooches seem to enjoy a good wrestle with each other every now and again, it’s not like these athlete […]
A few months ago I saw a YouTube video spoof that showed the differences in how the American news media was covering the Ebola crisis versus the British news media. This was far from a scientific comparison, as it took very brief clips...Show More Summary
"Shelf Life" is the American Museum of Natural History's new series of exploratory, fun science videos, offering us a glimpse of the rare items and specimens they've got tucked away in their collection. This month, Ichthyology Curator Melanie L. Show More Summary
Patients with chronic pain show signs of glial activation in brain centers that modulate pain, according to results from a PET-MRI study. "Glia appears to be involved in the pathophysiology of chronic pain, and therefore we should consider developing therapeutic approaches targeting glia," Dr. Show More Summary
The joint venture will combine the majority of family-owned Holtzbrinck Publishing Group’s Macmillan Science and Education division with Springer Science & Business Media, which is owned by the private equity firm BC Partners.
A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. How many of you have heard a flight attendant or pilot announce, “We know you have a choice of airlines when you fly, and we want to thank you for flying with us”? Over the years, many other industries have adopted similar statements. Continuing medical […]
Anderson Layman's Blog has a simple question from Scientific American. Take your time.
Despite his vigilance, however, signs of possible research misconduct have crept into some articles published in Diagnostic Pathology. Six of the 14 articles in the May 2014 issue, for instance, contain suspicious repetitions of phrases and other irregularities. Show More Summary
Check out the latest issue of ImagineFX magazine. I've been writing a series of articles for them about making physical reference maquettes. This one shows how I made a dinosaur maquette for the Scientific American article.Here's a video (link to YouTube) showing more. Coming up in the ImagineFX series: Architectural Maquettes, How to Build a Pterosaur, and more.
Anthropologist Krystal D'Costa considers food as a spectator sport in history, aka "food porn." From Scientific American: Read the rest
Conventional wisdom holds that mass incarceration of American blacks and Latinos is a result of he "scientific racism" that was established as the dominant racial ideology in the 19th and early 20th centuries and which underlay he Republican "law and order" policies of the 1970s that brought us to our present condition. Show More Summary
We Americans have much to be grateful for: a stable country, a democratic political process, a proud history of scientific progress, and a tradition of standing up for those who need defending, even if we are occasionally slow to rise...Show More Summary
Some 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine, but funding to support scientific research that could lead to effective new therapies for pain remains inadequate. Recognizing this dilemma,...Show More Summary
"The [PFOX 'ex-gay'] billboard speaks to the scientific fact that to quote the American Psychiatric Association, 'there still remains no replicated scientific studies supporting any specific biological etiology for homosexuality.' There is zero evidence that a person is born a homosexual. Show More Summary
The hot topic of the day is, of course, the big shake-up at Scientific American’s blog network. The official statement is, of course, very carefully worded, but the end result is that they’re shedding a bunch of blogs and instituting a standard set of guidelines for those that remain. A more detailed breakdown of who’s…
“Media reports about behavioural genetics unintentionally induce unfounded beliefs, therefore going against the educational purpose of scientific reporting,” writes a researcher following his study of 1,500 Americans. Public misunderstanding is not the only thing to blame for this misinterpretation. Show More Summary