I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I’m still traveling, so I don’t have time to for “real” post, but I thought I’d share this photo. This was the scene at my Thanksgiving, as my
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I have a story in the Ideas section of today’s Boston Globe about a new field of research that is probing the physiological and neurological effects of being bullied. The psychological torment that victims feel
Hi all–I’m off to Virginia for Thanksgiving, and then headed further south to do some research for my book. I’ll try to do some posts during my travels, but they will be sporadic, at best.
I have a new web gallery up at Discover on the genomics of your Thanksgiving dinner. It discusses what scientists have learned from sequencing many of the foods we’ll eat this week, including turkey, potatoes,
In this week’s edition: bacteria that do sudoku, the Ikea Effect, and bioengineering better astronauts. * Brian Switek is sick to death of seeing naked dinosaurs. (To be fair, Donald Duck doesn’t wear pants, either.)
Updated: See new addendum at the end of this post. Last week, as my regular readers know, I wrote the second post in two months that combined the excellent subjects of reptiles and alcohol. That
In this week’s edition: a vending machine that sells live crabs, flatworm penis fencing, and a journalist embedded with neuroscientists. * I hope that “Dumb Science News Headlines of the Week” becomes a regular feature.
First, there was the drunken zookeeper bitten by an irresponsibly handled cobra. And now, there is this: the great backstory behind the discovery of a new species of lizard. I always find it interesting when
I spent this past weekend up in New Haven, at the annual meeting for the National Association of Science Writers. It was a great time, and I finally got to meet fellow PLoGgers John Rennie
Just a quick note to say that there will be no Small Wonders this week. I’m off to the annual meeting for the National Association of Science Writers–looking forward to seeing many of you there.