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October 31, 2014

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1:34 AM | Thoughts of Drugs, and Other Things, While in Prison
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

October 30, 2014

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8:19 PM | Neuroscientists Break into the Brain to Expose Its Workings
The brain is a dazzlingly complex web of somewhere around 100 billion neurons, each of which communicates with others through thousands of connections. The idea of manipulating such a complex system... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:53 AM | Traveling to Prison, There Are No Systems
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

October 29, 2014

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2:09 AM | What’s Allowed in Prison? Not Hair Conditioner
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

October 28, 2014

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2:03 AM | Visiting Prison, Things Are Taken
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

October 24, 2014

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10:07 PM | Is Smell the Key To an Octopus’s Heart?
We know that octopuses have awesome visual systems and super-sensitive suckers. We have even learned that they can hear. But little scientific attention has been paid to their sense of smell. And new... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

October 15, 2014

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1:00 PM | Scientific American Online Now Speaks Spanish
In 1845, when Scientific American was founded, the name was aspirational for a young country in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. Before the 1800s were out, however, it launched an edition in... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

October 09, 2014

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3:21 PM | Play, Informal Learning Cultivate Kids’ Interest in STEM
When I was eight years old I couldn’t speak English. I’d been born in another country and came to the U.S. because my father’s postdoctoral medical research brought us here. Frustrated with my... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

October 06, 2014

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5:22 PM | The Map in Your Mind: 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain—an... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

October 01, 2014

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1:30 AM | Communicating with the public, being out as a scientist.
In the previous post, I noted that scientists are not always directly engaged in the project of communicating about their scientific findings (or about the methods they used to produce those... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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