Vertebrate paleontologist Darren Naish has posted a wonderful article on the probable behavior and lifestyles of plesiosaurs at his Scientific American blog, Tetrapod Zoology. This is obviously of interest to those in cryptozoology with questions regarding what we know about real plesiosaurs versus speculation about “long necked sea monsters”. Show More Summary
AUSTIN, Texas — Astrophysicist and Internet superhero Neil deGrasse Tyson laid on a science-based smack down at SXSWi Saturday Tyson participated in a lively keynote with Scientific American editor Christie Nicholson titled simply "A Conversation with Dr. Show More Summary
The 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society (APS) will convene April 30 through May 3 at the Tampa Convention Center. APS is the leading multidisciplinary professional organization in the United States dedicated to advancing pain-related research, education, treatment and team-oriented professional practice.
Daniel Loxton recommends a detailed discussion of plesiosaur behaviour at Scientific American's Tetrapod Zoology blog, written by paleozoologist Darren Naish.
The 69th carnival of evolution is up at Scientific American’s S.E. Gould’s Lab Rat Blog. HERE.
Why are vaccination rates falling?Since the late 1990s, a growing number of American parents have become convinced — against all scientific evidence — that the risks of immunization outweigh the benefits. Their fears are rooted in aShow More Summary
Scientific Statement from American Heart Association details latest evidence for diagnosis and treatmentA vascular disease called fibromuscular dysplasia, which can cause high blood pressure, kidney failure, stroke and other symptoms...Show More Summary
FX's Cold War drama 'The Americans' returns for a second season tonight, and it's better than ever. The post ‘The Americans’ Showrunners On Season 2, Scientific Espionage, And How To Follow Up “Tusk” appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The actor Alan Alda has become a passionate advocate for improving how scientists communicate with the public. He interviewed around 700 scientists while hosting Scientific American Frontiers for 12 years on PBS and started the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Show More Summary
It might seem counter-intuitive, but I have found that really sinking into downtime can boost productivity. Scientists have backed this up. In an October 15th (2013) Scientific American Article, “Why the Brain Needs More Downtime,”Show More Summary
Sir Bob Geldof will share his experiences and tie them to the theme of the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, which is focused on the concept of "Expanding Neurosurgery."
In a survey by the National Science Foundation, 40% of Americans said that they believed astrology was a science. But, is the issue not that Americans believe that horoscopes are scientifically defined, but that they simply misheard "astrology" as "astronomy"? Read more...
Social Neuroscience power couple, John T. Cacciopo and Stephanie Cacciopo This, my friends, is a belated Valentine's Day tale that went oh so wrong... On Feb 14, Scientific American ran a piece about When Scientists Are Mad about Each Other. Show More Summary
“We can, thankfully, remove one threat to the future existence of the human male from our worry list,” Alice Shabecoff writes at Environmental Health News via Scientific American. “The male Y chromosome, after dwindling from its original...Show More Summary
Skeptical stargazers are increasingly rare: [A] substantial minority of Americans, ranging from 31 to 45 percent depending on the year, say consider astrology either “very scientific” or “sort of scientific.” That’s bad enough—the NSF [National Science Foundation] report compares it with China, where 92 percent of the public does not believe in horoscopes—but the new […]
One of the largest surveys of American views on religion and science suggests that the religious and scientific communities may be less combative than is commonly portrayed in the media and in politics. read more
Links for you. Science: Scientific method: Statistical errors. P values, the ‘gold standard’ of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume. Patterns of widespread decline in North American bumble bees A Grizzly Answer for Obesity Ten Fossil … Continue reading ?
While most Americans could be a bit more knowledgeable in the ways of science, a majority are interested in hearing about the latest scientific breakthroughs and think highly of scientists. This is according to a survey of more thanShow More Summary
Happy Valentine's day from a hopeless romantic! Here's what your candy says about your politics. Occasional Planet: No Roses, No Chocolate: Other Ways to Show Some Love on Valentine's Day Scientific American: UK Probes Whether Strange,...Show More Summary
Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director, influential business thinker and renowned leader in international affairs to address attendees at nation's leading neurosurgical meeting.